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Ring-billed Gulls and a Surprise

The gulls’ voices were echoing in the sky for a few days so I went to the park to get up close. Here is  a nice photo of one proud adult in breeding plumage. I also took a few shots of the geese hanging out at a big puddle that temporarily serves as a pond. Something showed up in post processing that was not apparent in the initial scene. Surprise! It was the presence of a male mallard, maybe two.  Welcome back, ducks!


1/1250 sec@f/5.6 ISO 400, 240 mm


1/200 sec @f/7.1, ISO 400, 190 mm

6 responses

  1. Very nice captures. Still snow and ice?

    April 13, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    • A little is left, but may have melted in today’s sun even though the wind is nippy.Sigh.

      April 14, 2014 at 1:24 am

  2. I already miss hearing the Canada Geese at daybreak as they awoke and started discussing where they were headed for the day. 🙂 We have a few stragglers still but a flock can sure make some music, love it!

    April 15, 2014 at 10:36 am

    • Sometimes they fly in between the buildings here and the sounds echo off the apartments.At first I couldn’t believe my ears and I liked it but then they started to roost on top of one of the buildings and were making too much noise and were chased off.

      April 15, 2014 at 11:07 am

  3. Gorgeous photos. Snow has melted here in the South few weeks ago.

    April 18, 2014 at 5:03 am

    • Thanks for visiting, Sartenada. We are getting more snow . Just temporary.

      April 18, 2014 at 6:11 pm

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