Canada geese taking a detour around the spillway of a weir on the South Saskatchewan River. They swam up to the weir, hauled themselves out onto the curtain, walked around and plopped themselves in the river again. I guess they decided they didn't want to ride the waves. It would have been a bit of a rocket. I wouldn't want to do it either.
Nice shots all, dpc. I prefer the ones in more natural surroundings and maybe crop in a little more on some, assuming you've got the MPs (RWBBird). I no longer get B swallows (something is up environmentally) but for years they would always be friendly nesting under my deck, but never now.
Thanks for the suggestion, Jack. I appreciate it. The only picture that I personally feel might do with cropping is the third from last. I'll go back to the RAW and give it a try but I'm skeptical. I wanted to give the geese room in the picture to include more of the weir to give a better sense as to what they were doing.
Nice pictures dpc, there are a lot of those little barn swallows around my town, there is a nest just above mi home’s main door. I think the same family comes back every year as they inherited the nest. You can stay very close they don’t go.
This is as far in as I can crop this one. It's a bit iffy in terms of resolution. I was quite some distance from the birds and even with my lens zoomed out to 600mm it was a problem getting a usable picture. I doubt it would print well unless very small (not that I want to print it, mind). I did want to try and get a shot of the interaction the blackbirds were having with the marsh.