It was a cloudy, warm and humid morning for a walk at Parc des Rapides in Lasalle. My fellow bird watcher King was interested in getting a bigger lens for his camera. I said try before you buy. So he used my Sigma 150-600 Contemporary and I used my old favorite a 300 f4 with a 1.4 teleconverter. We walked and talked discussing the pros and cons of the 150 to 600 lens.
We found a Downy Woodpecker
There were lots of Ringed-bill Gulls, They were everywhere.
Lots of Song Sparrows.
Quite a few Double-crested Cormorants. We spotted a juvenile perched on a log in the distance.
We saw a Great Egret land in the distance. We took some shots. It was like a white blurry stick. We were walking and it flew to the march area near the entrance.
There were Mallard ducks swimming and flying around.
Lots Canada Geese flying here and there.
One swimming near the shore.
A handful of American Crows were waiting near the picnic tables.
The 300 f4 lens is great at close range. We saw the Bee buzzing near the flower.
We saw a lot of Painted Lady butterflies. I got this shot while talking to Kevin. He had the same lens as me and we chatted about our experiences. While chatting, this landed near me.
Lots of Berries.
and flowers. Like these Asters.
I will have to wait to see his photos.
That all for today’s walk.
Est numquam etiam nuper committitur Birding.