I have 5 images for you today and not one of them is of an eagle. 🙂
This image of a blue heron was taken on Saturday at the 16th Street Basin. I was able to get pretty close to this guy before he decided to fly away. Normally herons are pretty skittish but for some reason he didn’t seem to mind me until I crossed that magic line and then he was gone.
There was a lot of activity at the Bee Branch Canal and these geese added to the population. My friend Andreas is always talking about capturing the gesture that a creature makes and so I like to show you this image of the male goose asserting his manhood and saying “here I am baby.” 🙂
These little gulls are pretty adept at catching fish. Their only problem is hanging on to the fish long enough to get a meal out of it. Like I showed in the blog yesterday it didn’t take long for a big eagle to swoop down and grab this fish from the frightened gull trying to get out of the way of the eagle.
On the banks of the canal these common black birds were hunting for food as well. We see them all the time and really don’t pay much attention to them but they are a wonderful bird none the less.
My friend Andreas has been watching an owl at the Mud Lake Park for a few years and has documented several off spring of the owl. I have never been able to get a glimpse of it let alone a photograph. So Sunday I had my lucky day and caught this image of the owl keeping watch over the area while she sits on her egg. Exciting.
That’s it for today. Thank you as always for following my blog. Enjoy your day and be careful.
I’m happy for you that you finally got a glimpse of the Great Horned Owl. Because of the nest’s position it is not easy to see much of the bird most of the time.
Thank you Andreas. Thanks for telling me how to approach the tree. It was nice to finally see the owl that you have been following all these years.
Such lovely photos!
Thank you so much Anna. You are very kind.
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