Caspian Tern at Lake Artemesia.

I met Darlene and Graeme at Lake Artemesia this morning.   Darlene is thinking of getting a larger lens, and wanted to try mine. It’s a bit heavy for her, but I think she’s going to get one.

There were plenty of birds to choose from today, and there were plenty of photographers, also. The weather was perfect. Migration is well under way, and we did well. No warblers yet, but Egrets and Terns made up for that.

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Lake Artemesia 78

Lake Artemesia.

Darlene 3

Darlene, arriving at the lake.

Graeme Simpson 10

Graeme, taking a break.

Great Blue Heron 2017-26

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Great Blue Heron 2017-25

This Great Blue Heron greeted me this morning.

Red Breasted Merganser 2017-17 Red Breasted Merganser 2017-16

Red Breasted Merganser 2017-18

Two Red Breasted Mergansers were feeding near the center of the lake.

Double Crested Cormorant 2017-9 Double Crested Cormorant 2017-8 Double Crested Cormorant 2017-7 Double Crested Cormorant 2017-6 Double Crested Cormorant 2017-5

Double Crested Cormorant 2017-10

A couple of Double Crested Cormorants were fishing all morning.

Great Egret 2017-5

A single Great Egret flew in and stayed for a while.


Pied Billed Grebe 2017-12

Pied Billed Grebe 2017-11

This Pied Billed Grebe was cooperative.

Wood Duck 2017-26 Wood Duck 2017-25

Wood Duck 2017-27

I didn’t have much light for the Wood Ducks.

Tree Swallow 2017-29

Tree Swallows are very active setting up house.

Mallard 2017-17

I liked the color of the water around this Mallard.

Caspian Tern 2017-8 Caspian Tern 2017-7 Caspian Tern 2017-6 Caspian Tern 2017-5 Caspian Tern 2017-4 Caspian Tern 2017-3 Caspian Tern 2017-2 Caspian Tern 2017-1

Caspian Tern 2017-9

I’ve always enjoyed trying to capture Caspian Terns fishing.

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