Saturday, December 24, 2016

The Wild Kingdom!

I take a late afternoon walk now when I can and I usually end up at the little pond near my house.


This week, it’s been like the wild kingdom!


All of these pics were taken one afternoon.


The wood ducks have been on the pond all week.

Eileen called these Mergansers and I had thought at first that’s what they were but someone else at the pond called them wood ducks. What do you think?


I always stand under some trees to take photos and the trees were ‘wild’ too!


Squirrels AND woodpeckers…


oh my!


And how do you like these Mottled Ducks?


And I think this is a Little Blue Heron.


What do you mean the ducks splashed you!


Shake it off!


HEY…Wait for ME!!!

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE

and I’d Rather B Birdin’.


eileeninmd said...

Hello, wow! You have a nice variety of birds. I always have loved the Mergansers, they are pretty ducks. Beautiful herons and ducks, great photos! Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy weekend! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

If a wood duck could chuck wood, how much wood....

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Merry Christmas Diane...I have enjoyed all your posts this year. Your pictures are beautiful!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Such beautiful nature all around you. Merry Christmas!

Susie said...

Diane, I love that you see all those animals and birds on your walk. The blue heron is beautiful. Merry Christmas wishes for you and yours. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Devilish Angel said...

Nice photos. Merry Christmas...

JG said...

I've never seen a Wood Duck nor an Eagle flying overhead like your hubby saw. Merry Christmas to both of you!

Denise * KKL Primitives said...

Lovely photos Diane! My favorite is the squirrel. :D

Merry Christmas!

happyone said...

Wow lots of wildlife around the lake. A great place to walk to.
A very Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Debby said...

Love it! Merry Christmas.

camp and cottage living said...

Beautiful! Merry Christmas!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Merry Christmas!!! xo

Lowcarb team member said...

So lovely to see a great collection of wildlife.

Merry Christmas Wishes

All the best Jan

BeachGypsy said...

like you, i just love to get outside and watch the behavior of all the birds and animals and fish and things in the ocean. Wishing you a very happy holiday tomorrow and best wishes for happy blessings in the new year of family, friends, good health, faith, and all the fun stuff like good food, laughter, good long walks, a few fun trips and many many beautiful sunsets, birdsongs, pretty dolls and good long books my friend!

Giga said...

A wonderful opportunity to stroll and admire the many birds and squirrels. Regards.

Red Rose Alley said...

It was nice taking a walk with you around your neck of the woods. I always see interesting and wonderful things when taking a stroll with you. :)