Thursday, April 5, 2012

Signs of Spring!

With this beautiful weather we have been able to get out and go for walks at our local parks. One are I love is just down the road and the paths go around the fishing pond and it seems the birds have come back for nesting.

I was so thrilled to see a blue heron so close and of course, just as I go to shoot, he flew away.

This pond has a few swan families and they are very territorial, so they each have their own spots. This guy was just enjoying himself and the beautiful weather.

This is one way that they rest.

And he was just as curious about me, as I was about him.

And I am not sure what he is thinking here, but he sure is a contortionist. 

And here is a wonderful contest I found today, gorgeous fabric colors. Visit Quilted Works and enter and watch for more giveaways this month. 


julieQ said...

What beautiful birds...I love the robins in our own yard, our heralds of spring!

Barbara said...

Great swan images. When we were in Germany some years ago, we saw a family of swans. The chicks looked like question marks.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Beautiful photos!!!

Fannie said...

Such inspiring photos, Debbie. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend!

Firecracker Kid said...

Great photos of a beautiful swan. I think he's showing off for you :o) Good to hear you got a burst of energy. I need several of those so I can get my house cleaned... lol.
Have a wonderful Easter Debbie :o)

Soggibottom said...

Oh wow.I love photo's such as these.
We have a heron, who lives under our bridge. :-) The whole village lay claim to him :-) Same with the kingfisher :-) We know where he sleeps :-)
Beautiful pics...........Ah... I keep using the word beautiful :-) Sorry, so unlike me to copy :-)
Have a fantatic Easter my dear friend x x x x x x x x xx xx x

Soggibottom said...

No swans as yet up Aller River :-) If there was. Oh, my :-) Wouldn't I tell eveyone. But we do have an otter xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Carrie P. said...

Such a beautiful bird.
HOpe you are having a beautiful Easter weekend.