Monday, December 15, 2008

Wild Weekend!

Well, wildlife that is. We caught some pretty cool pictures of wild fowl hangining around our pond this weekend. First up - the Kingfisher. He found a tasty morsel in the pond. Count one less pond fish for us! We hear this little guy all the time.


Then later that day we saw this Pileated Woodpecker. These are one of the largest woodpeckers and they have a huge range of loud, distinctive calls. They seem to love hanging around our property. We hear them pretty often.




And last but not least - the regal Blue Heron. I think this guy likes to hang around our pond because the water is so clear. It makes his fishing chores that much easier I suppose!




9 comments:

LittleWit said...

Your pictures of wildlife are lovely. The only wildlife we see in our backyard is this massive gopher. He's huge and lives under our neighbor's shed. :)

Turtle said...

lol, sushi!! if i can get through the ice to the postie today a small envie will be your way!

grace said...

Pretty! I love Blue Herons.

Hockey Mom said...

Sweet!

Riohnna said...

Wow, I love the pics!! Years ago, a great friend of mine gave me Christmas cards that were photographs of a Bluejay and Red bird that he had taken. Those wre my favorite cards.

Sara said...

You sure do get a lot of wildlife in your area and yard...Talk about lucky! Enjoy the view for me, please...

Nacole said...

WOW I had never heard of the Kingfisher. It is very nice!

Once in awhile I see a deer in my town or a thrasher. But other than that I see crows. ugh

Seeing your pictures are wonderful! Thanks for sharing!! I look forward to seeing more from you!

Diana Troldahl said...

Thanks for sharing your photos. I live in Michigan, and when I visit "up north" in Gaylord, we have all those birds around. I don't get up there as often as I want to, and it was great starting the day with 'old friends'

HODGEPODGESPV said...

i do so love your pictures