Monday, November 05, 2012

Wood Ducks, Kinglets

A Friday afternoon walk along Philadelphia's Wissahickon River provided great opportunities for Wood Duck photography.

The Wood Ducks were also a case study in birdwatching irony - at home in my Vermont neighborhoods where wild beaver ponds and wetlands provide nesting habitat, it would require exceptional effort and good luck to get photographs like these. On the other hand, an urban park within the city limits of Philadelphia provides daily opportunities to stand in awe of these beautiful birds.

Wood Duck
Wood Duck
Wood Duck
Sunday at Heinz NWR (in the shadow of Philadelphia airport), waterfowl still populated the lake, including several Greater Scaup (no photos), while Yellow-rumped Warblers, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Golden-crowned Kinglets, Eastern Phoebes, and many sparrows worked the trees, understory, and weedy edges ...

Northern Shoveler
Eastern Phoebe
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet
 Good Birding!


Dan Huber said...

Great photos Chris. Impressive Kinglet shot - they don't like to sit still :)

Monique et Daniel said...

Bonjour Chris,
belle série de photos!
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Larry said...

Wow! Great opportunity for Wood Duck photographs is an understatement! I like your GK Kinglet shot too. They always seem to move just as I click the shutter. Happy Thanksgiving Chris!


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