Last week I took Coleen and my mom for a drive up to Bennington Lake on Thursday just to look around a bit and get out of the house for a few minutes. We didn't stay long but I did snap a few pictures and then on Friday I took Coleen back and we walked around much of the lake for a couple of hours. It was fun and we saw a lot of different things while we were there.
Some of my pictures today are from the first trip but most are from when Coleen and I went back.
This next bunch of pictures are the deer that we spotted the next day when we went back to the lake. Coleen spotted them just after we got out of the van. I had the "Grid Overlay" on trying to learn how to use the "Rule of Thirds" so I wasn't even sure that I had the deer in the shots but after I got home I discovered that I had managed to get pictures of them. There were 4 deer (all Does) that came out from the brush on the hill above us. I've cropped most of the photo's so you could see them better.
Over the weekend there was a sighting of a "rare" bird, "Wilson's Plover" at the lake.
Apparently this bird has never been seen in Washington state before and is protected under the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act. I was a little early I guess in my trip to the lake as we were there on Friday and this rare bird wasn't spotted until Sunday.
Oh well, It was still a very enjoyable trip. - In fact at one point during our walk around the lake I spotted a Doe and two young deer, not exactly sure if they were Fawns but most likely twins born earlier this spring. They were drinking from the lake or a stream running into the lake. and actually playing. I watched as they darted around each other and jumped into the lake and back out. It was really cute. The only problem was my zoom lens isn't strong enough to have gotten decent pictures and I had no binoculars either to watch them up close but still I could tell that they were playing and it was really fun to see that.
Have a great day.