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I spend a lot of time outside


Reifel Bird Sanctuary

Helen Feeding Ducks
In April, Eric, Mike and myself went to the Reifel Bird Sanctuary for a nice morning walk.  I was very impressed with the bird count so the sanctuary got added to my "regular places" to go visit.  I'm leaving on a kayaking trip in a week and I wanted to remember how bad my Tamron 200-400 lens is so I figured the Sanctuary would be a goodplace to remember. 

Long Billed Dowicher On LogTwo Mallard Chicks On Log



Barn Swallow Inspecting Nest
A few things surprised me.  First, there are many fewer birds in the Sanctuary in July than April.  The duck selection was basically just mallards (ironcially flightless because of their molt), Canada Geese and a two wood ducks.  The sparrows were in full force but I didn't see much of the smaller forest birds. 
Barn Swallow On Ledge

 
  How did the lens do?  I was hoping that with the cropping it would suck less, but it was pretty terrible.  It's a poor lens even on a tripod, shot off wide open.   Oh well - at least my bag will be lighter.
 
 



Long Billed Dowicher On Log
Species: Limnodromus scolopaceus (Long-billed Dowitcher)
Tags: bird, Reifel Bird Sanctuary
Barn Swallow On Ledge
Species: Hirundo rustica (Barn Swallow)
Tags: bird, Reifel Bird Sanctuary
Helen Feeding Ducks
Person: Helen
Two Mallard Chicks On Log
Species: Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard)
Tags: baby, bird, Reifel Bird Sanctuary
Barn Swallow Inspecting Nest
Species: Hirundo rustica (Barn Swallow)
Tags: bird, nest, Reifel Bird Sanctuary
Tags: bird(5), Reifel Bird Sanctuary(4), nest(1), baby(1)
People: Helen(1)
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