I hope you had a wonderful Easter celebration.
After church I drove down to the river to see if there was anything going on. It is said that one definition of insanity is, doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. I’ll explain…
I have three images for today. One of my favorite places to photograph wildlife in the area has been the 16th Street Basin for a variety of reasons. It has offered an abundance of geese, ducks, herons, egrets, eagles, and various other species including pelicans. I could always count on finding something to photograph at the Basin, no matter what time of year it was.
The Basin was close, only a few miles from home, so it was easy to get to no matter what the weather was doing. There was a lot of distraction (buildings and power lines) to inhibit photographing wildlife in flight but it could be done.
It had a lot of fish in it so it attracted lots of fish-eating birds. Two years ago they chopped down all the trees around the Basin. Trees that provided cover and a resting area for the wildlife. They put in a large solar farm adjacent to the basin, hence the removal of threes. 😦
I keep going back to the basin in hopes of finding something to photograph thus the definition of insanity, because for the last two years there has been nothing to photograph.
Imagine my surprise when I went to my favorite spot of years gone by and found a half-dozen Blue Herons resting. I was excited to say the least. However a sad things is there is no one is taking care of the Basin any more and so I spent a lot of time on each of the photos I’m showing today cloning out all the junk and debris that have built around the banks of the Basin, with Photoshop. 😦
There were some geese and this pair of Mallards swimming near the herons. I couldn’t pass them up.
That’s it for today.
Enjoy your day and be careful.