Sedona Pathways ... our daily journey By Ted Grussing, Sedona, Arizona email@example.com Ted Grussing is a Photographer, Soaring Pilot, Attorney, Custom Jewelry Designer and Caregiver.
Friday, March 15, 2013
By Ted Grussing
Sometime tomorrow I am going to put a new series of photos up on our website: http://tedandcorky.com and click on the Sequences tab when you get there. Currently I have the 2 second sequence of a pair of drake Redheads diving for food. The new series will be twelve shots too spanning a little over one second and are of a hen Cinnamon Teal landing in one of the ponds this afternoon. It begins just before the tail feathers begin dragging in the water before the "main gear" touch the water and continues through splash down and achieving a state of rest. A perfect "tail wheel" landing ... which is the glider way of landing. The shot tonight is one of the series and you can see her tail feathers dragging in the water ... kinda neat.
The folks at the ponds are doing their best to keep Cormorants out of the ponds they are greedy eaters and have a bit of an eating disorder ... they never seem to have enough food, Two of the ponds were stocked with 50,000 fish last Spring and they recently harvested only 4700 fish from those same ponds. Ouch!
Didn't get a photo out last night; made the mistake of taking a few minute nap after I got Corky to bed and when I awoke at 2:30A, just didn't feel like it.
Sent some photos of the Eagle to a gentleman in the US Wildlife Service and I was able to get some good close ups of the band on his leg. They determined that this eagle had been banded in its nest when born in Camp Verde in 2007. Eagle have an average life expectancy in the wild of twenty to thirty years and some make it into their forties.