I promise no pun intended, but this Frog croaked at the sound of it's last croak...
A week ago Friday, I was taking the pup-cub Silvie for a checkup at the Veterinarian and was arriving a little too early and so what better to do, than do a spot of birding.
I know where a Great Blue Heron, or 2 hang out and I was close to a spot in Prospect.
No, none at the first lake.
Then I tried the adjoining lake and at the far end, there it was.
At first, I thought that it had a frog with a fishing bobber attached, and then quickly realized, oh my gracious, that was the lung of the frog, fully inflated.
It took a couple of minutes and finally the lung deflated.
The Great Blue Heron continued to drag it in water, until it was all the way dead, before gulping it down.
This week, I will share some of the waders that we have in our area, and also a new one, that I had never seen ever before, and I am thinking that I am correct on the ID.
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Wild Bird Wednesday
These images of another Great Blue Heron were taken as the sun was rising over Crystal Lake, 3 miles from my Tingsgrove.
The morning sunlight upon the Heron made it look sun drenched~
Below is a bird that I have never seen around here before and I looked through my bird books and am pretty certain that this is a Bufflehead.
It was really lovely and yet all alone, hanging near where the American Coot images were taken at Wendell Moore Park~
Below is another bird, that I have only seen one other time and I am not totally certain of it's ID.
It was pretty far away, but it seemed that it had yellow legs, as well as bobbed the tail end almost constantly.
So, would this be a Yellowlegs, or something else..any help totally appreciated~
Yep, this is yet another Great Blue Heron hunting on a small pond on Covered Bridge Road in Prospect~
And another landing on the Ohio River pretty far away from where I stood~
My youngest daughter Ashleigh invited me to go out on a canoe one day a couple of weeks ago.
I am totally afraid of the water and it took me a bit to get calm enough to where I could take my death grip from the seat and hold my camera steady.
It was a good thing, that I gained a bit of control because a visiting Osprey that had migrated through, had stayed the Summer over on Crystal Lake...
A very nice sighting~
An adult Red-Shouldered Hawk, with lots of missing feathers from a molt flew over too~
This morning we took the 2 pup-cubs to a park in Louisville and as we were en route home, I spotted a few Black-crowned Night Herons and another Great Blue Heron hunting together in a murky pond near the lane.
My husby let me out of the car and I was still pretty far away, but did my best to at least get some distant images of them~