Friday, January 13, 2017

Bald Eagle

You can't get the picture, if you can't get the picture. This was brought home to me this afternoon. I see all the great images and realize if you do not have a camera at the ready many and usually the best shots are missed. I started carrying my camera with me all the time and today was a prime example of the pay off. I was returning from a trip to town when this beautiful bald eagle with a single crow flew low across the road and landed in a tree beside the road. I had my camera at the ready and got 4 shots before they flew off again. Eastern Middlesex County 2017-01-13

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The visitor

I am sitting at my desk and the resident flock of sparrow and dark-eyed juncos are at the feeders. There are cardinals and chickadees at the Safflower seeds and then they are all gone. Looking around I see this juv. Coopers hawk very well camouflaged sitting in a pine tree. I think my identification is correct thanks to the timely posting by Jon Ruddy on the difference in cooper and sharp shin tails, thanks Jon . My bird spend some time flying and roosting in the backyard, including fly to ground and going into a ornamental grass like I have seen the cats do looking for birds. Dorchester Ontario