I've been meaning to visit White Rock Lake since we moved here last year, but could just never quite manage to get around to it. Then last weekend at our Heard Nature Photographers Club meeting our speaker was a gentleman named Robert Bunch who has been shooting at the lake for many years. He not only shared some beautiful images, but also gave some great tips on specific locations around the lake to find certain things. That was the extra help and incentive I needed!
Great Blue Heron was preening along the shore. I watched him for more than an hour, waiting for the sun to break through the clouds that had added so much to my sunrise shot. It never quite managed, but I did get a nice look at a little feather pompadour it gave itself.
cypress knees, which looked like miniature hoodoos similar to those in southeastern Utah.
pied-billed grebe thought things were too crowded for its taste and quickly swam off.
Great Egrets were out a good distance from shore. Clearly the water was still fairly shallow, though, as this bird was making quite a show of striding along.
Killdeer always seem so timid to me. Something about their big, bright eyes, their swift, skittish movements and their plaintive call. I was glad one got close enough for a good shot, though.
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