|I love sexy duck season.|
|Sexy ducks have to be extra on the lookout for predators.|
|A female green-wing teal dabbles in the water among the wood ducks.|
|This boi can't even get over his own reflection.|
|Teal bottoms <3|
|What a little darling duck!|
|Earlier I had seen a Eurasian Wigeon on the East Pond, so I back tracked over.|
But first grabbed a test shot of this American coot having a snack.
|Bird was far, but there he is.|
A v sexi boi.
|Among American Wigeon, the Eurasian Wigeon sticks out with that rusty head and peach stripe. I was very happy to find him.|
|He was happy to see me too. I think?|
|After learning ALL the options within a setting, I practiced on the birdies at my feeder. Which are mostly and sometimes only house sparrows.|
This fella made a fine subject,
|I learned about how to set and change up the focal points and adjust how the focal points all work according to the setting you're in. So I took this is that burst frame mode, and ta-da! It is not grainy! Yay!|
|Front head on, their vision is not so great.|
Since they spend so much time probing the soil they see better above and behind them.
|They are also very cute.|
|I also love how their large eyes perfectly capture their surroundings. In Green-Wood they capture the trees and headstones.|
|While this bird had it's back to me, it can see me just fine!|
|I was delighted to see so many!|
|And you wonder, why are you all so hunkered down?|
|And after a short rest, something grabs its attention.|
|And off they go!|
That banded tail, lacking red is the easiest way to tell a young bird from a mature adult.
|This little timderdoodle was in the spotlight under the shade of a low hanging pine.|
|I love these little birds so much.|