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NOVA Cafe mini get together at Huntley Meadows

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Chris_B, May 11, 2007.

  1. Chris_B

    Chris_B

    Mar 12, 2006
    Arlington, VA
    Rich Gibson, Mark from Vienna and I finally met for some bird photography at a local wildlife refuge. Connie, hopefully you can come next time. We are going to try again in a few weeks and hopefully we can do something like this in the local area a few times a month.

    The water level at Huntley Meadows marsh was very low due to a lack of rain, and the birds were a little scarce. We did see a few GBH flyby's at a distance and a Great Egret turned up but a little too far away for a good shot. My highlights are below. Hopefully Rich and Mark did a little better than I did. It was a nice morning with great company and I'm looking forward to doing it again.

    The Red-winged Blackbirds were plentiful and fun to shoot.
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    The best moment for me was the pair of baby Canadian Geese.
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    Mark and I then went to Belle Haven Marina to see the Osprey nest.

    On the way to lunch
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    This is a table for one buddy
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    That was yummy
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  2. Nice camera work Chris Great series, I like the Osprey
     
  3. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Looks like a pretty productive day to me Chris. :smile:
     
  4. I *love* that gosling walking at the camera!! That is totally an "awwwww!" shot! :biggrin: Look at those big ol' feet, poor guy....he's got some growin' to do!
     
  5. Chris_B

    Chris_B

    Mar 12, 2006
    Arlington, VA

    Thanks Gary and Frank. We made the best of it. Mark and I watched the Osprey in the tree for around 20 minutes hoping to catch another flight shot but he/she outlasted us and we left.
     
  6. Chris_B

    Chris_B

    Mar 12, 2006
    Arlington, VA
    Thanks Gretchen. It was very fun to watch and a very nice surprise. We had packed up and were walking out of the marsh when we ran into the pair. We set back up when we saw them :biggrin:.
     
  7. Kudos to you Chris. Looks like a productive day.
     
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