NOVA Cafe mini get together at Huntley Meadows

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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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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!
 
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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!
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:.
 

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