Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Birding, Boating and More

Lake Martin, Louisiana, April 12, 2013.
Little Blue Heron

The task of the day was gathering sticks.

Great Egret with babies

Fishing

Sailing

Romancing

Probably my favorite shot of the day. :)

Canoeing

Double breasted cormorants kissing

Carolina Chickadee
Prayers for our country and the senseless bombing in Boston. Words fail me, truly.





56 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

tired old pup. :)

loved the chickadee wing action! and beautifully colored-out little blue! wow!

Phil said...

Lovely peaceful shots Gail. Words fail me too when there is so much beauty to behold and enjoy.

Lynn said...

ah, Gail ~ thank you for these beautifu images today. So very welcome . . .

HansHB said...

Great post, well done!
Happy WBW!

Ken Schneider said...

Love that Little Blue's display, and such peaceful images.

Renae at simple sequins said...

Oh Gail! All of these photos are WONDERFUL, PERFECT AND SO o o o YOU! I love them all. Glad you know Sandie (she is the best!) and I DON'T KNOW why I dreamed that other than I would love to meet her and the other two, plus you and many other gals I talk to each day! Blogging is amazing!!!! We need to meet!

Happydog said...

I always love a good doggy photo. He looks so peaceful and contemplative.

Carletta said...

That lovely color is so vibrant on the heron - beautiful catch!
Baby egrets protected by mama - you had a wonderful birding day. :)
Loved all your candid shots as well. Make me want to be there.

EG CameraGirl said...

The little blue herons are so colourful! I had no idea what they were when I first saw your photos. And your photo of the Carolina chickadee is outstanding. I also like your candid shots very much.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Your blog is such a feast of nature. Love the blue heron.

Shug said...

Yes....many prayers for our Country.
The state of Louisiana is really very pretty...gorgeous birds, love the moss hanging in the trees and cypress tree is just one of my favs. Looks like your outing was very relaxing and enjoyable...
Great chickadee photo...

Tina´s PicStory said...

great shots! i love that blue bird :)

Karen said...

Fab shots Gail! Love the purple on that heron, and the dog shot is sweet!

RamblingRound said...

Fantastic shots! Love that blue heron.

Evelyn S. said...

It's a fascinating locale, Gail! So different from what I'm accustomed to, of course. The young blue heron has a purple head? These are such great shots...wonderful commentary on your visit.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Breathtaking shots Gail! Especially love the last one! I am from Boston area and knew that some of my relatives would be there yesterday! My heart and soul go out to the families who lost so much!

Magnolia Tea said...

Oh, the color! Love the blue heron!

Nancy said...

What an amazing shot of the carolina chicadee...I hear one in my back yard right now....They are so cute.....

The blue heron is odd and beautiful at the same time...He looks like a hard working fellow...Getting ready for Mama I guess.....

Love all your shots...You certainly keep us in beautiful nature shots...

NatureStop said...

That Chickadee shot is amazing and enjoyed your blog.Have a great day!

Shantana

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Oh,Oh my word! That Chickadee shot is unbelievable.Doesn't get much better than that.

Gordon said...

What a lovely set of pictures, I love the Herons and the Egrets, but the Carolina Chickadee wins the day.
Take care Gordon.

Lea said...

All very nice photos, but the Chickadee is really magnificent!
Enjoying seeing your world.
Lea
Lea's Menagrie

travelintoadventure@gmail.com said...

All the photos are crisp and clear - love your photography. That last photo is a wow wee beautiful and my favorite..
Hugs

bailey-road.com said...

Great captures! That Chickadee shot is a doozy!

She Who Carries Camera said...

no words necessary, just beautiful images to remind us all of what a beautiful world we live in can be!

mick said...

It looks like a beautiful place to visit and to watch birds. The colors on the Little Blue Heron are especially great.

Linda said...

That IS a neat picture of the dog. I can see why you like it. Love the blue heron pictures. What a colorful bird. But I have to vote for the chickadee as my favorite of the day. That shot is just magical.

eileeninmd said...

Great series, Gail! My favorite is the Little Blue and the cute dog! Beautiful photos!

beth said...

AHHHHHMAAAAZZZZING PHOTOS !!

Deanna said...

Love the dog, love the chickadee...looks like a great day for some fishin'...

Lisa Gordon said...

It looks like you are having such wonderful weather, Gail! Love the heron. I never realized they had so much purple in them.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful images...we need to be reminded about how beautiful our world is. So are most people. We can't let the few evil ones beat us down.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

You were lucky enough to get the LBH and it's head feathers all tufted out in display!!! Pretty...

Great day had, I can tell.

At least no alligators comin' after you here!!! In this part.

Patrice said...

Wow - what a beautiful day, Gail!

Jacquelineand.... said...

The blue heron's colour is truly amazing and the shot of the chickadee? Marvelous! 'Queen Tanya' looks a little pooped however.

My heart is with yours today, in Boston.

Buttons said...

WOW the Blue Heron is the coolest colour. Gail your photos continue to bring me happiness. Thank you Hug B

Laura said...

such beautiful plumage on the little blue heron in the first photo... I love seeing the world through blogging, what a treat!

Donna said...

Looks like summer here..I adore the little blue heron.

Chatty Crone said...

Some great catches - I liked the blue heron and the chickadee. sandie

Nora at Island Rambles said...

Those are so many great bird photos...and the dog one is good too! I love the color of the heron...such a beauty bird.

Cindy said...

Super shots. Love the Egret and the dog shots. Looks like it was a great day.

Richard Pegler said...
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Richard Pegler said...

What a wonderful set of images, Gail. My favourite is the Carolina Chickadee - so artistic!. However, my favourite bird has to be the Little Blue Heron - an absolute stunner!! Thank you for sharing.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

It looks like a very pleasant time all round. Love your last photo- - amazing action shot.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What beautiful herons and egrets!! I wish we had more water birds here in my neck of the woods.

Sharon Wagner said...

Wow! What a collection. It is hard to pick a favorite. The purple wings are magical. And fluffy baby egrets. Oh my.

Hilary said...

Fabulous collection here, Gail. The sleepy pooch on the boat is wonderful as are the last two shots.

Linda R said...

Yes you have me smiling once again. I just love these shots. That dog in the boat is so sweet. LOVE that shot..

Hugs~

Joyful said...

Beautiful nature scenes :-)

Neil said...

Great series.

David Oliver said...

Love the one of the dog.

Mitzi said...

awesome photos as always my dearest Gail...xoxo

Stewart M said...

Great set of pictures - I love the blue of the first picture.

Boston is beyond comprehension.

Thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Arija said...

Great colours on the heron and the shot of the chickadee is a gem. Looks like a perfect day on the water and off it.

Wally Jones said...

Gail, this a really wonderful post! Your photographs are superb.
Love all the bird nesting and babies!
Thank you for sharing your talent.

Rambling Woods said...

Oh I could just take a deep breath and smiled as I was reading this post.. Thank you..Michelle