Thursday, October 2, 2014


On a brisk afternoon this mallard seemed to want to do what it could to stay warm on the shore.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Geese in flight

After staying on the pond over night the Canada Geese depart for grazing during the day.  Pictured is a couple of geese making their morning departure.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Canada Geese Fighting

Some Canada Geese got into a skirmish.  In addition to the wings flapping and heads butting, there was also plenty of honking from those gathered around.  It reminded me a lot of Junior High days.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Geese morning take-off

Yesterday, the Canada Geese were were off on a morning flight from the pond at Bassett Creek Park. Watching and hearing the Canada Geese take off from the pond is always interesting.  Prior to take off they often starting honking more frequently, then seemingly in unison, with a few of their friends, they begin beating their wings, running on the water, and then gradually it is up, up and away they go.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Turtles on a log

Painted turtles were enjoying a wonderfully mild evening, soaking in the warmth and fall colors.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Egret wading into fall

A Great Egret was wading into the fall colors yesterday evening.  The trees are just now beginning to turn into their fall colors.  In a week or so things will really be vibrantly colored with yellows, reds and every shade in between.