Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Watery Wednesday

There were lots of seagulls on this frozen pond, a few ducks and even saw a crow in amongst all the rest.

In this photo there is a duck with a great 'hair-do' that I don't recognize, so if there is anyone out there who knows what he is, can you tell me please? In the meantime I am going on a search.




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29 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful pictures, Denise... I have no idea what your 'big-haired' duck is... I assume you are talking about the black one in the water.....??????? No idea!

We had snow today--hopefully the last of this winter... It was pretty though.
Hugs,
Betsy

Rinkly Rimes said...

The birds seem to enjoy the cold weather. I loved the one with wings outspread.

ewok1993 said...

looks really cold but the birds seem to be enjoying the low temps.

Judy said...

I got out my bird book - I think it might be a male hooded merganser, judging by the hair and the shape of the beak. Females have the hair as well, but a much less obvious colour.
I like the sun shining through the feathers of the one with the wings outspread!

JOE TODD said...

Great photos. What we need is some sun warmer weather and a little more open water for the birds.

J Bar said...

Good shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

lina@happy family said...

Love seeing them all...especially the third one...
Great captures :)

Shey said...

Looks like they are having a grand party in there! Lovely captures. Love that one of wings spreading! :)

diane said...

Its amazing to see the ducks and birds in the freezing water. They must have a fantastic circulation system.Lovely photos.

eileeninmd said...

Great shots Denise, I agree that the duck in question is a hooded merganser. They are neat looking ducks.

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful set of pictures, I imagine they are having a great party there! :)
hugs
Léia

nice A said...

You have gorgeous photos here. The seagulls have such a great time. And I like your header, too.

Hootin' Anni said...

Looks so very cold!!! Brrrrr.

My Wednesday photo is a BROWN PELICAN at the marina [I also have another photo, by link, of the same pelican that is much better...a close up on my photo blog].

COME SEE THE BIRD!

Hope your Wednesday is treating you well.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great photos.

NatureFootstep said...

so good, the gulls has not arrived yet to Sweden. But hopefully it will be soon.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

I feel sorry for the birds and all the creatures in this cold snowy weather. They have to work hard to find food at the best of times, so much more difficult in freezing weather. Lovely pictures though Denise but can't help identify the glamorous duck! A x

Pam said...

They all seem very happy to have found a unfrozen place to play. And isn't it lovely how nicely they all get along.
Wonderful shots, Denise.
Have a great day.

Aethernaut said...

Love that Merganser, not sure if we get those over on our side of the pond!

happilyretired said...

I'm always fascinated to see water fowl living in your wintry world ... lovely watery photos.
Hugs and blessings,

Craver Vii said...

Identifying birds is not my strong point, but I can deduce that the one with the big hair is certainly not a bald eagle. Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk!

Rosamaria said...

I love seeing these pictures, perhaps because here we don't have snow.
Good photos, Denise!

Ebie said...

Just like my post, it looks like they are having a party!

I can send over my sunshine over!

Enjoy the rest of the week, and I hope you wont get a lot of snow anymore!

Spiderdama said...

Great scenes and contrast. Very good shots:-)

eden said...

Those are beautiful pictures, Denise! Looks like they are enjoying the frozen pond.

Thanks for the visit

daily nourishment said...

this is such a very nice scene!

Blog Connection said...

i hope that summer will come soon..nice shot!

Carver said...

Great shots. Amazing how adaptable some birds are to the ice and cold.

Margaret Cloud said...

Nice pictures, I also liked the bird with his wings spread out.

Denise said...

Thank you for all the great comments.