Saturday, May 7, 2011

Back for Seconds

Yesterday's dramatic skies whet my appetite for more photography.  The weather Friday morning was going to be the best of the weekend.  Mother's Day wasn't going to be a possibility for obvious reasons.  So the alarm went off during dawn's early light to get me on my way.

For some reason this morning, the Marsh Wrens were more cooperative, so I spent a bit of time taking their photos.

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It was a windy morning, as you can see in the ruffled feathers of the Red-winged Blackbird.

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On the far side of the impoundment, I discovered some Black-capped Chickadees picking apart one of the Cattail Reeds.  I was kicking myself for having left my flash at home.

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Navigating around the impoundments currently takes longer because there are several families of Canada Geese that can be found along the side of the path.  They are eating at what must seem to them, the world's longest salad bar.  Thankfully, I had my tripod with me to keep between myself and the parents for self defense lest they take offense in my passing by.  Though I'm not a big fan of Canada Geese, I must admit they do look cute when they are young.


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My favorite photo of the morning wasn't an animal, but these a photo of a violet that was growing along the path.

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