Grass Lake 2,3,4
Finally another post after a long time. Sorry Bri for not using this blog like you wanted, though I did warn you this would happen. It's not always my first choice to spend my free time to sit at the computer. I'd usually rather be out enjoying the outdoors, or I'm busy with the inumerable other things that take up a lot of our lives. I am expecting alot of my next posts will be quick with very little commentary although that(the experience) is really half of what makes alot of the pictures. We will see... I have a year of pictures to catch up on. So here goes...
Sandhill Crane on Nest
Sandhill Crane turning eggs
American Bittern call sequence. Very interesting sound and very neat to watch. I cropped the picture just to make it easier to see. The photo quality is not very good as will be the case in a couple of other shots. Some I have simply put in to show the birds etc. that I have seen. Generally though, I have tried to avoid cropping.
Redwinged Blackbird showing its colours
This guy let me get fairly close
Brian had a number of his birding friends check this out and it turns out this is not a Western Kingbird but a Great Crested Flycatcher. Apparently quite the sightsing if it had been. Ironically I saw another one yesterday and Brian linked me to a sight where I could listen to the bird call and the one I saw yesterday was definetly a Great Crested. I saw it at Sudden Tract in North Dumfries whereas this one was seen at Grass Lake last year. Thanks for the help from your friends Bri. Slowly learning....
This one I knew but somhow typed it in wrong. I had an Eastern picture to put on but missed it. Thanks again Brian.
One of the stangest and loudest bird calls. Often one will start calling and then others from around the lake will start responding. Not sure what they are saying but it is quite the interesting and loud conversation
Sandhill Crane and baby running to catch up
What a great place Grass Lake is to go. It seems every time I go I see something differant. It has also been great to be able to go with my brother Brian as well as our kids. One of the times unfortunately Brians camera was being repaired so he missed the shots with the baby. Maybe this year. I have been back several more times but I will include those in another post.