A late start

Got out on the lake a bit later than usual today.  I also haven’t posted the photos I took last week, but I guess I’m running late all around.

Water Lily and Feather

Water Lily and Feather

Lily Pad and Feather

Lily Pad and Feather


Heron in Flight

Heron in Flight


Birds in Flight

Birds in Flight

Anybody know what these are?

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  1. Karen Burns August 9, 2014 at 4:22 pm #

    i love the herons ~ those others, are they a type of grouse?

  2. Karen Burns August 9, 2014 at 4:22 pm #

    no, their beaks are too long

  3. Sandy Adams August 9, 2014 at 4:27 pm #

    Mark, I think they might be terns. I googled terns image and something that looked like them came up.

  4. Celia Ebert August 9, 2014 at 4:50 pm #

    You just get the best shots!
    Will be interested to know what those birds turn out to be… see you soon.. C

  5. Jane Shoup August 9, 2014 at 8:03 pm #

    Mark, I sent your picture to one of my friends who is a “Birder.” She has never failed me yet in identifying a bird correctly. I will let you know what she comes up with. I don’t think that they are terns.

  6. Jane Shoup August 9, 2014 at 8:16 pm #

    That bird looks similar to one of the shearwater species. I have never actually seen one; I just looked at a listing of birds of Michigan and that was one that seems to have the right body shape. There is one called a Manx Shearwater, but I am not sure the coloration is correct.


  7. Edra August 11, 2014 at 11:38 am #

    Beautiful pictures!

  8. Jane August 12, 2014 at 9:05 am #

    My “bird” friend said they might be spotted sandpipers. She was not too sure about that, however.

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