October 28, 2017
It was a cold morning (3 degrees Celsius) when we started and warmed up to 17 by the time we finished. 11 of us brave the chilly air and enjoyed the sunshine on the BQP event lead by Sheldon. We bundled up with layers and hats and mittens. It was hard to shoot with gloves on.
My daughter Shannon and I went to Granby and we saw the sunrise as we got near the park. Halloween is just around the corner. We saw dozens of murders on the way in. There were American Crows everywhere.
She wanted to try out the new Nikon D850 camera body with the 300mm f4 with a tc-14 (420mm f5.6)
While waiting in the parking lot for people, we saw Black-capped Chickadees, Dark-eyed Juncos, Bluejays, American Crows and a Raven. Flocks of Canada Geese and Snow Geese overhead. What a start.
Shannon shot these while waiting using the d850 and 300 mm with tc-14. The early morning light was low and lots of shade.
On the trail, we noticed a Mourning Dove in a tree and on the path.
Shannon took this shot.
We saw Bluejays everywhere. One landed on a tree in front of us. Here are some comparison shots.
Black-capped Chickadees were very friendly. We had seeds and corn for them.
Harle’s hat trick.
Shannon shot these with the d850
We heard a high pitched tweet and found some Kinglets. Shannon got this heavily cropped shot of a Golden-crowned Kinglet.
We heard a White and then a Red-breasted Nuthatch and we found a White-breasted Nuthatch.
There were Dark-eyed Juncos here ard there.
We saw a Downy Woodpecker.
Canada Geese flew overhead.
Some Snow Geese
One big flock of Red-wing Blackbirds heading for warmer fields.
We saw some Mallard and Wood ducks by the boardwalk
Wood Ducks photos by Calvin and Shannon.
We saw a few American Robins.
Red Squirrels everywhere.
Shannon found some interesting subjects.
We notices some leaves near the trail. The morning light illuminating through the leaves. It was an interesting study in colour, light and shadows. Here are Shannon’s and my interpretation.
We went Roxton Pond to see the Snow Goose. We found thousands of them in the distance. They just kept on going. Two Bald Eagles were flying around on the opposite shore. Some Double-crested Cormorants and Ring-billed Gulls were in the middle of the pond. There was a Great Blue Heron nearby. It took off as we arrived.
That all for today’s walk.
Est numquam etiam nuper committitur Birding.