Sunday, March 28, 2010

Geese for Friday, Fish for Saturday

Had a great two days in the Great Outdoors.  With only about a week to enjoy the snow goose migration, Friday evening I went back out to Camas NWR to visit.  The snow geese were in and out with a large flock flying around.


By evening, the geese were all out in the fields feeding but a small group.  But they wer joined by a lot of both Tundra and Trumpeter swan and flocks of ducks.



Then Saturday morning I headed to Henrys Lake to check on the spawning activity (see my fishing blog).  The sun was beautiful coming up over the east and creating a golden glow with all the fog.  Here the glow colors the Henrys Fork by Ponds Lodge.



At Henrys Lake the fish filled the run entering the spawn house.  This is a promise for a great fishing season for this year.



More wild days in Idaho for a guy who loves wildness.

17 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great pictures. You are making the most out of where you live.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow---Great pictures, Bill. Idaho must be a fabulous place.... Love that next to the last one the best.
Betsy

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

I love it when all the critters start coming back! We were in awe on the St john's river in Florida because the wildlife was so abundant! Definitely going back!

Veronica Wald said...

Quite FABULOUS photography, as always, Bill. Aren't those snow geese, in their numbers, amazing?

Henry's Lake also looks absolutely goldenly lovely.

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Good Lord - that's a whole lotta geese!

Stunning misty photo too.

Leenie said...

My you must put some milage on your outfit! Great photos of the migrating birds. I especially loved the shot of the foggy sunrise on the lake. DH will be glad to hear the fish did well over the winter. He certainly got his share out of Hebgen. He's looking to bring some home from Clark Res. in MT tomorrow.

Tulsa Gentleman said...

Lots of geese, lots of fish. Idaho looks like some kind of paradise. Your photos just blow me away.

Monts said...

Smashing photo's Bill, love the silhouette shots of the Lake and Geese, great place to live.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

The lake fog glow image is one example of creation being captured by the camera lens the way any photographer would be proud of...wonderful. The whole series is beautiful! Snow Geese are large birds and seeing so many fly at the same time, must be an great experience and I bet they make noise doing so~

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful Idaho! Thank you as always for sharing. This has been a great series.

Joie Moring said...

I love your kind of Idaho...golden and full of natural wonder...

NatureFootstep said...

oh my, that´s a lot of birds. Sky almost black. :)

And I LOVE your morning photo with the mist. It´s great. :)

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Man ooh man, the picture from Henrys Fork is.....breathtaken.
This can put just like that in a great magazine.
And the colors of the second one are like heaven....
You've outdone yourself again. As usual. I can tell you had many happy hours.
Dagmar

DaveABirding said...

Nice pics, migrating flocks of white geese are always impressive.

Mary said...

Bill, you are a talented, artistic photographer whose work reveals your love and reverence for the land and the life it supports. Thank you for all your recent posts.

The sunrise/fog photo is truly a work of art, worthy of enlargement, framing, and a proud place in an art show. Nice job!

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful photos, love the shot of the snow geese. They are amazing to see in such large numbers.

me ann my camera said...

I love your fsntastic geese photos. there wqere so msny of them!
Ann