18 July 2010

Killdeer Season

Running in and out of the scope I can barely keep up with the small Killdeer. This is by far my favorite common shorebird. I love the call, the little black necklaces, even the way they scurry about on the ground. Killdeer nest at Green Cay and I've been watching our ever-growing resident population for signs of nesting. Mostly I focus the scope, move it, take a picture, focus again, move it, take a picture. And as you can see I get a partial bodyshots. I get back shots. I get only a small blurry shape. Every now and again I actually get most of the bird in the frame and I call it success.

All photos taken at Green Cay with a Bushnell Elite Scope and Olympus Tough Digital Camera.

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