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Baylands Preserve

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Uncle Frank, Jun 1, 2007.

  1. It's been 6 weeks since my last visit visit to Baylands Preserve, and I was anxious to see the young egrets and herons in the rookery. I wanted to try my hand at bird-in-flight shots, too.

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    Don't the Black-crested Night-Heron have spooky eyes?

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    Even Canada Geese are cute... until they grow up :rolleyes: .

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    Momma Night-Heron seemed a little alarmed that her baby doesn't resemble her... or the father!

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    Twins seem to abound in the rookery.

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    These little snowy egrets never left each other's side...

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    ... and sometimes it was hard to figure out when one ended and the other started :Confused:

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    The way the adults kept going after nesting material, you'd think there was another wave of egg laying about to begin.

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    It sure is relaxing at Baylands. I'll try to make my visits more frequent.
  2. bfjr

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    Nice Frank

    Ugly Babies and Great photography a good combo here :biggrin:
  3. Thanks, Ben and Tony!

    Far from great photography, but I think youngsters of every species are designed to be cute/photogenic.

    The BCNH chicks cracked me up. They don't resemble the adults at all, and apparently won't for their first couple of seasons.

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    These guys were very aggressive about demanding food... to the point to appearing to attack momma! And since they're almost her size, I'll bet she can't wait till they fledge.

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    On the other hand, the Snowy Egret's kids look like them, but they are shape shifters by nature. They usually keep their necks tucked in, and when they stretch them out, they look like a different species.

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    The biggest differences between adults and newborns, though, are seen with the Canada Geese. They're actually cute when they're kids.

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  4. Very nice shots. I enjoyed shooting there 3 weeks ago. The goslings are much larger now.
  5. Nice series, with some very interesting shots.

  6. Nice series of shots Uncle Frank. Looks good.

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