Saturday, February 17, 2007
BIrds of a Feather
We finally have had an opportunity to take out the spotting scope and confirm what we've been seeing in the water areas. Today was a seriously high tide (and low tide). There's a really nice trail on the airport dike that runs along the Mendenhall River and through tidal marshes. Its going to be a great area during spring migration for spotting ducks, geese, and shorebirds. The audubon society has weekly bird walks so I'm sure that we'll be getting involved with some of those. So we saw Canada Goose, mallards and widgeons in this grouping.
I was playing around with my little pocket camera and the spotting scope and just happened to snap a shot of the geese through the viewfinder of the scope. I had no idea it would come out. The first one is taken zoomed all the way in and the second is zoomed out - you can see the black of the eye piece. So since I've found this trick you'll probably see more pictures in the future!
Oh and did you notice that the sky looks gray? Well it cloudy and foggy and the rain and snow came down too. But it was really warm and the wind wasn't blowing - no complaints here!