All the times I had been to the Celery Bog in W. Lafayette and walked every trail they have on the property I never knew that they had separate lakes. I always thought there was only one. Well after a bird watcher told me yesterday about the other lake I made another trip to see if I could find the White Pelican and maybe get a few shots of it.
I did walk right back to the lake and found a good spot to sit and watch the birds and hope they would get closer to me. Just never happens that way ya know. I was watching and photographing one Blue Herron that just seemed content standing on a limb in the lake. He was about a third of the way into the lake. Still I took way more photographs than I needed of him but the White Pelican appeared and I managed to get a few shots with it in the background too. Wow, I felt pretty good just getting those shots.
I watched the White Pelican go behind an island so I waited for a while then moved over to where I could see the other side of it. There he was preening away. Of course he was a little over half way in the lake but that won’t stop me. After several what seemed like posed shot I moved around (a mile walk one way) to a paved walk that went around the lake. There were tall reeds (grasses) growing around that area and I had to shoot through them as they were swinging and swaying in the wind. At least I got a few descent shots.
A trip back to the other side and took a few more shots of the Blue Herron then I decided it was a day for me.
During my time there I did meet a group of young people. There were several Chinese women, one Italian male, one American male and one young Chinese girl probably around 8 or 9 years old. They were all very pleasant to talk with. I met them out by the lake the first time then up by the Nature Center before I left to come home.
Anyway, here is but a few of what I shot today. Enjoy! It was fun and exciting to get the opportunity to photograph them