CP Winter Birds

On Saturday January 8th 2022 I joined up with the Sierra Photo NYC group for an afternoon photo shoot. We covered The Lake and part of the Ramble. The highlight for me was a very tame Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) who came so close I had to back off to photograph him. House Finches were at the feeders in the Ramble. Two more posts on this day to follow.

15 thoughts on “CP Winter Birds

  1. Jet Eliot 2022-01-14 / 10:39 am

    I so enjoyed all the skillful photos you took of these birds, Sherry, the angles, behavior, position. But it was the wood ducks that I thoroughly soaked up. For one thing, I can never get enough of the wood duck. Truly one of the most beautiful ducks on this planet. And then your photos really highlighted the winter beauty, with the snow bits on the bill, and in the one photo a water droplet. The head close-up in the second photo fully captured all the colors in his head feathers. Lovely to see your Central Park winter birds.


  2. 1954lspiegel1954 2022-01-13 / 6:40 pm

    Great pic, especially #2 – the close-up of the Wood Duck!! Was a beautiful day there.


    • Sherry Felix 2022-01-14 / 12:21 pm

      Thanks Larrry. I especially enjoyed dinner and talking with you all.


  3. shoreacres 2022-01-13 / 9:07 am

    That’s a beautiful duck: one that I’ve never seen. I laughed at its assertiveness. Our mallards will behave in the same way when they’ve become accustomed to associating humans and food.

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  4. Barbara Bryan 2022-01-13 / 7:16 am

    Beautiful photos. I think the swirling ripples in the last wood duck photo are a good addition to the duck! Wondering what causes them!


    • Sherry Felix 2022-01-13 / 7:26 am

      Thanks. Ripples are made by the duck and reflections in the water.


  5. derrickjknight 2022-01-13 / 5:32 am

    Splendid pictures. I like the detail of having to back off 🙂


  6. Eunice 2022-01-13 / 5:06 am

    I love the Wood Duck, he has beautiful colours and looks very similar to a Mandarin Duck 🙂


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