Kip’s Comments 3-24-20

Barred Owls at Sweet 616451 (© Kip Ladage)

 

One Day – Two Parts

Due to many duties associated with COVID-19, my photography time lately is split between early before work and after work. A person might think that would give you a decent chance at blue skies, but apparently not at the current time. Both morning and evening photo shoots were done with low light. I made the best of it since I do appreciate the opportunity to be out in fresh air.   

During the morning paddling I saw a muskrat hiding from me (if it can’t see me, I can’t see it?), many American coots (AKA mud hens), plenty of male red-winged blackbirds – but no females yet, and two barred owls – for a brief period of time they were perched near each other. 

Muskrat in Cattails at Sweet 616410 (© Kip Ladage)

Muskrat in Cattails at Sweet 616410 (© Kip Ladage)

 

American Coot at Sweet 616377 (© Kip Ladage)

American Coot at Sweet 616377 (© Kip Ladage)

 

American Coot at Sweet 616385 (© Kip Ladage)

American Coot at Sweet 616385 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Male Red-winged Blackbird at Sweet 616389 (© Kip Ladage)

Male Red-winged Blackbird at Sweet 616389 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Barred Owl at Sweet 616415 (© Kip Ladage)

Barred Owl at Sweet 616415 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Barred Owl at Sweet 616431 (© Kip Ladage)

Barred Owl at Sweet 616431 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Barred Owls at Sweet 616451 (© Kip Ladage)

Barred Owls at Sweet 616451 (© Kip Ladage)     

 

This evening my photo subjects were sandhill cranes coming in for landing, mallards dropping from the sky, redhead ducks whizzing past, and ring-necked ducks thinking about landing close to my kayak.

Sandhill Cranes in Flight at Sweet 616583 (© Kip Ladage)

Sandhill Cranes in Flight at Sweet 616583 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Mallards in Flight at Sweet 616519 (© Kip Ladage)

Mallards in Flight at Sweet 616519 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Mallards in Flight at Sweet 6165237 (© Kip Ladage)

Mallards in Flight at Sweet 6165237 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Mallards in Flight at Sweet 616537 (© Kip Ladage)

Mallards in Flight at Sweet 616537 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Redheads in Flight at Sweet 6165561 (© Kip Ladage)

Redheads in Flight at Sweet 6165561 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Ring-necked Ducks in Flight at Sweet 616567 (© Kip Ladage)

Ring-necked Ducks in Flight at Sweet 616567 (© Kip Ladage)

 

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