Today I headed off to the wetlands to photograph some of the cutest chicks I know of.  The dabchick is from the grebe family and as they are pretty much a full time water bird, once their chicks hatch they ride on the backs of their parents.  These two chicks were probably the smallest dabchick […]

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I arrived to a quiet empty pond this morning, low cloud and a little wind.  The dabchicks were no where to be found.  I settled myself down into a place amongst the flax bushes and waited.  I actually waited two hours before they showed themselves so kept myself occupied photographing so of the other wildlife […]

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I went back to the dabchicks this morning in the hope of getting some different shots of them and their antics.  Sadly there was a lot of cloud about and a bit of a breeze which made for not so ideal conditions for photography.  I tried all the same and did manage a few interesting […]

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In the last few days the bird photography Facebook groups that I am on have exploded with dabchick photos.  Every photographer in the area with knowledge of the park has been and photographed the youngsters and their parents.  I haven’t been back yet because I am still working my way through culling and processing images […]

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