We enjoyed a terrific birding day the other day. We’re happy if we see one bird of prey in a day. On this day we saw five, and three different species. Best of all some of them allowed us to get incredibly close. Birds were out everywhere and with no leaves on the trees during winter, they were easy to spot.
We didn’t have to look for this Osprey. It flew up and landed nearby us! It stayed a long time as if to say, “Yes, you may photograph me and enjoy my magnificence.”
Great Blue Heron
American Goldfinch (Female)
From a distance, I was certain this was a bird. It was shaped like a bird, but it seemed curiously fuzzy. Anxious to investigate, I sneaked up to it, careful not to spook the animal. A good zoom in and I discovered a new species. The Eastern…stickbird.
This Red-Shouldered Hawk let us come really, really, really close.