Wednesday, October 14, 2009

October Mallard

This is a resident Mallard at beach where I walk. No sign of the mate, which is unusual. Perhaps a victim of the predators. Eagles we have plenty of and even a few Coyotes. I shot up almost 300 exposures of this duck, some crows and seagulls. The crows and seagulls are also a permanent presence, along with Blue Herons. I see an occasional Sand Piper which seems to have wandered from its normal habitat, it is not a local bird. You see them at the Ocean but not here. These are the beach birds, walk into the woods and you couldn't begin to list all the birds in the woods.