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I took these pictures in my yard on April 7, 2012.  The pond has amazing wildlife!   I did not know a Great Blue Heron was lurking in the shadows on the opposite shoreline of the pond.  It was standing just behind a pair of Mallard Ducks paddling around the pond.  A male Northern Cardinal sings in the towering Oak Trees here now.  That Cardinal loves to come to the bird feeder and grab a snack.  The male Red-winged Blackbird loves to explore among the reeds on the pond’s shore.  That bird also has learned to come to the bird feeder.

Mr. and Mrs. Canada Goose will be expecting a new family here at the end of the month.  Mom is brooding on her nest in the soft grass on the shore.  I also saw a small flock of Wood Ducks, with the brightly colored male or drake being out on the water most often.  The others huddled on the shore or were busy in the trees nesting.  The last duck I saw here, was the familiar hen Ring-necked Duck.  She has been here for months off and on.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!


Comments on: "Springtime Scenes from the Pond" (7)

  1. TexWisGirl said:

    love the goose hunkered down in the grass. 🙂

    • Hi TexWisGirl, Yes, she is brooding and is sitting on her clutch of eggs. Papa goose is nearby in the pond. A couple of times a day, the pair go away from the nest to eat and take a short needed break nearby. Yesterday there were about twenty five Canada Geese all on the pond together. Quite the sight. Normally these live on the small nearby lake. Have a great day today and a swell one tomorrow!

  2. All kinds of wonderful things going on in your area… I’ve said this before but I’m jealous of your new location… Sounds tremendous.

    • Hi Betsy, I was commenting to my husband a few moments ago how we are so lucky to live here. Different than the lake but nice. Have a great day and a most pleasant Wednesday tomorrow – don’t forget we may have a frosty couple of nights in a row beginning tonight.

  3. I love it when unexpected things show up in photos. 🙂 Will be looking forward to photos of the goslings! You do have an amazing array of wild life! Thank you for sharing with us.

  4. That’s a great shot of the Red-Winged Blackbird in flight! It looks like the birds are enjoying the weather as much as people are 🙂

  5. The birds really make spring enjoyable, don’t they!

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