Archive for the ‘Burdette Park’ Category

Gotta Love those little Goslings!

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

When baby Canada geese, called goslings, emerge from their shells in springtime they have yellow feathers like baby ducklings. They follow their parents around in a goose parade for about two months until they are ready to learn to fly. By autumn, they accompany their parents on the southward migration.

 

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That water sure looks nice and cool …. maybe I’ll go for a swim.

 

 

 

 

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Guess I better wait for mom and dad to go in first ……

 

 

 

 

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I’ll just hang around here on the bank and eat some grass until they get in the water and then I can follow them.

Duckies at Burdette

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

duck3 These images were taken at Burdette Park in June and July of this year during a couple  of my visits to Heavensville.  We always go to Burdette early in the am and sit for hours …. she reads and I shoot a gazillion photos ….. always loads of Ducks and Geese around the water.

 

 

 

 

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Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

“Old Blue Beauty”

 

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A couple of intruders in his territory

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Blue Heron

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

 

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Old Blue was fishing for his lunch and stayed in the same spot for hours.

Took this shot the last time I was at Jan’s  …… we made our usual numerous trips to Burdette Park.

 

 

 

 

heron3 He has his eye on a fish but he missed!

He tried several times to stab one but he was never successful.  I grew tired of watching him and moved on to taking photos of all the ducks and geese.

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Monday, May 5th, 2008

The GBH is my favorite big bird. He is so graceful when he flies over the water … he is also very beautiful. My mother thinks they are awful looking with their long neck and long legs. She calls him “old ugly” .. ha!

I shot this one several times and they all came out decent. You can view the other images in my PICASA WEB ALBUMS