Tuesday, March 17, 2009

From today

Today Bubbie came home from the vet...he had to go in yesterday to have the pin taken out of his leg. He was still too groggy to come home yesterday evening, so I went and got him first thing this morning. He was just soooo happy to get home.

This morn Roger and a buddy of his that retired at the same time decided to go get breakfast...and after they ate, Roger took him to show him a few of our favorite fishing holes.
They didn't get home till after lunch, and soon as his buddy left, we headed to this place south of Linton, Indiana called Goose Pond. It is a Fish and Wild Life Area. It was a big area, but we really didn't see much. We saw a few mallards, some geese, and these birds....I hope Mary or Leedra or someone can tell me what they are. I am too tired to look them up. These two photos are cropped sections of the same photo.
From this area we went to the Greene-Sullivan State Forrest. I must say that while we were a little disappointed in Goose Pond Fish and Wildlife Area, the Greene-Sullivan State Forrest was very nice surprise. It is an old, old strip pit area. and lots and lots of strip pits, and a couple or three reservoirs that we seen. Excellent places to go fishing.

We actually fished a little bit at two or three of them...but apparently we were there at the wrong time of day or something. I caught one little bluegill, and Roger only got a couple or three hits. I can't wait to go back when it gets a little bit warmer.

I need to post this and see about getting settled in for bed. It feels so good to be home...even though I love going to places like that, I am always glad to be back in my own home in my own chair.

Update: Thanks go out to Deb of Notes from the Cloud Messenger for telling me that these are American coots.


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful birds... I'm sure Leedra will know---or Mary. I don't know my 'water' birds at all...Sorry!!!! But--they sure are pretty.

Sounds like you had a great day.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It's nice to get away for a few hours once in a while, isn't it? Even if there's not much to photograph!

I'm trying to catch up with my posting. today. I've been sidetracked by my non-blogging life for the past few days!

Daniel said...

Great shots of the birds. I always liked hiking in wild life areas I find it very relaxing.

Deborah Godin said...

Neat shots - those are American Coots (officially), but I think they are also known as mud hens, and probably have many other local names, they're wide-spread across almost the entire continent. Very cool!

Carletta said...

You have so many places to go Rose.
I bet a little warmer weather and both of these will be good photo taking opportunities.
I know I've seen these on other blogs - glad Deborah knew what they were. Great shots!
My post on Carletta’s Captures is very similar except white ducks. :)

Anonymous said...

I don't think I've ever seen these kind before - they're black! Hmmm!

fishing guy said...

Rose: What neat shots of the Coots, we only have Mallards but we have a lot of them.

Barb said...

Thanks Rose for sharing these pictures..I am not sure we have any of these in PA, at least not that I am aware of! I am glad Bubbie is back home...surely he is very glad!

Mary said...

Coots! How funny....I have a post with 100's of them tomorrow :-) Must be a migration through our area or something. They are so funny looking. Your photos are much closer and better than mine.

Leedra said...

Yep, they are American Coots. When in the area of of Moorhens they blend so well together until they turn to face you. The Moorhen is red where the American Coot is white. The book says their feet are entirely different, but I have not seen either one out of the water. I saw my first American Coots this past Feb in Fla. Had been seeing the Moorhens for the last year when in Fla.

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George said...

Good pictures in this post. I'm not sure I've ever seen a Coot before. I'm glad Bubbie is home.