Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunday Stills...Rivers and Creeks

Most of the water around here has been frozen for a while, although things are beginning to open up a bit. The river is still largely ice-covered so we went down the other afternoon to take some pics of the converging water fowl in the open bit in town.

Do click and enlarge to see the many species of birds

There are many species of birds hanging around there. Great Black-backed Gulls, Herring Gulls, Ring-billed Gulls, Canada Geese, Mallard Ducks, a single Lesser Scaup, Common Mergansers, many sorts of blackbirds and American Crows, Bald Eagles, and lots more.

It was dark and snowing, but the birds didn't care

We didn't see all of these, but there were a lot of them to see. It is as if there are two rivers this time of year...the river of water, mostly still iron clad in ice...and the river of birds, moving ever more north.

The one that got me

One of the geese left me a nice reminder not to stand under water fowl when they are flying by....had to race home to the washing machine. I guess you are truly a birder when you can get crapped on by a large goose and not really care all that much.

For more Sunday Stills.....

A river of ice, where the water seeps out of our slate banks


Ed said...

LOL! Been there, done got crapped on myself a few times its a badge of honor. Great shots..:-)

A. Montgomery said...

They say it's good luck. You know my story about Scotland!
Love Mom

Anonymous said...

THis is the best blog on the entire internet!!!! I just love it!! YOu tell it like it is, and all the love you show for animals is so wonderful!!! THANK YOU! The pic of those darling lambs with that darling lamb child is so sweet...and the pic of the baby offerin gthe lamb his binky is really all about LOVE isn't it? Kids get it so right! You do too thanks for all MErri

threecollie said...

Ed, thanks, it used to bother me a lot more than it does now.

Mom, I don't need to tell me again!

Merri, wow, thanks so much for your kind words. Kids do get it right, don't they. And I enjoy so much watching Peggy bond with the animals because she is so like her mother at the same age...lots of fun.

Terry and Linda said...

You got some outstanding photos, Marianne!