Parc des Rapides LaSalle


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

_DSC9065 Downy Woodpecker

There were lots of Ringed-bill Gulls, They were everywhere.

_DSC9089 Ringed-bill Gull

Lots of Song Sparrows.

_DSC9145 Song Sparrow

Quite a few Double-crested Cormorants. We spotted a juvenile perched on a log in the distance.

_DSC9169 Double-crested Cormorant (juv)

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.

_DSC9206 Great Egret

There were Mallard ducks swimming and flying around.

_DSC9257 Mallard

Lots Canada Geese flying here and there.

_DSC9308 Canada Goose

One swimming near the shore.

_DSC9234 Canada Goose

A handful of American Crows were waiting near the picnic tables.

_DSC9315 American Crow

The 300 f4 lens is great at close range. We saw the Bee buzzing near the flower.

_DSC9061 bee

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.

_DSC9149 Painted Lady

Lots of Berries.

_DSC9193 Red

and flowers. Like these Asters.

_DSC9099 Aster

_DSC9160 Yellow

Spotted Jewelweed

_DSC9151 Spotted Jewelweed

I will have to wait to see his photos.

That all for today’s walk.

Est numquam etiam nuper committitur Birding.

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