22 July 2014

Lets stop for wetland birds

Here's a good little spot to pull up a while; can see a White Ibis out there .. what else?


One advantage of a grey day was the lovely light and reflectons on this little wetland area 

Masked Lapwing

Great Egret

 White Ibis


not sure if this one's still in action but it made for a nice prop 

walking through the Samphire.  It's a delicacy; have you tried it?  When I first recognised it growing on another walk near to home in February 2012, I wrote this post



Little Pied Cormorant



Swans, Chestnut Teal, White-faced Heron


Sharing with Wild Bird Wednesday


28 comments:

dieter michalek said...

wonderful pictures.
best wishes from bavaria.
dieter

Richard Waring said...

Hi Carole, a line from the movie "The Castle" comes to mind when viewing these photos - "enjoy the serenity" and it looks like you have. Really enjoyed the post. Regards, Richard

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Carole,
I like the light in your first photo and I´ve never seen this bird in your third shot. Amazing !
Best regards, Synnöve

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Great captures. Nice place to take pictures.. Cheers!!!..

Rhodesia said...

Beautiful photos and birds I will never see around here. Thanks for sharing. Take care Diane

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures with superb light, Carole.
The third picture is my favorite, I've never seen them.

Margaret Adamson said...

Well Carole, That was worth stopping for. Quite a selection of lovely birds and well photographed. The reflections are wonderful.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful birds and photos, Carole. I love the Masked Lapwing and the cool White Ibis.. Thanks for sharing, have a happy day!

TexWisGirl said...

the pied cormorant and white-faced heron always catch my eye! the lapwing is very cool, too.

Wally Jones said...

Thank you for stop in the wetlands! Some attractive residents living there.

Your post on Samphire was quite interesting. I'm ready to try some along with fresh fish broiled over a campfire. Hey, that almost rhymes.

Hope you're having a great week, Carole!

Karen said...

Lot's of cool birds! Love the lapwing.

Gail Dixon said...

That lapwing is so beautiful! And interesting. Our white ibises look nothing like this (except for the white feather and bill shape). Your birds are so exotic looking. Wonderful photos!

EG CameraGirl said...

The Little Pied Cormorant is sooo mush more attractive than the double-crested one I see here north of Toronto. I agree that the red boat makes a super prop.

Brian King said...

These are beautiful shots, Carole! I love the reflection of the Ibis! Great variety of birds!

Jan Castle said...

What a peaceful scene...and soooo many lovely birds! TFS Carole!!!
Jan

mick said...

A great series and the lighting is beautiful. Interesting to see the samphire - there's quite a lot up my way and the shorebirds definitely prefer to roost in areas where it is growing. However, I am not sure if it is the plants that attract them or the areas of low wetland.

Dianne said...

Great bird images Carole and Yes! I've eaten Samphire in a salad .... it adds a lovely salty crunch.

bettyl-NZ said...

Such a variety of wonderful birds. I can see why you photograph them.

Gunilla Bäck said...

A beautiful spot to stop. I love all the birds.

Christian Perrin said...

Some great photos here, Carole! That Lapwing shot is crystal clear and the bird has posed marvelously! The Ibis reflection photo is lovely too - rare to see the common 'Garbage bird' from such a beautiful perspective.

Saltmarsh plants fascinate me for some reason, and I spend last Sunday studying them. I didn't snack on any Samphire but was intrigued by the Sea Blite and Yellow Mangroves.

Breathtaking said...

Beautiful pics and photos.The black feathers of the White Íbis, and Pied Cormorant are very attractive.

Bob Bushell said...

Those birds are classic, well done Carole.

janiceadcock said...

So many wonderful birds. Thanks for sharing.

Phil Slade said...

It's always worth taking a closer look at what at first might look as an unproductive spot. You certainly found some goodies there Carole. The Masked Lapwing is a beauty and so is the Great Egret. We have samphire growing on our coastal marshes but its not as common as many years ago. Some people know it as the poor man's asparagus.

Gumer Paz said...

I have really enjoyed the photos, Carole. Especially the Ibis and Masked Lapwing!
A kiss from Spain.

Helma said...

A very nice psot Carole.
The landscapes are amazing to see, but the white ibis is brilliant!

Pam said...

Lovely "mask" that bird is wearing.

Kay said...

What a variety of interesting birds you see in this area. I like the masked lapwing.