October 30, 2019

Fall Colors, Water Birds

I looked out the window Monday morning and saw that autumn had reached us!

We have a view of the community lake and the Massanutten Range in the distance. The trees on the mountain changed color earlier than the ones in the valley. 

Here's a great blue heron wading in the lake.  I took this with a zoom lens. He won't let me get near him; he flies away.

Next we have a different pond and a muscovy duck. In another image, you can barely see him, but he's there near a tree.

And back at our lake, a Great Egret. It's not as shy as the heron, and I've never see them at the same time. Perhaps the heron is shy of the egret too.

He lifted up to fly a short distance. I was pleased that I got a picture of him in flight.

Finally, a common water bird: a Canada Goose. In the background are some mallard ducks.

It's been very pretty here! This afternoon some rain moved in, and forecasters are predicting high winds tomorrow. I have a doctor appointment and I plan to return home promptly afterward. Driving in a storm is not fun.

I hope all is well where you are.


  1. Belas fotografias, gostei de ver e aproveito para desejar a continuação de uma boa semana.

    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

  2. Hello, love the views and the birds. I especially love the heron and egret. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend ahead.

  3. Great to see your fall arrive (finally!) Hope all is well at Dr. and your ride home was/is easy. We used to have lots of muscovy ducks on the nearby lake, but not any more...I wonder what happened to them all.

  4. Seeing a heron is always a welcome sight to me.

  5. I do love you bird pictures... btw my knee recovery is going well...:)

  6. Love seeing fall photos from other parts of the country!

  7. Nice bird captures. I especially like the muscovy duck.


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