Capturing them on camera has proved rather dicey. They're extremely shy; quick to hide behind the overgrowth of weeds along the expanding shore or to fly off if they sense human presence. So I was forced to shoot from my favorite blind - from the window of my office. Even that was tough as the area of pond is so small this year that shooting past the birdfeeder tree and shore weeds into 'open water' is challenging. So forgive these images for all sorts of reasons. But because they are new visitors to Run*A*Round, I wanted to share them with you.
|Some rather nice reflections, at least!|
|Mud banks, galore.|
|Approaching a Great Blue Heron|
|GBH not concerned.|
|Love the hen's 'do - reminiscent of Cher, perhaps|
|image from Web|
I do hope they'll stick around. They are still catching fish here, which I'm happy to see. I'll try to catch them on a brighter day next time.