Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sunday Afternoon Walk

The wind finally died down to a reasonable level, so I decided to venture over to Great Meadows to see how spring was progressing.

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Bluebirds were flitting back and forth near the river by the Southwest entrance.

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Canada Goose turning onto final approach

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Another one lifts off

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A rare glimpse of a muskrat eating in the water

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Red-winged blackbirds are starting to increase in numbers

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It's hard not to take a beautiful shot with the setting sun at your back

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Synchronized swimming - Mallard style


On the way out, I paid a quick visit to see if the Screech Owl was at home. He wasn't out when I first arrived, but it soon it poked its head out. Unfortunately the sun was already below the horizon and only a very high ISO and slow shutter speed would allow for these photos. Unfortunately they are a bit noisy / grainy as a result. The is the first time, I've caught this owl with its eyes open. Unfortunately the light disappeared and I had to run before I could see him fly.

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An animal chirping caught its attention

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Doesn't like having its photo taken

1 comment:

  1. Love the owl! Hope I will see him some day soon! Great photo of the muskrat too!

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