Joined: Jan. 2006
|Quote (Albatrossity2 @ Dec. 22 2011,15:16)|
|Love those Hooded Mergansers, Lou. Great shots!|
Thanks, Alby! Yesterday was a very slow, overcast, crappy day at the lake, with little of anything interesting going on. As I came to almost my final stop around the lake, I decided to walk across the street and through a clearing to this retention pond I've always been meaning to check out, but never had.
Surprise! there they were just as I crested the pond wall and I popped off a few shots. Then as I followed the pond around a curve (it turned out to be horseshoe-shaped), Bam! There was the LBH and the pair of Ibis (Ibi? Ibises?), and it was just then that the sun broke through the clouds behind me, giving me perfect light. I shot off a few gajillion shots of the waders, then hurried back to get some of the Mergansers before the clouds took over again.
And just as I was taking my last few shots, the sun disappeared and it was all dreary and crappy again, and I didn't get another decent shot of anything at the lake.
ETA: So the point of that was that in just a few minutes out of several hours, I got a really nice addition to the life-lists (the Mergansers), a Little Blue Heron that was actually blue, and a pair of White Ibis that weren't actually white. It was a very lucky few minutes.
Edited by Lou FCD on Dec. 22 2011,15:32
Lou FCD is still in school, so we should only count him as a baby biologist. -carlsonjok -deprecated
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