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POND LOVERS

Posted On: Apr 24, 2020   |   Posted By: Karen Casebeer Photography

POND LOVERS

The farm country I visit has a lot of ponds. They're now unfrozen and have become habitat for many critters. I decided to visit several of those ponds to see what I could find.
The first pond I came to was a long oval pond surrounded by cat tails. I've photographed both a Great Blue Heron and a Black-crowned Night-Heron there. It's also where I saw the Belted Kingfisher last week.
I could hardly believe it, but the kingfisher was still in the same spot, intently focused on the pond. It was a sunny day so I was able to get a better picture this time.
I even caught some its loud, penetrating rattle, which my bird app likened to a heavy fishing reel.
Around the corner was a second pond and I immediately disturbed two Buffleheads who were just slipping into the water. They quickly took a low flight to the other end of the pond.
They skidded in for a landing and settled in for a float as far from me as they could get. The female is on the left and the male is on the right.
The prize of the day, however, came when...

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