Camera Critters — Our pond visitors
I’ve been trying for weeks to take some decent shots of the summer visitors we have, but it’s just not happening for a variety of reasons. If I had the opportunity to go and sit very still next to the pond, our lens would probably be up to the task. But between my “pack” and the mosquitoes, I don’t predict that happening this year!
I was able to spend a few minutes yesterday, between the two ponds, with only Shiloh to accompany me. He’s so tiny that he doesn’t really distract the birds much with his movement. And a huge bonus, when the big dogs and cats are not with us, he keeps his screeching bark down to a minimum! That helps my nerves and the ducks, geese and beaver appreciate it too!
The one wearing white is Donald, named by my MIL, and is a buffle head duck. The others are his family. They were running away from me. If you look carefully, at the end tree reflection, about halfway to the bottom of the tree, you can see where the beaver just dove in! Now a peek at some other visitors:
We did eventually scare some of them away. Look on the right.
They flew in a circle over my head, West to South,
(Can you see them? There are two now) South to East to North, then
North to West. They were giving us time to remove ourselves from their home! Which we promptly did.