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Whaddaya mean I'm not s'posed to be here?
Doc Duck

Whaddaya mean I'm not s'posed to be here? (Parkesia noveboracensis)

This northern waterthrush is something of a celebrity down here lately. Not a normal visitor, even during migration. And they're a pair, though I only saw one at a time. Not easy to capture. A very quick and busy bird, ducking and weaving about in reeds, trees, and a jumble of sticks dumped at the edge of a sandpit turned pond. S/he was pretty obviously catching and eating insects, but even much cropped and enlarged and caught at what seems to be the right moment, I can't see them (although I could hear lots of mosquitoes and midges whining around my ears :( ). With each bite so tiny, no wonder the bird is busy :eek!:
Anyhooo ... out of several hundred shots, I did get a few clear ones. Another of today's firsts, and a first for most of those I met at the pond's edge today.
thick brush along pond
Dairy Mart Ponds, San Diego CA
Date taken
09 Oct 2013
Scientific name
Parkesia noveboracensis
Equipment used
D90 80-400
Brilliant closeup and a fabulous pose and setting you captured it in too. Outstanding work Doc!!!!
Good photo and interesting narrative.

Thank you for sharing,
Congratulations on a first Doc !!! A superb image and an interesting narrative.
Thanks for sharing.

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