Friday, January 16, 2015

Winter Reflections

A look around the pond in January.
Shot through a tree V.
 A Great Egret and a few Whistling Ducks hang around together.
 Another group of Whistlers with another Great Egret
I liked the color reflected in the water.
Similar shot on a different day, more goofy Whistlers.
And a closer look at the fence-perching Whistlers with some floaters reflecting in the background.
Linking to Weekend Reflections

119 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

well I see the sun is shining and all the birds seem very content. Great shots of them around your pond.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Interesting images !

messymimi said...

It looks like you and they are having a lovely January together!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Beautiful images...I too like the reflected colors!

Eva Marie O'Brien said...

These pictures are beautiful.
Happy Friday!

Dianna said...

The reflections in the water are beautiful.
Aren't we all ready for spring???!

Breathtaking said...

Yes, lovely colours in the last three shots, and the Whistlers are
just as goofy as ever.:)) Nice shot of the egret too.

Buttons said...

Morning Tex it is always so beautifully calm here. Thanks for that. Hug B

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

the water hole always the best place for gorgeous photos :)

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa; Wonderful pictures of reflection with birds♡♡♡ I could take egret shot today but didn't like the color of wavy river water on its back p:-)
Your fence-perching Whistlers always bring me smile, my friend(*^_^*)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Molly TheWally said...

Just love all those ducks in a row. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, I love them all... especially the last one... oh, and the one through the V of the tree. Cool! Most of all, I love all the soft colors... and the way they reflect in the water. Just beautiful. blessings ~ tanna

Revrunner said...

Whistler strike me today as kind of professional loiterers. :-)

Julia said...

I needed a dose of Whistlers with open water and reflections today. It's snowing again here again but at least it's only -5 °C or 23°F.

I can't believe it's Friday already....
Hugs,
JB

eViL pOp TaRt said...

The shot of the egret conveys an aura of tranquility.

DJan said...

What cuties, and it isn't even Wednesday. Nice reflections, too. :-)

Kathy said...

I think the whistlers like to be up off the ground more than they do on the water.

Rose said...

You know Whistlers on fencing are some of my favorite, favorite shots! They always make me smile.

Debbie said...

egrets on the pond, always exciting!! pretty reflections, that V shaped tree provides a great spot for picture taking!!!

Jacquelineand.... said...

All lined up on top of the fence, what else would I think of but 'A Chorus Line'??

Linda Kay said...

Great shots. Looks like the whistlers and the egret get along nicely.

William Kendall said...

Beautiful shots!

The whistlers are thinking, "who's she calling goofy?"

John Wooldridge said...

Nice shots, funny I never think of ducks as perching birds.

Sandra said...

so you are the one who has our sunshine... please send us some.. number 4 is my favorite today, all of it.. the fence the ducks an the sun and reflections/

rainfield61 said...

They are lining up for a chorus.

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures, the egret is so beautiful.
I love the color reflection in the water.
Best regards, Irma

Pat said...

Lovely shots...see you have all your ducks in a row in the last photo.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Great pics and looks like they are all enjoying the sunshine. Hopefully more sun on the way this weekend as we are predicted to reach the 60's.

Have a nice weekend.

Pamela Gordon said...

These are really great photos. I love the Whistlers on the fence and tree all lined up in a row. The colours and reflections are so nice too. I hope you have a great weekend.

DIMI said...

Beautiful images Tex!!Great pictures!Like the Winter reflections the Egret and those adorable ducks!
Dimi...

Lois Evensen said...

Love those Whistlers!

Karen S. said...

Ah yes, lovely by your water in January. Great minds think alike, as my post this morning spells out my reflections of January too! But I have a special treat arriving on my trails today, Trumpeter Swans! Really. Truly.

Mary Kirkland said...

Wow, such great shots. They are such pretty birds.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Such pretty reflections. I really like the last shot.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Egret: O.K., you kids be quiet. I'm FISHING here!

Whistlers: PARTY TIME! EXCELLENT!
~

don said...

Those Whsitlers love to perch on that fence. They are so cute and how they act is interesting. A fine series.

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely to see them all standing there together!

Pom Pom said...

The fence-perching Whistlers are gorgeous! I love the egret, too!

Leovi Leovi said...

Wonderful photos, beautiful reflections!

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Great shots Theresa!
The last one is my favourite :))
Have a fine weekend
【ツ】Knipsa

Melissa said...

Your whistlers look handsome against the winter colors.

Audrey said...

superbe que de beaux animaux ;o)

Paula said...

I like the V picture best.

Laura. M said...

Goes together better :))

Sylvia K said...

Always love the whistlers!!

joeh said...

They always remind me of "Daffy" though I know he is a black duck, not a whistler.

Giga said...

And the reflection in the water and birds are very pretty. Regards.

Mama Zen said...

Great shots. The whistlers have the cutest feet.

Mersad said...

I really like the light from the sunset in these.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Happy ducks! They've found their little piece of paradise. :D

Lindy

sharon said...

looks like a meeting of the Whistlers convention has convened.

Nancy J said...

Reflections, so Monet-like, lovely soft pastel, with the Whistlers added , and an Egret for some fun together.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, What pretty scenes! I really like the Whistlers and when combined with that spectacular egret, well, it is magical! Great pictures. Have a fine day today and an enjoyable weekend!

FOREST SNAPPER said...

The lake is looking fullish.
peter

Bob Bushell said...

Must have been a wonderful day, love it.

RedPat said...

