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A little walk through Carburn Park in Calgary to work on my birding skills. Just got a sigma 150-600 sport this summer and have been practicing with it and my D800e. Highlight for me was seeing my first kingfisher, which are actually pretty rare here. Not the best shots of him, and I must say man are they tough to get anywhere near (big crops for the images) and man are they fast.

First on the docket is american pelicans. Never seen this behavior before where they were all dunking their heads under in unison, and in a tight circle.









Then I came across a little fawn that required a quick pcik



Next I ran into my first Kingfisher.
Long ways away in bad light, but I will take it as it was the first one I have never seen


I stalked him for a while and never really got a nice pic of him while he was landed, but I got a couple in flight that are not too bad for my rookie self. Still pretty heavy crops though.




Lastly there is the Falcon that was chilling in the same area as the Kingfisher. I "think" that it is a merlin, but if someone can correct me please do.



Watching that pesky Kingfisher that keeps on squaking and flying around.




Thanks for looking.



Aug 11, 2017 at 08:17 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Variety pack from morning walk


Wow! Great walk...!


Aug 11, 2017 at 10:20 PM
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What a productive walk!

Birdie



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It was a pretty exciting 2hr walk through the park. I was hoping that the bald eagles or osprey I found last time would be back, but I can't complain about seeing the Kingfisher. Now I just have to go back and try and capture any of them fishing. I saw the Kingfisher splash down a couple times but he was way too far away.

Cheers



Aug 12, 2017 at 01:04 AM
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Nicely done. Congrats on the KF - they are hard to shoot ~ Ron


Aug 12, 2017 at 02:07 AM
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A very productive 2 hours!

Dave



Aug 13, 2017 at 03:21 PM







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