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Flyout - Thousands of Ducks

Discussion in 'Merritt Island VI' started by bobhoge, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. While on Blackpoint Drive we suddenly heard a roar of wingbeats from across one of the big ponds. It was a flyout of thousands of ducks, most seemed to be Northern Pintails:

    Coming off the water:
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    A small part of the group:
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    They wheeled and turned:
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    The shots above were at 340mm, I zoomed out to 120mm to try to capture more of the flock, but still only got a small part of them:
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    I took this photo and divided it into 100 blocks and counted a few of the blocks, averaged 13 ducks per block so I would guess there are about 1300 ducks in this photo:
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    I would guess the whole flock to be 5000 to 10,000 or more!

    Bob & Nan
     
  2. donkolson

    donkolson

    300
    Jan 10, 2006
    Sedona AZ
    Awesome!
     
  3. Nice! Have never seen that many.
     
  4. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Great captures of a moment.
     
  5. Beautiful images!! The third and last are my favourites. Print that last on up large.
     
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