Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Spreckles Lake - Golden Gate Park



Spreckles Lake is located in the outer Richmond district of San Francisco within Golden Gate Park. Unlike Stow Lake which is surrounded by lush foliage, trees and plant life, Spreckles lake is very stark and almost has a huge swimming pool feel to it. The only thing that attracts me to this lake is the bird wildlife. There are ducks, geese, fish, turtles, seagulls and of course your everyday blackbirds and pigeons of which you can get up close and personal. They waddle right up to you and just hang out. It is so much fun watching them, studying their behavior and of course getting them on camera. Hope you enjoy the photos.














24 comments:

Sadia Hussain said...

Wonderful images Joanne! Water always has a soothing effect and this lake is so beautiful and peaceful! The birds are a delight!
Take care and have a great week!
Hugs,Sadia

rainfield61 said...

You seem to be a birder too. Have a great day.

Kass said...

Oh, happy lucky birds!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Sadia, thank you, it is very calming and I love the birds :)

rainfield, Yep, love the birdies :) and ditto, you have a wonderful day too

Kass, :)

dawn said...

Lovely photos Jo:) I can see you are really enjoying your new camera!

Ann said...

All those birds, I would love that. Love all the photos, fantastic.

jakill said...

Super photos, Jo. As always, of course.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

dawn, Having way too much fun and not getting any work done :D

Ann, Thanks, those birds were so cool :)

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

The animals sure can live peacefully over there although it is in the city.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Willie, yeah, they love it there :)

Kim said...

Hi Joanne, Just had to stop by and see what you had going on today! Love the birds...makes me think of the ones I've taken pictures of on the beach. We've had anything but beach weather here lately!

VanillaSeven said...

I like the three birds in the row best! cute turtles too!

kat said...

wow..perfect shots, perfect views...i love it...

Ratty said...

It looks like a great place to get good pictures of birds and those turtles. I always like seeing turtles.

Icy BC said...

That is a very nice lake, and your photos of the birds are delightful to see. Those baby turtles are also a treat, Jo..

DK Miller said...

Lovely post! Looks like a great place! :-)

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Kim, yeah they are hanging at the beach as well. We've had a mixture of weather here, it's always a surprise here in SF :D

Vanilla, I like that shot too, I think they are a family :)

kat, thanks so much.

Ratty, Seeing turtles is a treat for me, I hardly ever see them.

Icy, They really are, thanks, Icy.

Diane, It's always fun to go hang out with the birds. Thanks

lina said...

The birds are so relaxed despite visitors and people photographing. :) Cool photos.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

lina, it's true, so many of us out there photographing and it didn't even seem to bother them at all :)

Mumsy said...

Wow..beautiful scenery!

DoanLegacy said...

The lake looks very nice, and all your critters are a joy to see, (but not the mess they're leaving behind).

*MrsMartinez* said...

Hi JO was it a turtle on the second icture. THe last time I saw such a huge turtle was at Taiei zoo!
xoxo

RNSANE said...

Seagulls everywhere...they seem to be the most populous birds around here....the little turtles are cute!! You're getting some great shots with that new camera.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Thanks for all of your comments, very much appreciated