I don’t know what’s going on with me and birds, but this is the third day in a row that I have posted some type of non domestic bird. Tomorrow I’ll doing something different.
Yesterday Jeanne left for her Mother’s home in Ames and Mark (who’s home for a visit) had plans so I took my camera and my 500 mm lens and drove to the place, where for the last three years, I have photographed Eagles feeding on discarded animal carcasses. I know, just the sound of that is disgusting but hey, they are Eagles and they are a beautiful creature to look at and photograph. I said I wasn’t going to shoot those images anymore but it is that time of year (for me anyway) where I have trouble finding interesting things to shoot.
So I drove the 35 miles to the feeding spot and there were no eagles in sight. I waited around for a little while just to be sure but they were not there this day. What to do? I had the big lens, which is great for wildlife but not so good for landscapes. I took a drive through the country and ended up putting on about 130 miles.
I was about to give up when I came up over a small hill and saw this guy sitting in this tree. I slowed down, figuring he would fly as soon as I stopped. He didn’t, so I put on my emergency flashers (there was no shoulder to park on) set up the camera and fired away. He never moved other than he would occasionally look around. Other than that, he would keep this pose with his eyes fixed solidly on me. I got about 20 shots and then moved on before someone ran into me. 🙂
So I’ll take a shot like this any day of the week. You can click on the image to make it larger.
Hope you enjoy your weekend. Thanks for stopping by and be careful.