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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Days like this and a ?

We have had more days like this this summer than I think we have ever had in one summer.    We try to get out and enjoy them all we can.

Down at the end of this pond lotus are growing...the property has No Trespassing signs so I cannot walk down close to them.
How I wish I could cause they are only about 8-10 minutes from here.  They are not far at all...

This Great Blue Heron was down close to the far end.  We see him in about this exact spot quite often.
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At a different pond, I spotted this guy.  When I first spotted it, it was out in the water, with its wings spread open.  Before I could even zoom in and focus, it took flight.   The only thing that crossed my mind was cormorant, but don't really have any idea if it could be one.  I am hoping someone that sees them often can tell me if they think that is one or if you know what it is, please say so.  My photo is so blurry that I can do nothing to enhance it to give details.  Even in the original, I cannot tell much about its beak.

We have seen cormorants down at the Goose Pond area...and in looking at photos on Google, I found a photo of one sitting in the water that closely resembles what I saw.  I just wish I could see the beak in my photo.


20 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

I have been looking at Cormorant images on Yahoo Images, and am convinced this is one! They have yellow beaks, and your bird does too I think. All the flight pictures look exactly like this one!! The Lotus are gorgeous! And the Blue Herons are always so huge and impressive.

Nancy Chan said...

I am not good with birds but I enjoy your photos of the blue sky and lake, pond full of lotus and birds. I am sure it is going to be a beautiful summer for you. Have a lovely day!

Tom said...

...enjoy these beautiful summer days while you can.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, lovely summer sky and photos. I agree it is a cormorant. Love the Heron and pretty lotus flowers. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

Sandra said...

lovely summer blue skies.. I agree with the cormorant guess. we often see the heron at the same place in a pond down the street from us, he fishes there early am almost always in the same spot

Mildred said...

So thankful that you have had nice weather to get out and about. I love the photos you share from your day trips.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Definitely a cormorant Rose, it's harder to identify when they're flying away �� Enjoy your summer days, must be coming up to autumn soon right?

Carol Mattingly said...

He's a cormorant. Wished I could walk down close to the pond too. Carol

don said...

Beautiful picture of the great weather. That herson must like that particular spot. I think the capture of the bird taking off is very good.

Christine said...

Love that first summer sky shot so much! Enjoy every day!

happyone said...

Wonderful photos of a beautiful summer day.

Debby Ray said...

Don't you just hate "no trespassing" signs?? :D Fabulous photos, Rose!

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Great bird photos!!! I love the lotus pond too.

Bill said...

Wonderful images!

Ruth Hiebert said...

Cormorant is the right one. We have them around here all summer.

L. D. said...

I was so glad to see the lotus. I don't usually see any except in botanical centers.

Bonny Bonafilla said...

Gosh those are such lovely photos. Your crane looks amazing, and those lotus flowers are beautiful. I think you've captured the essence of summer.

NatureFootstep said...

a gret post. Love to see the water as we have very low waterlevel.

Klara S said...

I like sky in the first picture. It's beautiful. I enjoy summer as much as I can in spite of not many sunny days.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

The best day ever is a warm sunny summer day with a few fluffy clouds to look at and find the hidden image in.
xx, Carol

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