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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Shorebirds

I went to Wollaston today with my friend Jude from my camera club, and also my cousin BettyAnn. Jude lives in the area, and is becoming quite the birder. I knew we were in good hands with her guidance. We walked down to the marsh area behind Caddy Park and were delighted to find 15 White Egrets back there.
Nikon D90, 70-300 mm lens, ISO 250, 1/1250, f11, -1ev
We walked a small path to the other side and found this Semipalmated Plover


Nikon D90, 70-300 mm lens, ISO 800, 1/3200, f11
We then went across the street to Wollaston Beach in search of some Terns. Unfortunately the Terns were not around today, but we did find many more Semipalmated Plovers.

Nikon D90, 70-300 mm lens, ISO 800, 1/2000, f11, -2/3ev
 They blend so well into their environment that it's difficult to spot them along the waters edge.
I titled this shot:
"The Bases Are Loaded"

Nikon D90, 70-300 mm lens, ISO 800, 1/2500, f11, -1ev
Not a Shorebird, but I spotted a pair of  Mourning Doves perched in a tree at Caddy Park. Here's a shot of one of them:


Nikon D90, 70-300 mm lens, ISO 800, 1/500, f11, +2/3 ev
Thanks Jude for a great morning!

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