Thursday, April 18, 2013

celebrating spring...

wednesday was a true celebration of spring...
i took pictures all day long, of wings and petals. 
here are some of the bird pics from a very special day...
 
on sunday, i saw a picture on facebook of a place
that i thought might be the most magical place i had ever seen in the new england area.
 i asked the person (a wonderful stranger) where it was taken, and she told me how to get there - and it was less than 45 minutes from my house.
 i left the cape on monday and went to there on tuesday - and this is what i found...
 
 
this is a rookery.
(i had to look up the word - a nesting or breeding place)
it was across a pond, i had to shoot through the trees, but you can see the where the magic happens from enough of a distanceso as to not disturb the birds :)
 
there were so many heron, every nest was occupied.
they flew around - at one time 6 heron were soaring together. 
it was so beautiful and there are no pictures that i took that will do the place justice.
 
there was another huge nest next to the trees of heron nests,
i had heard at the visitor center that it was an eagle nest.
yep, there were two eagles in it (got to look close but they are there!)
 
dad left the nest for a little alone time,
sitting on a neighboring tree, surveying the area...
 
 
 as i was leaving this wildlife sanctuary,
i saw two little bluebirds hanging out -
it has taken me almost 59 yrs to see bluebirds in real life...
 
so, with a happy smile over all the great stuff i saw,
i left and drove to my favorite place in the world,
where i go sometimes three times a day.
 
it's another wildlife sanctuary that i found by accident a few years ago
and it's only 10-15 minutes from home.
and this day, there was an egret - one of my favorite birds ever,
they have such an elegant grace and beauty...
 
 
 
 
and before leaving for home,
i spotted one little sparrow, sitting in some budding branches,
looking like a picture of springtime.
 
this last picture was enhanced with snapseed and Kim Klassen's texture named "3112"
sharing with Texture Tuesday on Celebrate day :) 
found here:
 
 


6 comments:

  1. Lovely and pretty photos. The first one took me away by fascination. Thank you for sharing with us!

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    1. the first pic is my favorite too, thank you!!

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  2. Yes, it is magic. Wonderful photography. My favorite is the Rookery, the first photo. It really has a magical appearance with the look of the sky in the background. Wonderful.

    Earl

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    1. thank you earl, it was such a magical place, i'm glad that came across in the pic :)

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  3. How grand to get to see all of this, marvelous

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  4. All of your photos are oh so pretty. Very nice.

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