New Orleans birding: the City Park

New Orleans birding:  the City Park

When:  May 2016                   Weather: cool 17-22C

Nikon P900 and Leica Q

In New Orleans for a few days and found out that the nearest parkland was in the City Park, about a 15 minute ride out from my hotel near the French Quarter. I alighted at the Couturie Forest and did a very nice walk towards the water….

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entrance to the couturie forest in the City park

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the first striking bird I saw was the Blue Jay..

 

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my famed rear shots!

 

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the pond was rather scenic…

 

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a family of ducks on the water..

 

 

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beautiful pair of Mandarin Ducks

 

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mandarin duck perched

 

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waterways

 

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heron in foreground by the water

 

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I’m not sure what this bird is, if any of my readers know, please enlighten me!

 

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another view

 

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a chickadee?

 

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not sure about this one…

 

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maybe a scarlet tanager?

 

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American Robin

 

Maybe my timing wasn’t good but there weren’t as many birds as I had expected; still being so near to town and easily accessible it was still a very pleasant morning’w ramble.

 

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