Weekend Waterview: Bird Watching

Adirondack chairs by lake | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #lake #chairs #LKN

Happy Sunday!

Here’s a little weekend waterview from Lake Norman.

Weekend Waterview Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #lake #LKN

I took these photos over the last couple of weeks.

Weekend Waterview Lake Norman and Ring-billed gulls | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #lake #LKN

Ring-billed Gulls always make an appearance on the lake in January or February. . .

Weekend Waterview Lake Norman and Ring-billed gulls | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #lake #LKN

Birds of a feather flock together, it’s rare to see one gull. . .

Weekend Waterview Lake Norman and Ring-billed gulls | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #lake #LKN #gulls

 They usually show up with 20 or more of their friends.

Weekend Waterview Lake Norman and Ring-billed gulls | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #lake #LKN #gulls

Our resident Great Blue Heron doesn’t appreciate all the racket and noise they make.

Weekend Waterview Lake Norman and Great Blue Heron | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #boating #lake #LKN #heron

They disturb his Zen and his fishing. :)

Weekend Waterview Lake Norman and Great Blue Heron | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #boating #lake #LKN #heron

Red-shouldered Hawk | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #hawk

I spied this Red-shouldered hawk recently. . .

Red-shouldered Hawk | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #hawk

A beautiful bird, but I’d prefer he didn’t look for his next meal at our feeder!

Red-shouldered Hawk | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #hawk

A bold and confident bird too. . .

Red-shouldered Hawk | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #hawk

I was able to walk up within 5 feet of him and didn’t fly away, just stared me down.

February weather Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net

It’s a rainy Sunday here in North Carolina but we’re

on a warming trend with sunshine in the forecast this week.

Weekend Waterview Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #dock #lake #LKN

I’ll leave you with some some sunset photos . . .

Winter Sunset Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #sunset #lake #LKN

The sky so red, it appears on fire!

Winter Sunset Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #sunset #lake #LKN

Weekend Waterview Lake Norman and Great Blue Heron | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #boating #lake #LKN #heron

Happy Sunday. ♥

 Bird Watching: Weekend Waterview Lake Norman | ©homeiswheretheboatis.net #boating #lake #LKN #heron #gulls #hawk

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  27 comments for “Weekend Waterview: Bird Watching

  1. February 27, 2022 at 6:37 am

    Beautiful photos.

  2. Ann Woleben
    February 27, 2022 at 6:58 am

    Nature in all its glory~

  3. Margaret
    February 27, 2022 at 7:12 am

    Fabulous sun set and the lake looks so tranquil.

  4. Cindi
    February 27, 2022 at 7:41 am

    Your pictures are absolutely amazing! Your pictures of the hawk was beautiful- the detail..wow! And the sunsets! I am jealous of your upcoming temps…not quite so warm here in VA..makes me miss living in SC. Peace

    • February 27, 2022 at 8:29 am

      The lake views are glorious, Mary, especially the sunset views. I get a hawk that visits my backyard and sometimes stays for hours. I’ve kept a log of his visits. Happy Sunday!

  5. April
    February 27, 2022 at 7:44 am

    Thank you for sharing you beautiful photos!!!
    You put a smile on so many faces 😊

  6. February 27, 2022 at 7:47 am

    Good morning, Mary. It is pouring rain, but we expect warmer temps and sunshine, YAY! Your photos of the hawk are amazing and I love the beautiful sunsets! Happy Sunday♥️

  7. Ellen Bryant
    February 27, 2022 at 8:07 am

    Hi Mary, Your pictures are Beautiful. Gorgeous sunsets!!! Thank You!!

