Wednesday, June 6, 2012

From Goose Pond

It has been such beautiful weather the past couple of days, we decided to get up and go for a little drive this morn. Actually had a longer drive in mind, but did not make it as far as I planned. But we did make it down to the Goose Pond area south of Linton, Indiana.
First, we saw Great Egrets....this one circled over us several times. He was not the only one there, but he was the only one close enough to get a shot.
After it flew away, I walked to the water's edge and there sat this big fellow. I tried to get closer but he hopped out into deeper water.

Now take a look below...
I am almost 100% sure these are Black-necked stilts. When I looked here at All About Birds, we are not even in their migration range. I couldn't remember what their name was but thought I had seen them somewhere else in blogland...actually I knew just where I had seen them.

If you want to see some really GOOD photos, check here at Montanagirl's post. Her photos are always super.
We also saw lots of blue herons, but none close enough to photograph....but did not see much else. I was in hopes of seeing an eagle, but nothing was in the air except for the herons and egrets moving from one area to another, and some red-winged blackbirds.

We both threw our lines in the water here, and at another strip pit or two we passed on the way home, but did neither of us got a single hit. I take that back, I did have a little bluegill--and I do mean little. I could see it trying to get my lure and it wasn't a whole lot bigger than the lure...so it doesn't really count. At one of the places, I did see a bass that was at least 18 inches long, but he was not interested in any lure I threw out.

15 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

Amazing photos of wild life - I love frogs. sandie

rkbsnana said...

Love the pics. Great outing wasn't it?

Ginny said...

The stilt pictures are very impressive, I have never heard of them. They do look like they are on stilts. The flying egret is also very impressive, with his long legs behind him. Love the frog!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Shucks, Rose.. Sorry that 18 inch bass didn't get to go home with you!!!!!

Love that Black-necked Stilt... I've never even heard of them.. Gorgeous birds.

Great picture of the egret also.

Hugs,
Betsy

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

Love the shot of the bird in flight, they are not easy to get! I've never heard of the Black-neck, what long legs they have! Pretty.
Love your photos, Rose.

Sandra said...

love that frog, i have not gotten a shot of one, never seen one, we have toads and frogs but not like this one. i did pop over and look at those birds on montanagirl. never seen these birds before either.

don said...

You got several great looking bird shots. Neat frog too.

Ellie said...

You get some amazing wildlife in your area. Lots of lovely pics here.

Lois Evensen said...

The birds are cool, but I LOVE that frog! :)))) Great shot!

Carletta said...

You might not have gotten any fish but you did get some great photos for the day.
I love the froggie!

Montanagirl said...

Your photos are really nice of the Egret, Frog, and Black-necked Stilts! Thank you for referring people to my blog, and the nice comment you made about it. I do see a lot of these Stilts in the summertime. Sorry I haven't visited you lately, but there's been several blogs that just refuse to open up for me...but I got on today!

Marie said...

How great you saw that stilt! And I love the frog. Hope all is well with you as summer progresses! Take care--

Susan said...

I love these photos. Really awesome!

Judy @ daily yarns said...

I love the frog shot. I'm still looking to get one.

Mary said...

wonderful! I'm jealous! I want to go to Goose Pond. Haven't been for months. I love those stilts! I think we saw some there once a couple years ago. They sure are pretty birds.

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