Depot Pond is just a couple of blocks from Schoolhouse Pond, so I tried it first this morning. It’s excellent habitat, shallow marsh surrounded by good size trees, but it’s not a photographer’s site. Access is very limited because of dense growth. I got a couple of decent images and moved on to Schoolhouse Pond, which was much slower than yesterday.
I made a quick stop at Truxtun looking for bugs on the way home.
Cornell: “A native of northern and central Eurasia, the Mute Swan was introduced into North America to grace the ponds of parks and estates. Escaped individuals have established breeding populations in several areas, where their aggressive behavior threatens native waterfowl.”
This Osprey is hovering prior to pouncing.
Several Mallards were hanging out at the pond.
This Canada Goose appeared to be bathing.
House Sparrows seem to enjoy the pond.
It’s tough to catch a Tree Swallow in flight.
I wasted far too much time trying to catch Barn Swallows in flight.