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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Hooded Mergansers and Geese

The Canadian Geese are starting to return and we took pictures of this one at the largest lake in the entrance of our community today.  He thought we were going to feed him so he was most cooperative in getting close enough for good pictures!

The group that I am saying are Mergansers are questionable as I could not positively identify them!  They had no visible color or hoods and seem to have only black and white feathers.  My bird books did not have any photos that looked just like these.  They were very skiddish and were on the move the whole time we photographed them on the far side of the lake.  Unlike the Mergansers in our little lake behind the house where they dive and play and are not afraid at all.

The last pictures are of a dear little Chickadee in the feeder when the snow was flying and I took the photos through the den window.

The snow did not accumulate on the ground at all but it sure did flurry for a while on Sunday!  My roses refuse to give up and the brave little buds are still hanging on-ha!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday and are looking forward to a blessed New Year.  Thanks for visiting and come back soon.
My heart to yours...


welcome to my world of poetry said...

Most inspiring photo's Kerrie.
I love the wild life and you do justice to these photo's. Thanks for sharing.


welcome to my world of poetry said...

Happy Birthday to your grandson,

Thanks for the visit and comment.

Take care.

Doris Sturm said...

I love my ducks by the lake and the one and only Canada goose that seems to have adopted the two Muscovy ducks. They seem a lot gentler than the mallards and the two white domestic ducks - they attack me that sometimes I have to "send" Gizzy out in my defense to chase them back into the water LOL - we have a good time down there. I love to commune with the waterfowl as I can tell you do too...I've been going to the lake twice a day because the weather's been so refreshing. Today it was actually nice and sunny so that I could get a little crocheting done sitting on a park bench...

Thanks for sharing your photos - I love them!

Ginny said...

Poor little roses. I love the Canada Geese, we have lots around here. You have managed to snap the ever hard to get flitty chickadee, very good job!!

Cindy B said...

ahhhh to sit near a lake on a park bench..sounds inviting to this northerner! great photos Kerri .. ( cindy from Illinois)