1060 Mallard

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Carrie Blake Park – Sequim, Washington
February 3, 2012

What I said in the last post goes for Mallards as well – except for the ID part. I see a lot of Mallards, though not as often as gulls. Sometimes I just feel like taking a photograph.

1059 Young Unknown Gull

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Carrie Blake Park – Sequim, Washington
February 3, 2012

Don’t ask me why I take gull photos sometimes. Living on the coast in California and on Puget Sound in Washington, I see gulls all the time. I just looked out the window while typing this and see several gulls outside (mostly Glaucous-winged here at my home on Vaughn Bay) . When the spirit moves me the spirit moves me – I can’t explain why. As I’ve said many times before, I am not good with gull IDs, so I don’t have a clue what species of gull this is. I do better with adults, but still it’s a challenge. This particular bird just said photograph me. What can I say.

1058 Canada Goose

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Carrie Blake Park – Sequim, Washington
February 3, 2012

There are often Canada Geese at Carrie Blake. Here is a set of 4 photos. The fourth one is of a goose as it comes in for a landing.

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1057 American Wigeon

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Carrie Blake Park – Sequim, Washington
February 3, 2012

In the previous posting I included 5 photos of the female American Wigeon. In this set of 3, you get to enjoy the beautiful color of the male.

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1056 American Wigeon

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Carrie Blake Park – Sequim, Washington
February 3, 2012

This is a set of 5 female American Wigeons I found at Carrie Blake Park this winter day. I include one photograph of the Wigeon in flight.

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1055 Gull Flight Shots

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Wapato Lake Park
Tacoma, Washington
January 11, 2012

This is the last set of recovered photos that should have been posted on the old blog. I was at Wapato Lake and there are a lot of gulls looking for a handout from the many people who come to this urban lake to feed the ducks, coots and gulls. Because they are flying in close it was a good opportunity to practice flight shots. There are 4 photos in this series.

From here on out, I will be posting new material. By new material, I mean photos that have never been processed and prepared for Internet use. I realize these photos are over a year old, but that’s how far behind I am in photo processing. I know I said once I retired I would have more time. Funny. It seems like I have less time than when I was working. Retirement is really just switching activities and responsibilities to a new set.

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1054 Domestic Goose

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Wapato Lake Park
Tacoma, Washington
January 11, 2012

This goose has been in this location for a few years. I first took a photograph of it in November 2006. He or she is quite the handsome fellow.

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1053 Black-capped Chickadee

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Wapato Lake Park
Tacoma, Washington
January 11, 2012

I never pass up a chance to photograph a Chickadee if it will stay in one place for 2 seconds. I only got one photo of this little guy.

1052 Mallard

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Wapato Park
Tacoma, Washington
January 11, 2012

On the way home from Nisqually we must have stopped by Wapato to see if there was any action. It’s hard to remember since this was over a year ago and I lost my description of what the circumstances were when I took the photo. You may ask, how does looking at a Mallard help me to know I was at Wapato Park. Well, it’s not the Mallard. I’ll be posting a domestic goose in a couple of postings, and the goose is a regular resident at Wapato. It was taken on the same date. So, I know where I was!

1051 Vaughn Bay Sunset

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Vaughn Bay
January 8, 2012

We often get some rather nice sunrises and sunsets here at Vaughn Bay. I experimented with my new camera and put it on sunset mode to see what it could do. Not too bad.

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