Bird Hangout

Birds have been known for their migratory behavior, traveling between their breeding grounds and places that they spend the Winter. These flyways have many stops, like small farm ponds, lakes or even a city reservoir. On a recent trip to the Loch Raven Reservoir, which provides drinking water for Baltimore City and large portions of Baltimore County, I came upon a sizable gathering of birds. They were hanging out on a small island just offshore, a place that's likely a regular stop along the way.

Bird Hangout
Bird Hangout

The island was covered but rather than clutter the image with a peppering of birds, I decided to frame along the perimeter for a cleaner view with some Fall color as a backdrop.

Bird Hangout - Shoreline
Bird Hangout - Shoreline

Above, we see more of the feathered friends enjoying a day at the beach. Geese, Gulls and other species were all enjoying this beautiful morning.

Gulls playfully cruise the airspace below.

Birds in Flight
Birds in Flight

There was a large contingent of Canadian Geese in attendance, most of which were comfortable walking and grazing along the shoreline for food.

Man Feeds Birds
Man Feeds Birds

In typical Pied Piper fashion, the gentleman above draws a crowd of geese while entertaining two young boys. Perhaps it was a day out with "Pop Pop" that they will remember for many years to come. :-)

Until next time, thanks for visiting!

4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM
4-4-2011 8-19-18 PM