October 25, 2011



Where are you off to next. Love the photos of the birds. Getting cold here and time to get the bird feeders out and plug in the bird water as I noticed it was frozen this morning.

SandyCarlson (USA)

These are wonderful shots of the birds.


Your birds are head up ! Not like mine !


Wonderful rippled patterns on the water made by the coots!
The reflections in what little water that is left are lovely!!


Time to move on to a new territory! You must be in a place where the drought has hit!


Coots are a hoot!
I also wonder why the lake is drying-up and where y'all will be traveling to.


You migrate like the birds.

Stewart M - Australia

Hi there - coots are such characters - I think that they may contain more anger per kilo than any other bird on the planet! When they decide they are going to chase each other nothing stoped them!

My beach nesting plovers sometimes get their nests swamped by high tides or storm surges - whatever the selective advantage of that is eludes me at present! But I suppose one advantage is that few other species do it, so less competition.

Cheers – Stewart M


I so very much agree with them ! I would join in and fly away to escape autumn and winter !


Those egrets probably think it is just fine, better hunting for them.

missing moments

Lovely post! Great shots!


What happy shots. Sorry I have been so neglectful in my commenting this last week, but I have been flat on my back with back spasms...20 years now..you would think I would be used to it, but sometimes it gets the best of me. I am now on prednisone so am feeling much better. Have decided to postpone posting and instead try to get caught up on touching bases with all of my blogging friends. Truly, I was an old duck stuck in the bed instead of am old duck out on the water enjoying life. genie


Cool captures of the Coots and the Egrets. Has it been dry there, hopefully the lake is not gone for good. Have a great day!


The coots are so cute with their white beaks!

Pat Ulrich

Lovely shots of the groups of birds -- it's especially fun to see so many egrets wandering the shallows!


Interesting the different birds attracted to a wetlands as the water rises and falls. Lots of opportunity for feeding but I guess I too prefer water to mud. Take care out there!


Very interesting that the water is almost gone from the lake. I wonder where you will go next! Great photos.


Looking forward to seeing your next destination..this place is lovely...beautiful wildlife to watch.


so where do you head to from here?


These are beautiful.

Hope you'd find time to visit my entries here and here.


Sallie, what makes the water disappear?

Boom & Gary

Great post!! Sallie. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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