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Spent a 3-4 hours yesterday at Mud Lake yesterday, lost a 77mm Pentax lenscap, first lens cap I have ever lost. I have a spare at home! No herons for me, a quick glance at a male Pileated Woodpecker (Dryocopus pileatus) when his crest flashed in the shaft of sunlight, but he was out of reach before I got my 300mm lens aimed at him. I had a male Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) on a dead tree at eye level on top of the ridge north of the lake, but he was spooked with a family with noisy children coming from the other direction.

 

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At least the Canada Geese goslings posed.  


The pair of Wood Ducks (Aix sponsa) happily paddled around within frame filling range of the 300mm.  Here is the hen,

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 Drake, 

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 Drake feeding.

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Lot’s of Midland Painted Turtles (Chrysemys picta marginata) on logs, including a yearling near the foot bridge.

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One floating log was shared with a dozen Midlands and two large Common Snapping Turtles (Chelydra serpentina), who looked rather out of place on that log.

 


 Mallard Ducks (Anas platyrhynchos) were plentiful…

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 Mallard Reflection…

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 He paddled in closer.

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 Also met two fellow camera club members (Photographis amateur Ottawanus).


 Mud Lake at sunset, as seen from the balcony.

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 Darrell Larose

Ottawa, Canada

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