Tag Archive: pond life

Fish for Dinner — or Not

It’s easy to overlook familiar birds, but yesterday I noticed a Great Blue Heron that was poised in an unusual stance, with its head low to the water for a long period of… Continue reading

Damselflies

We have had a very warm November.  Last night we had some rain, and then a cool clear morning, but by this afternoon it was about 75 degrees again.  As I walked near… Continue reading

Tiny Freshwater Creatures

Usually these posts highlight the birds and insects I see on my daily walks, but I don’t want to neglect the underwater creatures!  I made a little net out of an old embroidery… Continue reading

Bug Season Begins with a Bang

NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) had predicted a cooler, wetter winter than average for us, which I was looking forward to.  It was maybe a little cooler than usual, but I… Continue reading

Breezy Green

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Monochromatic.” The first cool breeze of fall brought in a Great Egret. The tip from Jen Hooks’ photo prompt that helped me the most was… Continue reading

One Log, A Lot of Visitors

The Anhinga from Sunday came back on Monday, and thoughtfully presented me with a different angle to capture.  That same day, the juvenile Little Blue Heron and a Great Blue Heron landed on… Continue reading

Twenty Minutes of Wildlife

On Labor Day, I stepped outside about 5 PM, to feed the sheep before heading to a concert at a local winery.  In a late-flowering boneset plant, I noticed a large dark shape… Continue reading