(with telI managed to establish a regular walks toestablish walks with my stubborn growing k with my growing almost-teenager-babygirl on weekends, we take wheat bread to feed birdies, and I arm myself with a telephoto lens (I own a cheap ordinary 70-300mm Canon, nothing special). It is not great, but enough for getting some pics of the shy birdies that dont are not willing to come closer, even being suggested a treats...
So, recently I got tonns of new photos of ducks, pigeons, sparrows...
Today I am sharing some duck and ducklings pics.
This is how the park look like - the bank part lod.
Yesterday I have posted a few starlings captures (much more to come in the next posts, after I apply some post-production). Starlings are really handsome nature's editions! But the greatest thing, that happened during this recent walk, was that we witnessed a lot of ducklings (this year new edition). And also I have witnessed (and captured) a beautiful set of four pigeons having a bath. Hope to share it in the community soon. It was very spectacular.
Ofc we checked the hatchings of grebe and coot ducks (they are still there, no chicks arrived yet), feeded to starlings and pigeons all the bread we had with us, and - voyla! - we noticed the common ducks have got the ducklings. We enjoyed meeting, watching and feeding 3 or 4 families. The last of them was only one baby; one woman passing by told us it were two babies a few days ago... probably one already didnt survived the life. What a cruel world.
But generally - the population goes on. Ducks are not going to die out and do not threaten to disappear from the face of the Earth.
This was the 1st duck family we noticed. They were not willing to accept our food and pose, and sloly drifted away into the reeds -- leaving us with not much great photos.
A few cropped sections of the photo above.
Those youngsters are so cute!!
My baby note their beak and consider - imagine! - that all of them are smiling at her!
Ducks are known to feed on algae, stuff of this kind; they also willingly eat bread. But not this time - they ignored the abandoned pieces of bread (one can be seen in the photo), drifting into the reeds, where young ducklings began to look for food. I'm probably wrong, but it's possible that our food got in the way - we showed up right in the middle of a lesson teaching children how to find food for themselves ... we humans, with our package of bread, are not included in the training course ...
Как известно, утки питаются водорослями, стафф такого рода; хлеб они тоже охотно поедают. Но не в этот раз - брошенные кусочки хлеба (на фото можно увидеть один) они игнорировали, дрейфуя в тростники, где молодые утята начали искать себе пропитание. Я возможно ошибаюсь, но возможно что наше угощение помешало - мы явились как раз посредине урока, обучающего деток как искать себе еду... мы, люди, с нашим пакетом хлеба не входим в учебный курс....
Below is another duck family we met.
This time they accepted our food delivery service!
Ducklings with our treats, maybe my fave capture of that day; my babygirl approved the choice!
|location:||St.Petersburg, Russia||May 2021||natural lighting|