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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Flying, Floating, Fishing and Flocking

 Monday of this week was such a beautiful day - temps in the 80s with a nice breeze.  We decided to take the boat out and catch some sun, charge up the batteries, and maybe get some photographs.  I definitely caught some sun...a little too much...the batteries are charged well after 5 hours of running, and I took 1210 photographs.  That's right - I said 1210!  I am SO thankful for digital!  Now, after the first run-through, I have about 500 left.  After the next run through, if I have 50 decent ones, I will be surprised.  After all, with a bright, sunny day, and a boat speeding along at about 25 mph in 15 mph winds...let's just say clear photos are a surprise, not a given!

Here are a few of the bird photos I managed to capture.  They were fun to watch!
Just away from the ramp, we spotted one of the nesting eagles.  She didn't let me get any closer...

No shortage of geese!

Hen party...hey, who invited you?

That sun feels SO good!

I see a fish...I see a fish!

Osprey sitting at the water's edge fishing - uncommon sight!

Just floating...




15 comments:

lotusleaf said...

Great photos with delightful commentary!

NatureStop said...

Nice post!

Carole M. said...

a lovely varied series; great photographs

Fjällripan said...

Great series! How nice to get to see the eagle nesting :)

Leovi said...

Beautiful, I love this beautiful series of birds.

Larry said...

What a fabulous day Linda! I love the shot of the Cormorants with the gulls and your comment ;-) And the Osprey! I have never seen an Osprey sitting in the water like that. How odd!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by as another Outdoor Wednesday participant, what a lovely day for photography, we need some warmth here now.

NixBlog said...

Gorgeous shots, Linda!

Leslie's Garden said...

I love the picture of all the birds sitting together!

momto8 said...

great pics again. I would LOVE to see an Eagle!!!

Springman said...

Excellent shots, and I thought I was the only person out there shooting 1000+ pics a day!
Cheers!

heyBJK said...

Really nice shots, Linda! I'm partial to raptors so I love your eagle photo!

CameraCruise said...

Wonderful shots of all the beautiful birds.
Thanks for sharing.

Eden said...

Beautiful bird photos.

eileeninmd said...

Great birds and wonderful captures, Linda! The eagle is my favorite. Have a great day!