New Birds have arrived…

This morning we were delighted to find several new birds at the lake behind our apartment. It was our first sighting of a Great Blue Heron and a Ring Necked Duck  at this location. We also saw a Grebe up close. This is quite rare for us, as the Grebes almost always shy away from us resorting to diving beneath the water or swimming very quickly towards the center of the lake. We also saw the group of Northern Shovelers that have been hanging around the lake for the past few months. They were very indecisive, leaping out of the water onto the bank and then flying back into the water every few minutes. We captured a few photographs of them doing such. A few of the photos are below. Hope you enjoy.

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron [mouth wide open] 01

Great Blue Heron [scratching] 01

Ring Necked Duck  05

Ring Necked Duck

Ring Necked Duck  10

Northern Shoveler

Northern Shoveler – Male

Northern Shoveler [leaping] 03

Northern Shoveler [leaping] 04

Northern Shoveler [leaping] 01

Northern Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird

Muscovy Duck

Muscovy Duck


Mallard – Female

Mallard [shaking] 02

Least Grebe  [swimming close] 01

Least Grebe

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2 Responses to New Birds have arrived…

  1. Lovely shots!!! Love the blue herons!

    • kylechavez2011 says:

      thanks so much. We love the herons too. We get Egrets, Herons, and Cormorants frequently visiting the small lake right behind where we live. they are a always a joy to watch.

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