I'm always fascinated by their feet on the fences! Crazy birds. ;-)

Andrea Priebe said...

Your water is always clear and your whisters are always there and the reflections are perfect ... what a life you lead :

Andrea @ From The Sol

Terry and Linda said...

Your pond is a feather'friends dream spot!

Linda
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Susan (ABON) said...

They look perfectly content. Love the last one!

John's Island said...

I do like the reflections. Very nice photos. Have a good weekend!

MarkD60 said...

Beatuiful photos! Those birds should be here where it's warm though!

Terri B said...

Love the whistlers- and you have sun! Have a great weekend..and may we both see a couple of sunny days.

Pantherka said...

Again wonderful!
Have a great weekend.

Phil Slade said...

I've decided that your whistlers would make for a great circus tightrope act.

karmnik54 said...

Piękne zdjęcia:)

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

Those egrets just glow!

Sally Crowe said...

Pretty, pretty!

I always love the reflections!

xoxo

Fun60 said...

Beautiful reflections and colours.

Gosia k said...

your pond is busy as usual

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I really like the last one.

Filip Demuinck said...

Great focus on your first picture.

Greetings,
Filip

Maggid said...

Magnificent! All that beauty -
and, i believe you have become the official home of the whistling ducks.

love & love,
-g-

Fireblossom said...

I think that Animal Planet should do a series about goofy Whistlers!

Susan said...

Little cuties. Love the reflections!

nookworm said...

Whistlers, floaters and tree v's. Good shots!

Marissa said...

Oh you got some great shots! Love them all

Primitive Stars said...

Beautiful pond in January, nice not to see white and frozen landscapes. .Blessings Francine.

bailey-road.com said...

Great shots of your pond denizens.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Beautiful!

Robin Lamb said...

T, lovely images! I love the way the Whistlers line up on that fence!

Our photos said...

Very nice ! I love the 4th one !

Miss Val's Creations said...

Such cuties!

Red said...

I'm always amazed to see the whistlers perch on top of the pipe. They are really perching birds.

Ms. A said...

Love all the shots, but especially love the ones with the golden tones!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great pictures of the RunAround Nature Preserve! (I swear you have more birds than most of the real ones do!) Thanks for sharing the love.

happywonderer.com said...

Very nice. How wonderful to have these views outside your door. Happy weekend to you!

Stephen Hayes said...

Your whistlers always look so alert, like they're waiting for something to happen. Probably a good instinct to have if you're a duck.

KB Bear said...

The Whisters really are goofy with their crazy postures on that fenceline!

Lois said...

I would never get tired of seeing this. Ever.

marshaleith said...

gorgeous photos. I love the goofy Whistler ducks...I don't think they hang around where I live...

Hilary said...

I like your artsy framing in the first pic but I LOVE those crazy whistlers walking up the angled fence. They're such a hoot.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

You sure know how to keep your ducks in a row!
Thanks for you nice comments today.

Brian King said...

Beautiful! I really like how you framed the first one in the V of the tree!

Felicia said...

pretty reflections. always nice to see the goofy guys too.

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Gail said...

Looks like some of the whistlers are reflecting on their reflections.

Beautiful pictures.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Always amazing how in nature birds and animals that don't prey on each other live in perfect harmony!
Hugs,
Mariette

Stephanie said...

You have lots of lovely sunshine and your birds are enjoying it. Love the last shot!

Paul said...

Nice to see that everyone is getting along at the pond...

Those Whistlers sure like that old fencing you have in the pond, they probably think it is there just for them! :)

DeniseinVA said...

Such a lovely series of pictures here. Sweet companionship!

SuperLux said...

This looks serene as always. I love looking at your shots as they're relaxing. :)

SweetMarie said...

Beautiful, Theresa! Hope you are having sunny days! :)

pattisjarrett said...

Love the Whistler on the fence standing on one foot. Look, Ma, no hands. Show off!

Rita said...

They are quite the contrast. The elegant egret and the goofy whistlers--LOL! :)

Randy said...

Looks like another wild party at your place.

'Tsuki said...

I love the last picture with the duck of the middle looking so different from irs brother... It reminds a game I used to like when I was a child, "Quel est l'intrus", which can be translated by : pick-the-intuder-in this-serie...

Laura. M said...

Teresa, yesterday I had problems with the blog and I've re-edited.
Good weekend ;)

Gert said...

What awesome photos! Love all of your birds! I can ee why you enjoy your view!

Lynne said...

I wonder if the Great White thinks . . .
"I must be in the wrong club house . . . who are these guys!"

Rory Bore said...

wow! that first one is fantastic. I love that shot. A great perspective.

Black Jack's Carol said...

Wish the people of the world could get along like your Egret does with the Whistlers (maybe a few squabbles, but nothing serious) and love the "V" shot. Such a treasure, your pond!

Betty Manousos said...

a lovely gathering. love those adorable feathers! ;)

michaelswoodcraft said...

Lots of Whistlers!! Always fun to see them and also the great egret!! :)

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

You are so very good at this!

Rain said...

Love these photos T !!!! And enjoyed the last with your horses- my favorites. Still on my bucket list is to ride a horse!!-- fondly, Rain

Marie Flutterby said...

Awesome captures just beautiful!

Powell River Books said...

Looks like they've found a good spot to wait out winter. We still have a few ducks on our lake, but most has fled south. - Margy

edenhills said...

Great reflections!

Bethany Carson said...

Nice shots of the whistlers!

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