Palisades at Paces Mill

There are 3 main trails near where I work called, the East Palisades, West Palisades and Palisades. I have walked the East and West so today I walked the Palisades along the Chattahoochee River. There is a hard trail for the first half mile then the main trail veers and a dirt trail continues to follow the river. The main trail is busy so there is not a lot of wildlife action but the dirt trail is seldom used.

There were a few Pine Warblers around, moving from tree to tree in search of insects.

Pine Warbler

Pine Warbler

1/800, f/6.3, ISO 3200, 600mm f/5-6.3, natural light, not baited, called in or set up

This Cedar Waxwing was playing peek-a-boo and would not come out from behind this branch. He took off before I could get a full body photo.

Cedar Waxwing

1/1000, f/6.3, ISO 500, 600mm f/5-6.3, natural light, not baited, called in or set up

This guy perched and sat for a few minutes letting get a good shot of him.

Eastern Bluebird

1/1000, f/10, ISO 500, 600mm f/5-6.3, natural light, not baited, called in or set up

I must have seen between 6-7 Great Blue Herons along the river.

Great Blue Heron

1/1000, f/6.3, ISO 3600, 600mm f/5-6.3, natural light, not baited, called in or set up

I watched this one fly along the river and then up to the top of a dead pine tree and I noticed a nest in the next pine. Not sure if the nest was active but it may be a good sign.

Great Blue Heron

1/1000, f/10, ISO 500, 600mm f/5-6.3, natural light, not baited, called in or set up

equipment list – Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD on a Nikon D610
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