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Thursday, February 6, 2014


Birdwatching may seem like an incomprehensible activity to many people and I suspect there are as many reasons why people become birdwatchers as there are different kinds of birds. But for me the main reason for the activity is that birds are often strikingly beautiful and close observation is regularly repaid by glimpses of grace and elegance equivalent to our most treasured works of art. Above is a Northern Pintail Duck preening himself. Since his convoluted posture may make it difficult to comprehend him I have included on the left a photo of the same duck at rest. These photos were taken at Esquimalt Lagoon in late January.


JoJo said...

I think I've mentioned a Facebook friend in Ontario who is a bird watcher and posts lots of pics on FB. It astounds me the pictures she gets! She's been featuring snowy owls recently.

William Kendall said...

This one's a lovely bird!

Stephanie said...

Wow on the close up of this bird, excellent lens you have.