Friday, April 1, 2011

Camera Critters #156

After finally getting a glimpse of spring, I decided it was time to make my first trip to one of my favorite shooting spots…the Redmond sewage ponds.

Unfortunately, I pick a very windy day to make the 8 mile trip to the ponds.  Head winds blowing at 25-30 mph with gusts to 45 mph made the trip on the bicycle very tiring.  However, the homeward trip was a lot easier.

I was hoping to see some bugs, and maybe an eagle or two which have been reported there recently.  But I found no bugs…and a few birds.

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Pictured above are some Buffleheads (don’t ever call them Buffaloheads around a die-hard birder!) and Mallards.  They were the most numerous birds on the ponds.

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I also found a number of Killdeer along the shore.  But overall, there were few birds and ever fewer bugs.

It may have been the windy condition, but it could also have been our local weather.  It’s been below 60 since mid-February. 

Finally, I want to congratulate Misty Dawn for three years of Camera Critters.  I hope it is still going strong after six years.

Misty Dawn’s Camera Critter Meme is a great way see critters the world over. Go to the homepage here to see more. Then join the fun and add your own.

7 comments:

Misty Dawn said...

I've been seeing the Killdeer also... and a LOT of Meadowlarks.

Thanks for the congrats, and thanks for playing :-)

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

The wind isn't nice to us photographers ;)
Hope you are lucky next time and find lots of bugs :)

http://fotochip.blogspot.com/2011/04/very-windy.html

eileeninmd said...

Windy days seem to be bad days for birding. You did get some great shots. I love the Killdeer.

Gary said...

Good shot of the Killdeer. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

ladyfi said...

Spring - at last! How lovely.

Jane said...

Great shots:)

Grace and Bradley said...

Even at 60 still a lot better than the freezing cold. This winter seems unusually long. We have coldest March in 40 years even in Taiwan. Have a nice weekend.