Feathered Friday - Lakeside Birds

Here are this week's lakeside finds for #featheredfriday by @melinda010100
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The first find was a black-crowned night heron. He kept his eyes on me but allowed a few photos. Last time I saw him he got spooked and barked at me like a dog.

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Here is a juvenile double-crested cormorant. At first I though it was another mallard until it turned its head towards me.

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You can tell this is a juvenile because it's face isn't bright orange yet.

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It was a good sport for the most part and let me get some good photos.

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But eventually it got spooked and flew off.

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I managed to get a few clumsy takeoff shots as it took off to the other side of the lake.

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The ducks were unconcerned with the commotion.

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Most of these ducks are still juvenile and haven't filled out with full color yet.

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The red-winged black bird juveniles are getting ready to head south for the winter.

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This guy picked a nice flower to perch on. Soon his orange feather will be a bright red color, maybe he will come back here next year to start a family. For now he gets to go to Florida or somewhere warmer.

That's all for now happy #featheredfriday :-)

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