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on Nov 4, 2010 in Landscape Photography

Damn if I’ll Get Shut Down!

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It’s that time of year on the Eastside when the critters just seem to evaporate. Nearly all the summer visitors have headed south and those residents that are around start doing a slow, down slope migration to slightly warmer parts of the region. The bird feeders have the occasional jay or sparrow but the masses are gone and it drives me nuts! So Jake and I for the last couple of weeks have been getting up at O’dark thirty because we just refuse to get shut down. Mother nature though just doesn’t wanta play!

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We head one morning to the shores of Mono Lake. We were in hope of finding at least one cooperative Eared Grebe of Wilson’s Phalarope. No sooner then I had the gear set up and I have an immature White-crowned Sparrow T up for just a heartbeat. I got one click off and then it was gone. It nor its friends would come back to play either. So then we headed down to the shore where we waited and waited and waited until this one, immature Eared Grebe came floating by. And with that, we decided that once again, it would be another morning with no great finds. It’s just that time of year when you just don’t know so you keep on trying. It just wasn’t our moring today.

Photos captured by D3x, 600VR w/TC-17x on Lexar UDMA digital film