Saturday, January 14, 2012

More Edwin Forsythe NWR

For my Camera Critters I have some more birds from our to visit to the Edwin Forsythe wildlife refuge.

If you want to see ducks or geese a visit to the Edwin Forsythe NWR in the winter is a must. We saw so many ducks, geese, Hawks, Yellow Rump Warblers, Cedar Waxwings, Great Blue Herons and some Coots.

American Black Ducks.



See all the dark black spots in my photo above, well they are American Black Ducks. I think they out numbered the Snow Geese that were at the refuge. In 1967 part of Edwin Forsythe NWR was added to the refuge system to provide wintering habitat for waterfowl, especially the American Black Duck and Brant. The American Black Duck often breeds at the Edwin Forsythe NWR.



One of the few Coots we saw while visiting the wildlife refuge.



Ha, just a few Snow Geese and some Black Ducks in the distance.



We sat and listened to these Snow geese for awhile. They had a lot to say.



I am assuming these skinning legs belong to a Sharp Shinned Hawk.


The Yellow Rump Warblers were hopping along in the trees next to the wildlife drive.



We watched a flock of Cedar Waxwings and a groups of Yellow Rump Warblers eating what I thought was Juniper berries.



On my post below I have my video of the Snow geese during the sunset, this video was taken the next day at Edwin Forsythe NWR.




I hope you enjoyed my birds and critter post. To see more cute and wonderful critters please visit Misty Dawn's Camera Critters.  Thanks to Misty for hosting and thank you for stopping by to see my post.

I hope everyone has a safe and happy MLK holiday weekend. It is nice to have another long weekend. To all the birders, Happy Birding!

44 comments:

  1. Hi Eileen-beautiful photos-hope you enjoy the long weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  2. That was a great birding excursion Eileen. Snow geese definitely do have a lot to say!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Fabulous birds! And very nice photos of them. I agree with your take on the sharp-shinned.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I loved your bird photographs! We make it a point to visit every wildlife refuge we can while traveling, and always enjoy the birds! Thanks for sharing your birds with us! I will be back.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Eileen, wonderful shots all! I giggled at *snow geese have a lot to say* ... isn't that the truth!!!! Happy Critter Day!

    ReplyDelete
  6. You have posted some really good and fascinating photos of birds. Nice done!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Those Snow Geese make for an amazing sight... I have only seen a few at a time here this winter...

    ReplyDelete
  8. Great bird shots, Eileen!
    Your American Black Duck is very similar to our Pacific Black Duck (ours has a patterened face).

    ReplyDelete
  9. I'm loving all these places you're showing us Eileen, thank you so much. Great photos and a great video.

    ReplyDelete
  10. that thick line of black ducks is impressive! how neat!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Good morning! Thanks for stopping by! Great shots. I also love your header photo. I will have to research to find out where this refuge is!

    ReplyDelete
  12. awesome tour...from the comfort of my chair!!

    gorgeous varity of birds!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. What a lovely series of bird shots! Have a great weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  14. There's oh so many, Eileen! What a fantastic place for all of them & an excellent shot of the Hawk! =)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Super place to see birds! I don't think I have ever seen a coot. But then, I just recently figured out that some of the "female mallards" I've seen were actually black ducks. I still have so much to learn!!

    ReplyDelete
  16. HI Eileen...Wow that is quite a noisy group ...
    Great photos...I love the FEW Snow Geese and a band of Black Ducks photo!! : }
    Grace

    ReplyDelete
  17. Wow .... these photos are sooooo beautiful.
    amazing .... so many birds, madness ..
    Greeting Karin

    ReplyDelete
  18. extremely beautiful images, eileen!

    what a great place for all of them.
    that american black duck is truly beautiful!

    happy weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Great shots Eileen! I enjoyed my trip there between Christmas and New Year. I can't wait to go back!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Great variety of birds! That looks like a beautiful place to visit.

    ReplyDelete
  21. What a beautiful day to visit the wildlife refuge. What a sight to see the snow geese and contrasting black ducks on the water!

    ReplyDelete
  22. what a lovely selection of birds! Have a lovely weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  23. I spent a good hour the other day just watching a hawk [Cooper's hawk] --they are so fascinating. Love the huge group of birds on the water photos!!

    My Camera Critter Link: PELICANS Cormorants and Water

    ReplyDelete
  24. Hi Eileen Love the pictures - especially of those Coots! Having had a flock of Coots grazing on my front lawn last winter at the lake house, I have come to enjoy seeing Coots. Have a wonderful day today and thanks for sharing all of these great pictures!

    ReplyDelete
  25. awesome shots ...its so lovely to see the white birds


    Camera Critters

    ReplyDelete
  26. You had a good visit judging by the variety of photographs you captured. I especially like the close-up pictures of the ducks and coot, as well as the hawk.

    ReplyDelete
  27. The circular formation of the water in the third shot is gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Hi there – What a splendid set of pictures. Seeing that many water birds in one place must be great. Our birds are a lot more spread out since we have had some rain.
    Struggling with internet at present - arg!
    Cheers - Stewart M – Australia

    ReplyDelete
  29. Oh dear! It is a pleasure to come here and see all there wonderfull pictures!
    Thank you for that!
    have a nice sunday!

    ReplyDelete
  30. LoVE the snow geese with the line of black ducks behind!! OH, and the hawk!
    and i never tire of hearing the geese!!!!! thanks! happy sunday.

    ReplyDelete
  31. What a nice way to start a sunday morning off. A cup of coffee and your beautiful pictures. I have never seen a black duck. Enjoy your day!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Great shots of the beautiful birds!
    Love them, my favorite is the hawk.
    Have a great day.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Another great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Really enjoying your shots, Eileen. All of them :)
    It's a pity I can't see the video. I've got slow connection here.
    Thanks for dropping by...

    www.1sthappyfamily.com

    ReplyDelete
  35. Every creature in this preserve are so not camera shy. What a fun day!

    ReplyDelete
  36. All those snow geese must have been quite an experience - and fairly noisy, too, I should think. Wonderful.

    ReplyDelete
  37. You have some really awesome captures here. I bet the geese were noisy but oh so beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  38. A great critter post, I've never seen so many ducks in my life!

    ReplyDelete
  39. I enjoyed all the duck and geese shots! Fantastic captures. I especially love the white geese with the black ducks. Have a great weekend Eileen!

    ReplyDelete
  40. Hi Eileen. I very much enjoyed reviewing the winter wildlife from 'Brigantine' .... so much different from my visit in the fall many years ago. Have a great week .... FAB.

    ReplyDelete
  41. Beautiful photos as always. I enjoyed all of them.

    Have a great week!

    ReplyDelete
  42. pretty critters! ours migrated! :) -http://me.gmirage.com

    ReplyDelete
  43. Wow, cool photos. I would love to go to a bird refuge. That looks awesome.

    Thanks for sharing & for stopping by mine :)

    ReplyDelete

Hello, thank you for visiting my blog and blog post. I always appreciate your comments.

Have a happy day, Eileen