Saturday, 10 January 2009

Camera Critters, Waterbirds.






 
 
 
 
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You will notice that this lake is half covered with ice and half open. It is partly open for the birds. There are swans, mallards, geese and coots. In the distance you can see skaters. This is a lake near Rotterdam.

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50 comments:

Mamapippa said...

Prachtig, een vijver waar zowel de watervogels als de ijsschaatsters zich thuis voelen. Dit kan alleen maar een strenge winter zijn ...
Groetjes !

Sue said...

Such beautiful birds :)

June said...

That's quite a convention :-) Thanks for stopping by Spatter!

Grammy said...

That is just awesome. I would love to see that many in one spot. Great photos.

i beati said...

special header. love them all but that first shot - like you can interview me excellent fun Sandy

theArthurClan said...

Your photos are always so fantastic! I especially love the first one though...so beautiful.

~Angie
www.thearthurclanphotos.blogspot.com

The Weaver of Grass said...

Is the really cold spell and ice disappearing with you reader wil?
My friends in Hillegom talked of there being a skating competition because the canals were frozen. Has it all begun to melt? These birds look to be enjoying open water.

Jedediah said...

The swans are gorgeous, it's like they are glowing in the light.

Dianne said...

a wonderful gathering!

I love the first shot - he looks like he's telling you there's a charge for coming closer

fishing guy said...

Wil: You certainly have a lot of ducks around your swan. Nice captures of the flock.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Wow that Swan takes front and center, beautiful shot

Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

Gorgeous birds and great pictures.

Cece

Mimi said...

Great shots! I also read your profile and am in awe of what an amazing life you have lived.

Blessings!

Toni said...

Those pictures are great!

Middle Ditch said...

How lovely. I watched your video clip of your daughter skating. GREEN with envy. The ice is pretty thick.

What about the elf steden tocht? Word dat did jaar nog gehouden?

Ik miss het allemaal zo veel!

LOL

Karen said...

WOW...great shots.

I like the first one. The swan looks like it's about to amble over to you to take a closer look.:-)

Like the contrast between the critters as well..

Bruce said...

Gosh...that's a whole lotta ducks!!
Nice photos:)

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Wow, lots and lots of ducks. Hope you're having a wonderful week-end.

Barbara said...

The 1st picture really captures you eye as the white swan is a great focal point of the picture.
Smiles B

Natural Moments said...

It's great seeing people and birds coexisting peacefully in the same space and having a good time.

b13 said...

That lake is packed with fowl! I like how the white ducks try to blend in with the swans ;)

Carletta said...

I love the framing on that first shot - really nice!

NoBS said...

I don't know why...but something about that first picture just makes me laugh!

ViennaDaily said...

The first photo is literally how the ugly duckling story is! Nice catch!

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

I love the first photo a lot! That swan looks as if he's posing for the picture and saying "hello!"
Wonderful post!
(Hug)
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat

Anna said...

These are great. I especially like that first one with the white swan in the front and the skaters all the way in the background.

splummer said...

Hi!
Awesome Photos!! Water Fowl always amaze me. How can they stand that cold water? I know it has to do with their feathers, but still it's really cold! Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great week-end!

Sherrie

Amanda said...

Great water fowl shots!Awesome for Critters submission!

Teena in Toronto said...

Nice framing on the first pic!

Thanks for stopping by :)

Greyscale Territory said...

What a gathering of feathered critters! Amazing, beautiful photo!

Shannon H. said...

Awesome photos.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Ha! Wonderful! I loved these. I'm a fan of swimming birds myself!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a good weekend; or what's left of it!

It's bitter cold here in Western Massachusetts.

BABOOSHKA said...

The first one made me laugh. Inquisitive swan. Beautifully done. Swans are so elegant and ducks just so cute.

jeannette stgermain said...

thanks for your response to my comment - bytheway did you read my response (on my blog) from Jan. 6? because I,m asking a question if you meant for me to see your post of Dec.12 or another?
cheers, jeannette

Michele said...

Wow, these are amazing shots.

Sara G said...

BEAUTIFUL photo's!!
Thanks so much for sharing them with us.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Nice to see the birds still have a place to swim now that it's January!

Indrani said...

It must be great fun watching the congregation of these birds.

Cloudia said...

Bounty! Good to see!
Aloha

Brenda said...

Wow! Spectacular shots. Thanks for sharing.

Arija said...

Wil, I love the concentration of birds on one side of the lake and the ice so thick on the far shore that people can safely walk on it.
Ah what t is to be the only swal iamongst all those duck1 I guess that is where the expressionf of 'swanning it' over the others comes from.

AppleDebbie said...

Wonderful series of photos... the swans are so elegant looking!

Tina said...

love the first pic. it looks like the white bird is leading all the others to war lol

thanks for stopping by my cc :)

Misty Dawn said...

Holy cow those are some amazing and awesome photos!!!!!! The first one is my favorite - I LOVE it!

Norm said...

wow! awesome place, swans are so gorgeous.

floreta said...

i love the first picture! king swan.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

My goodness, I would be nervous to skate on the lake when it's beginning to thaw.

Barbara Martin said...

Swans are very regal looking and in the first photo...very confident. The ducks have their own particular charm.

Anonymous said...

did eye tell you about the first little diver that was swimming in that same open pool,it was attacked by two gooses,than dived under the ice and father swan came to chase the two goose...the whole duck,goose and diver population followed... chasing these two goose away out off the kralingse billabong as wide as it is hey hey blondie / AleXander of ROTTERDAM

Anonymous said...

DID YOU KNOW? so it didn't only looked as if the swan comes to you,it realy did came to me as it lookes hey,but already as a kid I learned that if you stay calm the animal will not attack at least not me...But the fuzz later was for real. The male swan thinks that you came to impres his ladyswan, but eye also know it can break bones with a single blow hey
says BLONDIE