Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Posing at the pond

This gentleman was at the Steelhead Rearing Pond, on a support pole for the netting. I think he may have been looking for a way in. You can see the guywires for the netting . He stopped and watched us, from far enough away that I had to zoom in to get him at all. I wasn't very quick, and only got the one halfway decent shot from the car (it was raining, so we didn't get out this time). He watched us for a little bit, then flew away, in disgust for the invasion, maybe. These cranes frequent the rivers here for the trout and salmon runs, as well as the other "goodies" they find in our waters. A very wet climate brings out lots of species. There is a lot of good fishing here.
There was a kingfisher of some sort flying around under the netting; we could tell by the beak. He must have found a hole somewhere; but, he seemed to be in no hurry to get out either. We saw fish jumping all over the pond. Mmmmmm - lunch! ;-}


Kerri said...

Wow... he is beautiful! A gorgeous bird!

Me said...

Not just a nice picture, but entertaining reading to go with it. Thanks for that mini break and virtual visit.

Mary Helen said...

Neat photo...I love that place.