Friday, May 29, 2015

Snapshots - Lake Hollingsworth, P4

Greetings from the Hermit Writer.


Adding a little color

Don't ask me what it is.

This is a nesting black swan, though.

A sleeping duck

A duck not so asleep.


I knelt in the grass for ten minutes watching these babies collect gnats in the grass. Man could they haul butt. I was so entertained I never got a group shot of the eight of them. 

This one finally slowed down enough to grab a good shot. 






  1. het is nu genieten in de natuur

  2. Rather a lot of awww moments there.
    And a very windy day.

  3. The tree looks like the purple jacaranda or purple flamboyant, I am not positive though. It is very pretty in purple. Love all the cute geese, duck and ducklings. Happy Friday and have a great weekend!

  4. My daughter told me male ducks are multiple rapists. Thought I'd share that. On a happier note, ref Crows:
    The Highways Agency found over 200 dead crows on the M4 near Bridgend recently, and there was concern that they may have died from Avian Flu. A Pathologist examined the remains of all the crows, and, to everyone's relief, confirmed the problem was NOT Avian Flu. The cause of death appeared to be from vehicular impacts. However, during analysis it was noted that varying colours of paints appeared on the ...bird's beaks and claws. By analysing these paint residues it was found that 98% of the crows had been killed by impact with lorrys, while only 2% were killed by cars.
    The Agency then hired an Ornithological Behaviourist to determine if there was a cause for the disproportionate percentages of truck kills versus car kills. The Ornithological Behaviourist quickly concluded that when crows eat road kill, they always have a look-out crow to warn of danger. They discovered that while all the lookout crows could shout "Cah", not a single one could shout "Lorry"

  5. I love that you have some time to relax and just take those pictures, Mac. The little guys must have been fun to watch.

  6. cute little gnat-catcher! :) love those blooms!

  7. critters, baby critters and purple....this is my new favorite!!!

  8. Love the asleep and not so asleep ducks.