Monday, May 11, 2009

My World #31

This is my posting for the My World Meme. It is hosted by Klaus, Ivar, Sandy, Wren, Louise and myself. Last week there were 115 people showing their world to us. Won't you join in, I want to see where you live and thrive. Here is part of 'My World'.

My boat is out and even with a cold front I was on Lake Hodgson. Fishing was slow, birding was hot. Here are a couple of Canada Geese that landed in a little cove where I was fishing. They took off as I approached.
I was able to get this flying reflection shot as one flew by.
The Cormorant were doing their running start take-offs.
They do put on quite the show.
A couple of Mallard Ducks didn't let me get close and took to the air.
I saw two Green Herons and this one was nice enough to land in a dead tree for photos. I still don't know where they get their name. I could have used my other camera for this shot.
I also saw several Swallows and two Great blue Herons in a fly by for a super bird day.

38 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

Looks like they orchestrated a beautiful diversion to keep you from getting the fish!

erin said...

wonderful captures...isn't it nice when one thing fails to materialize something else lands in our lap? i was looking for birds this weekend for my other blog and not a one came my direction...but, i did capture some lovely shots of everything else :)
have a wonderful evening.

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous shots as always, FG! Looks chilly, but lovely!

Shellmo said...

Beautiful flight shots - tell them to quit flying away from you and to please fly at you! LOL!!

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the water birds in flight.

Thumbelina said...

I have come to the conclusion that you live in a beautiful part of the world.
Great shots.

Darla said...

the birding was hot! Glad your getting in your boat, you gotta be getting some warm weather soon!

barb said...

Great day for birding! So, about the fish... :-D

Photo Cache said...

I think that was in actuality a birding trip via the guise of a fishing outing :)

Happy Monday, enjoy the week.

Mary Elizabeth said...

Beautiful! Lovely capture of the bird.
Mary Elizabeth @ Now and Then

j-rod said...

Wow those are some beautiful shots! I was looking at some info about Hodgson and saw it is stocked with walleye? i also found that it is an excellent bass/ pan fish lake, I might have to give it a try some time!

Jack and Joann said...

Great captures. Sounds like you are getting out and about these days. That's good news. Hope your wife and daughters had a great Mother's Day.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Lots of birds would make for a good day,in my opinion.
Blessings,Ruth

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I am sure not a lot of fishing was done with you having the camera in hand Tom. A lovely place for both fishing and bird watching it seems.

Pam said...

Great photos, lucky you! I'm jealous.

Jenn Jilks said...

Great shots!

susieofarabia said...

Great action shots, Tom! Still looks a bit cool in your parts.

Arija said...

Glad to see you out and fishing again, I know you have missed it during the long cold winter.
Even if the fish were not co-operating, at least you caught the geese. i like the running takeoff. It looks good with the geese, i do'nt think I would have appreciated the Prof doing a bouncy one like that in a plane though.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Those are some great shots, with their wings spread.
I've never heard of a green heron. I'll have to be on the lookout for one down here.
I hope they didn't drop any "bombs" on that fly by!

Guy D said...

Brilliant captures, I love these pics.

Have a great week
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Gaelyn said...

Nice to be out on the water watching the birds, even if the fishing was no good. Nice inflight shots. So much for sneaking up on them huh?

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

What wonderful sights to see whilst taking in a little fishing. I hope your recovery continues a pace Tom.

George said...

I hope that both the fishing and the weather warm up for you. In the meantime we'll continue to enjoy your great shots of the birds you encounter.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hey Tom, I've enjoyed catching up on your blog. Glad you were able to get the boat out. Just being out there on the water has to be enjoyable--even if the fish weren't biting.

On your "What is it?" blog---I would have gotten the 2nd and 3rd one--but not the 1st.

Hope you had a good week.
Betsy

Catherine said...

Beautiful nature shots this week.. a sharp contrast to my urban landscape!!

Pietro said...

Wonderful sequence, Fishing Guy. I like the flying reflection picture and it's so beautiful the landscape all around!

lisaschaos said...

I'm wondering if all that bird activity is what caused the day to be bad for fishing. :)

Luke Wiley said...

cool birds in flight!

Lawstude said...

that was quite a show FG. i guess u ahd a fishing rod on ur left hand and a camera on the other. take care always my friend.

Ken Conger Photography said...

Too bad the fishing was slow but enjoyed the bird images. Blue Skies.

hip chick said...

I love being out on the river. I'm not normally fishing...just paddling around. It's so pretty.

Shionge said...

This is al so cool FG ;D

Tipper said...

Bet it felt good to be back on the water-nice shots too.

Jenn Jilks said...

RE: fishing guy has left a new comment on your post "bugs in May":

You don't like bugs, fishing guy?! What was really cool is the day after the ice went out of our lake the fish began surfacing and jumping for them. It was one of the signs that nature was unfolding as it should. :-)

storyteller's other blog said...

Magnificent action photographs!!!
Hugs and blessings,

Leanne said...

Even if the fish weren't biting the birds were very accommodating.

Leedra said...

Love the cormorant photos.

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TSannie said...

We had one come through on our pond - he stayed for about a day - then left again. Neat bird!