Ile Bizard nature park

My daughter Shannon and I went to Ile Bizard nature park for a nature walk and bird watching and photography. My friend asked about what equipment to use for bird photography. I know that my Sigma 150-600 c is too big and heavy for him. I thought about this and came up with a setup that my daughter tried out on the walk. She used a Nikon d7000 with a 300 f4 and a 1.4 teleconverter.

While I was getting ready she snapped off a couple of shots. Some Brown-headed Cowbirds and a Northern Cardinal.

_DSC1932 Brown-header Cowbird

_DSC1933 Northern Cardinal

We met a photographer with Nikon D4 and a Nikon 600mm f4 lens shooting a Brown Creeper. Here are our shots.

_DSC1939 Brown Creeper

_DSC5257 Brown Creeper

Shannon found an Hairy Woodpecker in the shadows at the base of a tree.

_DSC1943 Hairy Wookpecker

I got a shot of an American Goldfinch

_DSC5287 American Goldfinch

We found some Golden-crowned Kinglets. They were very active today.

_DSC5269 Golden-Crowned Kinglet

_DSC5275 Golden-Crowned Kinglet

_DSC2087 Golden-Crowned Kinglet

_DSC5392 Golden-Crowned Kinglet

Black-capped Chickadees were active too.

_DSC1948 Black-capped Chickadee

_DSC5538 Black-capped Chickadee

In the distance we saw a Turkey Vulture.

_DSC5332 Turkey Vulture

Shannon spotted some Tree Swallows sitting on a branch.

_DSC2061 Tree Swallow

_DSC2129 Tree Swallow

_DSC5527 Tree Swallow

_DSC5304 Tree Swallow

There were Red-Winged Blackbirds.

_DSC1983 Red-winged Blackbird

There were some Mallards and a lot of Canada Geese at the marsh. They were honking and flying around.

_DSC5351 Mallard

_DSC2017 Canada Goose

_DSC2155 Canada Goose

_DSC5510 Canada Goose

In the distance, there was a pair of Hood Mergansers. Here is a shot of the male.

_DSC5519 Hooded Merganser

A Ring-billed Gulled in the parking lot.

_DSC2182 Ring-billed Gull

That all for today’s walk.

Est numquam etiam nuper committitur Birding.

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