Where: North Chagrin Nature Center / Cascade Park, Elyria, Ohio
When: January 27th 2011
In the morning, we took a visit to the snowy, cold, and blustery North Chagrin nature center. My fingers came close to falling off from frostbite. . . but I did manage a few shots.
Jump! goes the Nuthatch:
Annd. . . isn't ironic where these spots are, considering the chickadee belongs to the Tit family of birds? (wink wink, nudge nudge)
Goin' clubbin' with the Mallards. . . .sounds fun, right? Haha, this was one of my most favourite shoots in a while. . . it was cold but I got some wonderful shots! This visit was interesting... I witnessed many fights and matings. The half-frozen pond at Cascade Park is a great place to sit and observe the Mallards up close.
I have a big thing for water splashes in photos. This bathing Mallard supplied lots of them:
And I found this while editing photos: the water splash on the left looks like an icicle!
Then came the fights concerning drakes and females...
This pair might want to check into couples counseling...
"Are you suggesting I have problems?"
. . . .Um, apparently not?
Though she still looks uncomfortable. . .
. . .AND NOW, THE MOMENT YOU'VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR. . .
Exciting, no? :-)
Until next time,
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