Sunday, May 3, 2009

Bufflehead Excitement

Went kayaking in search of a loon....




Found a Bufflehead duck and was very excited!

34 comments:

Mildred said...

Shelley, What a beautiful lake and great photos. You must have been thrilled!

The Retired One said...

What a wonderful picture...the lake is like glass!!! Beautiful. I haven't seen that kind of duck before.
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Chris said...

Woow, I guess you were!!! I would have been too. Nice to be able to approach birds with a kayak. It helps to get nice pictures of they are not too scare. I love this shot of the bufflehead!!!

Tina said...

Whoa, how you kayak and hold that new camera and lens? What a brave girl you are..such nice steady pics!!
Glad to see such nice serene waters...hope you find those loons..such a beautiful bird!!

Ginnymo said...

What a beauty Shelly!! Looks like you are having fun!!

Dorothy said...

What fun! Love the water and love the birds!!!

bennie and patsy said...

And you didn't drop your new canera. Beautiful duck.
Patsy

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Both pictures are fantastic.
Blessings,Ruth

fishing guy said...

Shelly: We had some in the area but always at a distance. That was a wonderful photo.

Ms. ~K said...

First time I saw a bufflehead I was in Alaska and almost wet my pants from excitement!!!
Beautiful Shot, as always, Ms. Shelley!!!
~Kit

BTW, we have baby chickadees!!!
Watching for baby Cardinals soon!

Kelly said...

...I love Buffleheads too. They are too cute. I guess ours are leaving and heading up to you! Love you nice orange kayak too...

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Jayne said...

Hope you also ended up finding some loons too. Love the little bufflehead. :c)

Cathy Clementz said...

THANK YOU FOR THAT PHOTO OF THE DUCKS! We have a pair on the lagoon and I had no idea what kind they were. I haven't taken the time to look them up in our bird book so THANKS!!!

Judy said...

I love it! I want to go canoeing down our river but worry about my camera. How do you kayak with your camera?

Rural Rambler said...

Shelley I love your perspective of the lake that you share with us from the kayak, it puts you right there. The Bufflehead Duck is beautiful and I find all the pictures taken in blogs I follow are special because I know a little about the person taking the pictures!

holdingmoments said...

Not heard of a Bufflehead before, but he looks a handsome chap.
Great looking stretch of water too.

NCmountainwoman said...

Beautiful! Interesting how we find so many treasures when we are searching for something else.

Mary said...

Beautiful...I'd be excited, too!

Montanagirl said...

That's a beautiful lake. Really like the shot from the boat. The Bufflehead is a neat photo too. Looks like a nice place!

BirdingMaine said...

The serene beauty of a quiet lake and a Bufflehead seen from a kayak... excellent capture.

When we are out in our canoe, we use a medium sized "Space Bag" to keep the camera in while it's not being used. If the canoe tips and throws everything in the water, at least the camera and lenses are protected.

Bird Girl said...

That first shot is just out of this world - very cool, Shelley!!! And you did a great job with the bufflehead! I can tell your Loons are going to be on another level this year with that new lens, girl!

The Birdlady said...

Aren't they just the coolest things? Great picture. I'll try the size thing on the photos.

Shellmo said...

Thank you everyone for stopping by! I used my smaller lens on this kayaking ride. Didn't think I could manuever a kayak, tripod and the bigger lens - LOL~!

troutbirder said...

Canoeing a beautiful lake has got to one of the best ways to bird. And you got to do it. Lucky you!

ramblingwoods.com said...

Hey..I would be excited just to be on the water....What a life you have....

Deborah Godin said...

Two classic shots - love the lake and the reflection -such peace!

Leedra said...

The lake photo is wonderful. Didn't see a loon photo. Are you saving it, or didn't see one?

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Nick S said...

lovely Bufflehead S :-) You can get very close with those Kayaks !

Adrienne in Ohio said...

I love the view from your kayak! That is one pretty duck. You are blessed to have such beauty nearby.

Dave's Bird Watching Blog said...

Just the kayaking would be fun! Seriously, I think you need to start running a birding bed and breakfat there at the cabin. Do you cook breakfast as well as you take pictures?

Penelope said...

I love buffleheads - such beautiful little ducks! They passed through here recently but are probably just about gone by now.

dAwN said...

What a cutie..Love the buffleheads.
Is that your lake..or a river?

Daisy said...

Oooh! He's a pretty one ! Great shot, Shelley! :D