Thursday, June 30, 2011

A good couple of days for young birds

I spent last weekend near Lake Superior and was lucky enough to find and photograph a couple of different young birds like this mallard duckling.

 For several years I had been hoping to find a cooperative duckling and finally I got my chance.

This killdeer chick is almost as big as an adult but still unable to fly.

I really like the patterns and coloring of killdeer. The orange ring around their eye is very distinctive. This chick is big enough that it almost has its adult plumage.

In the last month I've had a lot of luck capturing images of birds, landscapes, and different critters that had alluded me for a long time. I hope it's the start of a positive trend.