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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.
Habitat
thick brush along pond
Location
Dairy Mart Ponds, San Diego CA
Date taken
09 Oct 2013
Scientific name
Parkesia noveboracensis
Equipment used
D90 80-400
Supporter
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,
Cristian
 
Congratulations on a first Doc !!! A superb image and an interesting narrative.
Thanks for sharing.
 

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