There is no denying that the hooded merganser is not only a fairly elusive bird but also very dramatic. At least the male! But the common merganser, to me, is just as spectacular! Every time I photograph the male I… Read More ›
It’s Spring – Let the Battles Begin
Spring has sprung and action is heating up in the garden! A careful examination of the budding flowers and the grasses in the flower beds reveals a world of bug eat bug. This is what I have seen in my… Read More ›
I have never heard a swan sing but I have heard them talk amongst themselves. Interesting. I am still trying to organize my photos. In fact I haven’t really even started looking at them, just trying to get the years… Read More ›
Not What It’s Quacked up to be!
Pardon the pun (you’ll understand in a minute), but the other day I was watching the ducks in the marsh. Some were courting, some sunning and a few were being territorial. Very territorial! A pair of mallards were floating along… Read More ›
Back to Spring Happenings
As I look out the window, the mountain across the lake is shrouded in cloud and it is obvious new snow has fallen up there. The water is choppy and the wind chilly. But in the sheltered marsh, the waterfowl… Read More ›
It’s Courting Time in the Marsh!
Just a quick note about life in the marsh. I went over yesterday to see how my pied-billed grebe was doing. I had spotted it a few days earlier. Well, while there I saw a few special moments. The first… Read More ›
The Swans Strike Back!
After my last post, commenting on the humorous side of swans, I had another encounter with the same swans. And it was almost as if they were intent on proving me wrong. They were so elegant and photogenic! Capturing swans… Read More ›
Two Sides of a swan
This is just a quick follow-up on the swan blog from the other day. I was able to get photos of the swans again, this time closer and with a bigger lens. I got some lovely shots and chose one… Read More ›
Swans – a sign of spring!
In the last week or so, spring has been edging its way north. The snow at lake level is almost gone and new sights and sounds abound. A wonderful sign of spring is the return of the swans, both tundra… Read More ›
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