I believe that is true; it's like time on the water and catching fish; thanks for commenting.
DragonSpeed wrote in post #15917998
Lovely shot... come on out here to Vancouver some time... they hang with the Mallards at the local ponds
Thank you; I'd love to come out to your neck of the woods.
fogboundturtle wrote in post #15918206
tons of them at the Reifel bird sanctuary
Lots here too, but getting close is the trick.
Lester Wareham wrote in post #15918299
Great shots Al, congratulations.
Thank you, Lester.
Canajun wrote in post #15918354
I like the first one.
I like the Burnaby Lake Piper Spit area. I miss Lower Mainland.
ardeekay wrote in post #15919328
His ego took over; "a sandpiper when you could photograph this??" lol Well done, Al-I have yet to see one.
That could well be, Rog; they are quite the dandies, aren't they.
Wallace River wrote in post #15919464
Isn't that the way, Al? Beautiful shots. They're scare as hen's teeth here too.
Thank, Ian; we've got them in abundance, but as I say, getting close is tough.
nwyman wrote in post #15919503
go figure, indeed! There is an occupied nesting box on the path that I travel (by car) and the hen spooks every time anyone passes. She flies into the woods and then takes a break on the pond, but never close enough to catch. Today I drove by very slowly and stopped at the box - she didn't flush, so I thought maybe they had left. Then I sneezed, and she flew out. I'd love to catch the ducklings leaving the box, but odds are against it.
Love your drake.
Thank you. I did get some shots of the hen and a couple of her remaining chicks last year; she started with ten and ended up with two.
dgiglio3087 wrote in post #15919515
Those are great shots... what kinda of "great" shots are trying to get?
Thank you. I just meant that all my skulking efforts to date had not been very productive; I'll settle for these.