Happy Monday. On Sunday Jeanne and I went down to the River Walk and took a stroll on the walkway. I cannot ever remember seeing more junk and debris in the water than we did yesterday. Tree limbs everywhere, and huge chunks of floating land going down the river. If I had a boat I would not want to take it out on the river under these kind of conditions.
We didn’t see this little guy at the river. On the way I stopped to wash my car and when we pulled out of the stall he was sitting right next to my window on one of the steel posts. I shot a couple of shots through the window glass just to make sure I got an image of him and then rolled down the window. He was quite content to let me shoot away. It looks like he has some type of seed in his bill.
First we went to the lock and dam to see what was going on. There were still some pelicans swimming around in small groups but nothing like last weekend. The river is so high and the water is so dirty it is hard to make a pleasing shot of any wildlife in that muddy water. So we went to the River Walk and the first thing I saw was this guy down by all the junk by the shore. I believe he is a Brewer’s Blackbird. Pretty common around our area but I like their piercing eyes.
I’ve tried to capture a decent image of a Blue Heron all this year and just haven’t had any luck. They seem to be way more skittish this year then they have been in the past. I drove very slowly and took what seemed like a very stealthy approach but as soon as I stuck the lens out the window he took off.
I was able to get this shot because I parked behind a building and then just peeked around the corner. He didn’t see me until I had fired off several frames. It was like he said, alright you got me, take all the pictures you want because he never moved the entire time I was taking images. 🙂
I have rarely gone to the River Walk without coming back with some fun images. Yesterday was no exception. I shot over 200 images so I have a few things to show you as the week unfolds.
All images were shot with: Nikon D4 | Nikon AF-S 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 G VR lens | ISO 400 1/1250 sec @f5.6
I had two different individuals ask me to shoot family images for them for hire. 🙂 Also one wedding, which I’m still thinking about. Fun stuff for sure. Well that’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Enjoy your day and be careful.