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« Reply #2775 on: September 25, 2013, 11:14:33 AM »
Serendipidy, I've been lazy this summer and trying to balance house and yard repairs with photograpy so that explains the reliance on the pond.  It's a 4 or 5 minute walk from my house.  Since it's a remnant beaver pond it's not deep enough or large enough to go on the water (well it is possible but not too practical).  Thirty seconds from my house is another smaller beaver pond where I shoot also but I didn't put out food in the spring and so the birds gravitated to the bigger pond.  Next year that'll change! :)  One year I had Canada geese nesting there.  I'm also a ten minute drive from Elk Island National park where the bison are kept and that's a similar setting of prairie wetlands etc.  All in all, not a bad place to live (except winter!).

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« Reply #2776 on: September 25, 2013, 12:46:05 PM »
My moorhen friend (Morey) gets a bread handout every evening with Harry and me. He will swim a long way to us, eat a little morsel, swim out of sight, and then return for seconds later as he is doing here. As I was quitting, I saw that Harry wasn't the only one catching fish tonight on our canal.  ;D
Must have been fun taking pictures. What did he get in the end? A shoe? Or a broken line? ;)

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« Reply #2777 on: September 25, 2013, 01:32:16 PM »
It's always a pleasure to look at your pictures Serendipidy. Keep posting them.   :)

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« Reply #2778 on: September 25, 2013, 01:34:53 PM »
Serendipidy, I've been lazy this summer and trying to balance house and yard repairs with photograpy so that explains the reliance on the pond.  It's a 4 or 5 minute walk from my house.  Since it's a remnant beaver pond it's not deep enough or large enough to go on the water (well it is possible but not too practical).  Thirty seconds from my house is another smaller beaver pond where I shoot also but I didn't put out food in the spring and so the birds gravitated to the bigger pond.  Next year that'll change! :)  One year I had Canada geese nesting there.  I'm also a ten minute drive from Elk Island National park where the bison are kept and that's a similar setting of prairie wetlands etc.  All in all, not a bad place to live (except winter!).

Jack

Sounds very nice there. Winter photos can be very serene. If you take any bison shots, be sure to post some. :)
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« Reply #2779 on: September 25, 2013, 01:36:43 PM »
My moorhen friend (Morey) gets a bread handout every evening with Harry and me. He will swim a long way to us, eat a little morsel, swim out of sight, and then return for seconds later as he is doing here. As I was quitting, I saw that Harry wasn't the only one catching fish tonight on our canal.  ;D
Must have been fun taking pictures. What did he get in the end? A shoe? Or a broken line? ;)

Hi rpt,

I didn't stick around to see the outcome, but he is really pulling hard and bending that rod. My guess is a snagged line (but they do have barracuda in that lake). ;D
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« Reply #2780 on: September 25, 2013, 05:43:36 PM »
Why I hate birds in cages
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« Reply #2781 on: September 27, 2013, 06:23:27 PM »
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« Reply #2782 on: September 27, 2013, 06:26:53 PM »
More mono Osprey
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« Reply #2783 on: September 27, 2013, 06:36:19 PM »
Gone fishing
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« Reply #2784 on: September 27, 2013, 10:07:43 PM »
Lovely shots Mick!

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« Reply #2786 on: September 28, 2013, 04:16:12 PM »
Some shots of Muscovy ducks from yesterday. They were crossing the street several blocks from my house, so I grabbed my 5D3 and 70-200Lii and went back to get these.
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The Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata) is a large duck native to Mexico, Central, and South America. Small wild and feral breeding populations have established themselves in the United States, particularly in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, as well as in many other parts of North America, including southern Canada. Feral Muscovy Ducks are found in New Zealand and have also been reported in parts of Europe.
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« Reply #2787 on: September 28, 2013, 04:20:17 PM »
A few more Muscovy ducks and a mallard. 5D3 and 70-200Lii.
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« Reply #2788 on: September 28, 2013, 04:28:05 PM »
Nice Serendipidy, ducks that almost look like chickens.  As always, appreciate the info.

The best I could do today of a young ceder waxwing.

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« Reply #2789 on: September 28, 2013, 04:46:38 PM »
The best I could do today of a young ceder waxwing.

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Lovely one Jack. Well done.

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