Daily Image - Apr 2011 Archive - sonofjohan
05 Apr 11.  Our walk along the water's edge at Mercer Slough afforded us a view of more than just the large raptor, as there were a number of small songbirds that serenaded us along the way. Most of them kept themselves securely out of the reach of the camera, hiding in the dense plant life that lined the walk. But as we ventured out onto a float on the creek, a couple water thrushes hopped into view and sat still long enough for me to grab a few portraits. This individual, I'm assuming a male from the feathering,  posed for a solid 30+ seconds. The song was short, but certainly a pleasant part of our 1.5 mile round trip walk I would imagine as the days move forward that there will be far more of these lovely critters around for our enjoyment. ISO 200; 1/320 sec @ f / 11.

05 Apr 11. Our walk along the water's edge at Mercer Slough afforded us a view of more than just the large raptor, as there were a number of small songbirds that serenaded us along the way. Most of them kept themselves securely out of the reach of the camera, hiding in the dense plant life that lined the walk. But as we ventured out onto a float on the creek, a couple water thrushes hopped into view and sat still long enough for me to grab a few portraits. This individual, I'm assuming a male from the feathering, posed for a solid 30+ seconds. The song was short, but certainly a pleasant part of our 1.5 mile round trip walk I would imagine as the days move forward that there will be far more of these lovely critters around for our enjoyment. ISO 200; 1/320 sec @ f / 11.

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