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Birdies at Mud Lake

Let's meetup down at Mud Lake and photograph some of the many birds and other furry critters found there. Bring bird seed, water, and wear warm layers. Snowpants and proper Winter boots recommended, maybe even an extra pair of gloves. There are no bathrooms within walking distance so go before-hand, the closest one is at the Macdonalds on Carling.

I highly recommend bringing some binoculars.

We will meet at the end of the lake beside the hockey rink, which is right on Cassels Street. There is a small parking area, with more parking along Cassels. Driving West along Carling, turn right onto Britannia Road, go to the very end, turn right, drive down Cassels until the hockey rink and park there (The East end of the ridge). From there we will check some of the hot spots. I may end up walking around the entire lake, which is about 3 hours with stops for photography.

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  • Fauzya M.

    it was great! f

    1 · January 20, 2014

  • Joshua M.

    It was a bit chilly out in the open, but we had many good photo-ops with the Mallards, Chickadees, Squirrels, and pretty snowy forest. I'm not sure what happened to half the group, they went ahead while we stopped to photograph a very cooperative Gray Squirrel in the snow, and we never saw that group again, I hope they made it out safely, as it's easy to get lost at Mud Lake if it's the first time being there. I do know from their trail that they took a different route than I was taking.

    1 · January 19, 2014

  • Arlene

    Great walk. Thanks for the photo tips all!

    1 · January 19, 2014

  • Robert A.

    Thank you Joshua. Your comment is exactly why this type of group is great. I will use my kit lens [masked]) for this meet up. I will be in my cameo.

    1 · January 17, 2014

  • Robert A.

    been there alone a couple of times. Love the shots from the bridge. I may even consider renting a 500 to 600 mm for the day. Looking at over[masked] to buy I will rent before I buy. I have Nikon D3200. Now I need to learn about Nikon formats and lens compatibility.

    January 17, 2014

    • Joshua M.

      That 600mm lens will not really be of much use for this kind of photography, we will be moving around a lot and able to get close enough to our subjects without the need for such a monster lens. A[masked]mm or even an[masked] is ideal. It would be very good having that 600 mm lens if you were to sit in one place for a long time, or out shooting the ducks at the open part of the river.

      January 17, 2014

  • George k.

    This is a great session. Will get my long lens out. However, wish I had something bigger than a 200mm + 2x zoom.

    January 17, 2014

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