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Wildlife Class at Lake Waramaug

I had some time before a meeting yesterday so I decided to drive around Lake Waramaug to take new photos. It was a beautiful day, and I was not disappointed. I am in the process of putting the photos together to share them, but this one was just to great to pass up putting out there now.

Lake Waramaug dog and ducks

Just moments before this picture was shot, the pooch was swimming after the ducks. Then just as he reached them he turned around and headed for shore. I wasn't quite sure why he turned around. Because he had reached his goal? Or he realized he was outnumbered? Or perhaps he just lost interest, maybe a sound in the distance had taken his attention. I don't know. Or maybe the ducks were a bigger challenge than he thought.

I did see these ducks just a bit before, I think they were in class. You really have to wonder what that heron was teaching them, don't you?

Lake Waramaug heron

Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County Real Estate

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Comment balloon 19 commentsAndrea Swiedler • June 28 2011 07:42AM


Good morning Andrea-Those are incredible shots. In the right place at the right time for them. Love the captions as well with them. The first one gives a whole new meaning to the term "ducks in a row" Have yourself a wonderful day.

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) over 9 years ago

The heron was telling them to watch out of dogs!  lol

Cindy in Indy

Posted by Cindy Marchant, "Cindy in Indy" , Realtor, Fishers Real Estate (Keller Williams Indy NE 317-290-7775 over 9 years ago

That was a wonderful photo and you were fortunate to of been in the right place at the right time. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Dick and Dixie Sells, Realtors, Tampa Bay Florida Homes For Sale (Sells Real Estate, LLC) over 9 years ago


They were all trying to figure out how to drive the boat so they could run over the dog!

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) over 9 years ago

Andrea, the heron was probably letting them know that their diet is all wrong and they need to eat more fish. Nice photos

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 9 years ago

Great shots Andrea and love your story line....LOL, maybe Ed Silva is on to what the class was all about. We know the ducks in our area are very fond of the corn kernals we feed them!

Posted by Al & Peggy Cunningham, Brokers, Our Family Wants To Help Your Family! (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage) over 9 years ago

Good morning Andrea,

These pictures are beautiful.  Sometimes it just feels good to be around the beauty.

Posted by Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677 (RE/MAX Checkmate) over 9 years ago

Hi Andrea, your post reminds me of the time I was kayaking on Fontana Lake just outside of Bryson City, NC.  Out of nowhere a beautiful black lab swam up to the boat.  I loved your post and the photos.  Sometimes it really is about being in the right time at the right place and knowing when to really appreciate the specialness of the moment. Have a wonderful day.

Posted by Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate. (MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC) over 9 years ago

Such great photos.  I have to admit, I carry my camera with me wherever I go now.  I guess I am also an AR addict!

Posted by Michael Delaware, REALTOR®, CRS, GRI (North Sky Realty LLC) over 9 years ago

Andrea....looks like some were busy socializing....just like modern day public schools!!!!

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired ) over 9 years ago

Maybe he realized he was tired of swimming and was farther out that he wanted to be.

Posted by Sussie Sutton, David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers (David Tracy Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Andrea, the picture gave me a chuckle, many people referred my relationship with my kids like some shadowing ducklings, and they often still follow me around.LOL

Posted by Ellen Caruso (Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty) over 9 years ago

Love the photos!  Such a beautiful site.  Water is so calming:)  I, also, like your signature on your photos, very nice.

Posted by Frances C. Rokicki, Broker-Mentor,CRS (Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC) over 9 years ago

Andrea, well there is only one way to know for sure, and that is to disguise yourself as a duck and see what the heron has to say :)

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 9 years ago

Good morning Andrea.

Those are beautiful photos...Love the lake...

Have a great day.

Posted by Joshua Zargari, MJ Decorators Workshop (MJ Decorators Workshop LI staging and home decorating) over 9 years ago

Andrea, i posted pictures of herons yesterday too (babies with parents i think)...they are just amazing...but i do like that huffin' and puffin' dog swim with the ducks...great shots..

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) over 9 years ago

These are great photos Andrea - It is fun to imagine what animals are thinking and why they do what they do. 

Posted by Karen Bernetti over 9 years ago

From a distance, a bunch of ducks looks like a spot. Once you get closer, the perspective changes. Dogs aren’t dumb, you know.

Posted by Jim Frimmer, Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist (HomeSmart Realty West) over 9 years ago

Andrea you quack me up! 

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036 (Shahar Management) over 9 years ago