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Monday, January 28, 2013

' White Birds of Willow Lake '

This is the second year in January of easy accessibility to our nearby lakes, and the trails leading to them due to lack of snow pack. It is usually very icy and treacherous. I was thrilled to learn that birder and blogger friend Chris Rohrer was in town and we agreed to meet at Willow Lake to do some birding. I was so very happy to meet him and he made me feel comfortable and at ease meeting for the first time. We trudged through the tall grass to get as close as we could to the shores edge. It was very muddy, our shoes were caked with it and other unnamed goo, but the end result was worth it!  Chris took beautiful images of Tundra Swans and Ross's Geese and I was happy to get the former as another life bird:)    



' Ross's Geese'  Willow Lake - Prescott, Az.  

'Ross's Geese in flight' Willow Lake - Prescott, Az.

'Tundra Swan' Willow Lake - Prescott, Az.

                                                                        
'Sleeping Tundra, with one on the alert:) 

Chris Rohrer and Cynthia White 
                                                                      
                                                                        Happy Birding:) 

10 comments:

Steve Finnell said...

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Carole Sevilla Brown said...

What beautiful photos! And what a lovely reminder about the beauty of the Prescott area in winter. I miss my visits there.

Laurence Butler said...

Very nice and Snowy Cynthia! Swans in Arizona...something about that idea seems so wrong, and yet there they are :)

Rohrerbot said...

Hello there!!! It was such a blast! We will do this again:) For some reason, I wasn't following you and I don't know why it wouldn't go through. I am attempting again but we shall see what happens. There were Ross's Geese mixed in with several Snow Geese. Talk about mixers! These two birds like to make it difficult. I saw the "grin" patch on several of them. Hope you are staying warm. This weather system is sure packing in the rain and cold:) Should make for some interesting birds to come and visit:)

Cynthia White said...

Thanks! I need all the help I can get from my friends:)

Julie G. said...

Beautiful birds at Willow Lake! Sounds like you had a wonderful time birding with Chris. Fantastic!

Cindy said...

Nice to be able to get close to the birds..and such a great picture of you too!

cindyzlogic said...

I'm so happy for you Cynthia! Congrats on the lifer and getting to meet up with a birding buddy :-))

Weekend Cowgirl said...

How much fun and what lovely photos. Good Times!!

Kathie Brown said...

I'm so glad you got to meet! I would have loved to seen those tundra swans!