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  • Carol
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    carolpagebu
    For this assignment I went to my favorite spot in Prospect Park, Brooklyn NY, along a small stream that flows through a wooded, shallow ravine just below a small waterfall and bridge.  This is a hotspot during migrations but quieter at other times.  I go by there almost everyday but haven't been staying long lately.  I decided to spend a half hour no matter to see what might come my way.  I had heard there was a pair of acadian flycatchers (rare in our area) nesting nearby.  I was very excited to ID one by its song and then later see it.  I didn't get a photo because it was all too quick and in poor lighting, but I was happy that my patience paid off with my first sighting of that species.  I also saw a tufted titmouse, 2 male mallards, and a catbird which is one of my favorites. IMG_7501
  • Carol
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    carolpagebu
    I took this photo a few days ago of a wood duck preening her little ones.  She was so sweet with them, and they were also preening each other too, learning from her I guess.  They seem to do really well in the large park near me (over 500 acres)- Prospect Park in Brooklyn, New York.  I often see them on the smaller pools that have protected, wooded vegetation alongside as well as nest boxes which I don't know if they use- I've heard from other birders that they don't but they do like the area where they are placed and sometimes I see them in that general area.  I used my Canon Powershot so the quality isn't very good, but I love the convenience of having it in my pocket.  I'm trying to decide if I want to upgrade.  I know my photos would improve, but  I'm not sure I want to carry a large camera around with me.  I'm also a little afraid of the learning curve.  I'm an avid birder and use my sightings and photos to inspire my art:  hand colored block prints usually featuring birds. IMG_0093
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