    • Clara
      February 27, 2022 at 8:35 am

      Mary, Your sunset shots are fantastic! Love the bird pics. The hawk is so majestic looking! We desperately need to see some sunshine; the second round of ice this week really took the pine tree tops and limbs down. We need some warmth to melt the rest of the ice in the trees and some sunshine to warm up enough to get out and clear everything away. It’s so strange as it only hit the far northern section of our county. We’re sooo ready for Spring! Always love seeing the lake! Have a wonderful week! Clara ❤️

  8. Ellen
    February 27, 2022 at 8:39 am

    Thank you for the view! I’m so ready for spring but I sure hate wishing my life away…just want to wish away the cold! ❤️

  9. February 27, 2022 at 9:10 am

    Beautiful photos Mary, especially the sunset reflected in the lake…a rainy Sunday, but yay for warmer temps!
    Jenna

  10. February 27, 2022 at 12:09 pm

    Stunning photos. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Debbie
    February 27, 2022 at 12:20 pm

    Your photographs are beautiful. Happy Sunday.

  12. Christie
    February 27, 2022 at 1:28 pm

    Hello, what a beautiful sunset, love that. Just a word of advice on the hawks, hope you don’t mind. I live in Florida and it was nesting season for them( don’t remember when that is now) but a lady went running in a very nice neighborhood early in morning and a hawk swooped down and started attacking her, pulling out her hair. Horrifying. They now put signs up in that neighborhood. I have also noticed where I live when I leave in morning for work( still darkish) the hawks , as we have many trees and posts here, the hawks will start sounding off as I’m walking to my car, as if their warning each other that a person is around. I’ve seen them sweep down and then up. So please be careful around them.

  13. February 27, 2022 at 3:46 pm

    What a piece of heaven, from the birds and critters to your garden, dock and gorgeous lake…just simply heaven.

    • Cyndi Raines
      February 27, 2022 at 11:20 pm

      Thank you for the mini retreat! Mr. Hawk looked pretty majestic sitting there, how neat that you were able to get so close! Always love the water pictures, and the firey sky, incredible! Your temps are wonderful. I am happy to have to have 43 predicted for Tuesday and I’ll take down my winter greenery and Christmas lights! Haha. Thanks Mary, always love for photo shoots!

  14. February 27, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    Gorgeous photos. Hope you had a happy weekend. Pls send some of that warmth up to us here. There’s still snow on the ground here in places- but the daffodils are poking their green stalks from the earth- so spring won’t be too far off, I pray! Ready to not be so cold!!!

  15. February 27, 2022 at 7:46 pm

    Hawks are my favorite raptor and those are some amazing shots! Thank you!

  16. MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!)
    February 27, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures with us! You live in such a beautiful place! Enjoy!

    We are getting more snow tonight! This is the most snow we have had in 50 years!

  17. February 27, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    What a treat to see the beauty of Lake Norman, the wildlife, and the amazing sunsets. Gorgeous!

  18. February 28, 2022 at 9:15 am

    So much beauty to enjoy! I have had a blue heron on the property the last three days, a neighbor told me they had a rookery for years. Sunsets on the water are magical!

  19. February 28, 2022 at 5:10 pm

    Thank you for the lovely water views. Your hawk was amazing!
    And the ending sunsets… spectacular!

  20. Gina M
    February 28, 2022 at 5:33 pm

    Mary, as always absolutely stunning photography. You are very talented in all that you do! Thank you for another feast for the eyes!

  21. Kathy Menold
    February 28, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    .Mary, When do your Osprey return to the lake?.
    We have a pair who nest on the cell tower in the woods behind our house and I am on the lookout for them. Did see a pair of Cooper hawks in a courtship flight this morning on this springlike day in Greensboro. They nest in some tall pines on our property and do a good job of keeping the vole population down. Birds are so fascinating and along with gardening have kept me sane these past couple of years.

    • March 1, 2022 at 6:08 am

      Hi Kathy, Osprey return in February to the lake, we’ve already seen a couple. We haven’t had the pontoon out to check out nesting sites on platforms or markers yet, but it will be warm enough to take the boat out this week! I agree, birds are fascinating to watch. ♥

  22. March 5, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    I love your photos,,,, the sunsets,,look like paintings…. just beautiful,,, you have a great eye for taking photos… I also enjoy reading your posts as well…

    Thank you,,,,, for letting us share in your lovely lakeside home.
    Alaura..P

  23. April 10, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    Your photos are beautiful, especially of the Blue heron and the gulls. I loved the sunset photos, too. What wonderful sights you see on your boat!

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