These little baby hooded mergansers are great to watch and make bubbles as they try to dive with all of their fuzz. Mom is taking a break.
Here Fishy, Fishy!
A little green heron in one of his crazy poses.
Happy Summer Solstice!
I had never seen an azalea in a ball form. I thought it was fun. The background is a green slimy fish pond with a hint of the orange fish.
This youngster is a bit large to be traveling on moms back still, but what the heck, if you can get away with it, why not?
Common pond lily
I really liked "the look" mom was giving the screaming youngster. They become quite the handful and this one is starting out at a young age.
The Fishin is Good!
Sometimes it seems like it takes forever for them to catch a fish but I can't imagine it is easy looking thru solid green slime.
Green Heron with sunfish.
The Odd Couple
While watching this female merganser and her ducklings (not in this shot) a green heron decided to fly in and perch right next to her. The merganser is a very small duck but the green heron is even smaller. Both are common in MN but also very skittish and hard to find.
Supersized Batch of Ducklings
This female wood duck has a whole lot of little ones to look after!
It is really great to see the wide range of shots and subjects on CM. I have been admiring them for a couple years. I have been enjoying photography and nature for many years. My latest passion is wildlife. I also like to shoot flowers, barns, old structures and anything else that trips my shutter! I have met people from CM out in the field and a couple on line also and really have enjoyed that!