Jake and I have found a new favorite birding spot.
The Kaleida Marshes have been a good place to see lots of action.
These marshes are about a 20 minute drive from our place,so it is easy to visit them.
One of the more abundant birds is the Black Tern.
These birds have proven to be a challenge to photograph.
Fist ,because they are dark it is hard to make the eye visible,and second,
They are extremely fast fliers as they hunt for food.
On Saturday,June 19,we found these ducks.
The Northern Pintail is an elegant looking bird.
I think they have an air of sophistication about them.
This has so far been my best chance to get some good pictures.
Here is one on take-off.
I would have preferred to have them closer,but that was not an option.
In flight one can see the colors in the wings.
On the other side of the road,this Wilson's Phalarope made a pass.
I am not very good at these flight shots,but I do like this one.
Driving down one mile,this Blue-winged Teal allowed me to get reasonably close for at least one shot.
These marshes have three roads going right through them,so one can see birds on either side of the road.
We usually park the car and slowly walk along the road,this allows us to shot in either direction.I might add,there is very little traffic in this area.This is a real bonus.
Thought for today:
Today is the first day of the rest of your life.