Here are some shots from a recent trip to Ink’s Lake in the Texas Hill Country.
Mallard and Female
Texas Spiny Lizard
Eared Grebe (Winter Plumage)
Mallard and Female again.
Pied-Billed Grebe with American Coot on the left.
These are some great wildlife shots. I have been trying to take photos of birds, some with more success than others. The last mallard couple I tried to photograph both stuck their heads in the water. I thinking the were laughing underwater 🙂
The lizard almost blends in with his surroundings.
Thank you, Robin! Getting shots of birds is very tough. I took 187 pictures today, and only posted the best 6. *whew* It’s difficult but fun, and it’s a great excuse to get out and breathe “real” air. I think if the ducks were laughing you’d see air bubbles. 😉 When ducks do this, then they are called “Dabbling Ducks.” It’s a certain kind of feeding style. Others are Diving Ducks. The Eared Grebe is one of them. I only got this pic after three dives and a total wait of 20 minutes. Tricky getting a pic of divers, but still fun. Thanks for stopping in! 🙂
Interesting info about the feeding styles. Your patience paid off 🙂
Great set of shots EA!
Thank you so much!
Lots of wonderful signs of spring!! Gorgeous photos!
Thanks, Susie! I’m crossing my fingers and hoping that Spring is finally on the way.
The sun is shining here in Boulder!
Good to see Pied-billed Grebe next to Coot for size comparison purposes.Pied-billed occasionally turn up in Britain and I’m just hoping one day to find one ona local patch.
I was surprised, a little, to see them hanging out together. But they stayed with each other a long time. I do hope you find one soon. Thanks for stopping in!
I adore grebes and you got great shots of them… also the colorful mallards. We stayed in beautiful Texas Hill Country a couple of times when we were full-time RVers…beautiful country..
It’s a bird-watchers paradise. Lots of different birds there. There were tons of RVers there at Ink’s Lake. I guess it’s a popular destination. Thanks for stopping in!
You have become quite the ornathologist. nicely done.
*blush blush* Thank you, Julie. 🙂
Such a relaxing place and fantastic sightings!
It really is nice. We’re were lucky to see the birds we saw.
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