The last set in the series.
I was compensating here for bad light and shadows.
When I shot this my position was not all the great. I had been trying to get a better angle, and then without any signs, this… a take off.
My assumption was I had gone a little too close and spooked him.
But that was not the case. The bird really wanted to chase away the Wood Ducks and get the dry platform all to himself.
The ducks did leave but that turtle was going nowhere.
Sunset the day before the Harvest Moon.
I can’t walk past these old carriages and not shoot them. However, I am running out of different angles to get the photographs from.
There are not many of these left, especially in this condition.
This is a juvenile Tricolored, the brown shades have not turned slate yet. It’s a good example of their coloring.
This was not the best place to photograph him, much to sunny and water glare. However it did show off his head and neck variations.
Birds of different species usually don’t mix, at best they will tolerate others. That doesn’t seem to be the case with these.
I’ve just started to work through a few days of shooting them and have not found any real squabbles yet.