Monday, January 3, 2011

Birding 2 by 2

In the warm months mine is a wold of camping, hiking and enjoying our summer home in the Eastern Sierra.  Late Fall and Winter finds me and my camera at the eastern edge of California's great valley, a winter resort for a wide variety of birds.  Recently, my camera seemed to find the water fowl arranged in pairs.  The first three were taken at the pond in my header, the wood ducks hang out in a different pond.
 




You can find more views of this wonderful planet we call home at That's My World Tuesday, hosted for us each week by Klaus, Sandy, Wren and Sylvia.

26 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I love your "2 by 2s"! What delightful captures, Martha! I do so hope that your new year is off to a great start!

Sylvia

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a romantic post! The water and birds are all beautiful.

Gaelyn said...

Great variety of birds, in pairs no less. And nice captures too. Convenient having a pond close by. I really like the Buffleheads.

Mike B. @ slugyard.com said...

Nice photos- I need to get out somewhere and find some wood ducks!

Nabeel said...

They look so calm from the top yet, if we look below the water, they struggle or a better word is they work hard paddling and staying a float. A lesson to learn for all of us.

Kay L. Davies said...

Aren't they beautiful? Wonderful photos, Martha.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful to see your bird portraits~

EG Wow said...

Very cool. Last week for the first time I recognized some goldeneyes. I am definitely a novice at birding. LOL

Gary said...

Really like those Cormorants. I think it's the way they're posed in those branches. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Photo Cache said...

what a very nice way to begin this year of my world.

happy and healthy new year.

Carver said...

I love these shots of the birds paired. Very beautiful. Happy New Year!

Randi said...

I like how the romance is blooming here! Lovely shots!

Gunsside said...

Great start on the new year, lovely couples ;))

ρομπερτ said...

Rare things search for something alike.

Please have you all a good Tuesday.

daily athens

Paulie said...

It's good to have company . . .

SandyCarlson said...

Your camera is a divining rod leading you, and us, to water. Beautiful!

Wren said...

A fine collection of birds! That pond looks so calm and peaceful, I'd love to spend hours there soaking it up and watching the feather crowd.

Linda Reeder said...

There are some similarities with my posting today. I do love those water fowl.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

A great collection of birds. Lucky fr us that you had your camera.

Regina said...

These are wonderful Martha,
Happy New year!

Lindy MacDuff said...

Beautiful images of them all.

Wishing you many blessings in this new year!

katney said...

A regular ark of a post!

Kristin said...

Wonderful pairs there. Two by two. Two is better than one. Have a nice day.

ladyfi said...

Such delightful shots! Love that second one in particular.

NatureFootstep said...

your world is a nice one. :) I don´t think I have seen the ducks in the first photo. They looks nice. And so do the wood ducks. So, now you know my favourites :)

Ann said...

The last apir are they Mandarin ducks?