Saturday, July 8, 2017

Pond Pics, Believe it or NOT!


We stopped at the library pond one afternoon and we both had our cameras.

What do you think?

Was this Moorhen walking on water?


Look closely at the water splashes behind him!


Hubby got one with his camera too. (from his perspective!)


Egrets and Little Blue Herons all together on the bank.


And overhead, an Osprey!


It had something in it's talons.


Maybe something to feed her young!


I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE


32 comments:

Jeanie said...

Don't you love it when they look to be skipping along the water? I do. My duck family of eight is down to six. I suspect a couple of them met the talons of some raptor...

Susie said...

Diane, You certainly get lots of bird activity around your ponds. I love seeing those egrets. Great photos. Blessings for a pretty day there. xoxo, Susie

eileeninmd said...

Hello, love the walking on water shot. The herons and egrets are pretty. Awesome captures of the Osprey in flight. Looks like another great spot to watch the birds. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I always look forward to your photos Sis. You capture the natural beauty all around you! Hugs!

Lea said...

I love to see Ospreys!
I read (Google, of course!) that heavy birds, like Coots and Moorhens, have to run across the water, vigorously flapping their wings to get airborne.
Have a great week-end!

handmade by amalia said...

That must be a very virtuous Moorhen.
Amalia
xo

ellen b. said...

Good morning. Love the action shots you captured. The splash is fun!
Visiting from Saturday Critters.

♥ Anni ♥ said...

Osprey happens to be one of my favorites. I love 'em.
And the moorhen chased by another...cool action.

Inger said...

Wonderful cpatures, I mean walking on water, I imagine you have to be quick with the camera to catch that.

Tom said...

...you sure captured some wonderful action shots!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

:)

Mildred said...

What fun and interesting photos from your visit! I hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Cloudia said...

Wonderful work!

Stacey said...

How beautiful! :)

happyone said...

Sure looks like it. Wonderful capture!!

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely nature photos ~ love the soaring eagle? ~ ^_^

Maggie Ann said...

How magnificent! It gives me a thrill to see their effortless flight and to walk on water....well.....wow! Hope your Sunday is sweet and restful.

BeachGypsy said...

really cool pictures there my friend and yep--sure looks like some little baby ospreys were about to get full tummies! Hows your weekend going? Mercy it's HOT HERE...staying in as much as possible. Go out in the evenings. What are you reading now, anything good? I just finished Mary Alice Monroe's newest, it was great!

♥ Anni ♥ said...

As always, thanks so much for joining us with your wonderful photos this week at I'd Rather B Birdin'. It's always appreciated and a pleasure to witness first hand with your blog Diane.

Vee said...

Very interesting photos...had not realized that birds required take-offs... 🛫

Arlene Grimm said...

Your photos are amazing as usual. I also enjoyed reading about Anthony, Fl and the little library was so cute. We are thinking of building one here in our little townhouse community.

Cherdecor said...

In order for you to have caught his water splashes, the Moorhen had to be going lick-a-dee split! That was a great shot!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh wonderful Florida bird life! That marsh hen is certainly close to walking on water!

Kathy said...

You always get wonderful bird pictures. There's not a lot of birds here in the city. Not like these, anyway. I especially love the walking on water picture. So fun!

Connie said...

You do your state proud with your amazing photos . . . I love visiting and seeing what your shooting with your camera :)

A Casa Madeira said...


Hi Diane, beautiful pictures of birds.
Good week-end entry.
Janicce

Terri D said...

Amazing photos!!

Breathtaking said...

Hello Diane!:) Great shots of the Moorhen picking up speed, to get air born, the herons standing with the egrets, and the beautiful Osprey, with what looks like a smaller bird in it's claws perhaps to feed it's young. Lots going on, and you captured it beautifully.
Have a good week.:)

Cranberry Morning said...

The pond is a great place to visit for wildlife. Great photos, Diane! Hope you have a nice week.

NatureFootstep said...

not sure if it is a Moorhen. Looks like an Eurasian coot to me. They move like that.

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh Yes, it looks like the Moorhen is treading on water. Lovely pictures of the Egrets. They are beautiful birds for sure. You see a lot of them in Florida. : )

~Sheri

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Great pics! Reminds me of when you throw a pebble acoss the water to make it skim the surface Never works when I do it!
Have a wonderful Wednesday :)