Nov18 2015 72nd Ave to 64th Ave and back. Sunny breaks 9c.Yesterday I just wanted to bird and not have to bother carting around a whole bunch of heavy camera gear. Instead I took a lightweight DSLR kit with zoom lens and binoculars, that way I could cover more ground. Here are some of the results.
|Mixed flock of Northern Pintail, American Wigeon, Mallard and other ducks.|
|Greater White-fronted Goose (Full frame)|
I include this shot because the birds were so far away I couldn't ID them until I got home and cropped the below image. The shape of the flock triggered the idea that they weren't Canada Geese whose distinctive V flock formation is a giveaway or a raggle taggle flock of Snow Geese. As it turned out the White- fronted were a new addition to my 2015 year list, thank goodness for eBird for keeping track!
|A crop of the full frame reveals the bird's identity.|
|Great Blue Heron.|
|The Marsh Wren, noisy but secretive.|
|Purple Finch picking out the seeds from a Pacific Crabapple.|
|A Short-eared Owl spots a vole and dives down for the kill.|
"It's never too late to start birding"