Some more images from my photo excursion on Monday. I’m not a huge fan of the river. I prefer a large lake to river but you take what you get. I have to admit I usually find something of interest to photograph when I visit the river.
When I first saw this chaos I wasn’t sure what type of bird it was. I see birds “frolicking” all the time in the bird bath at home. In fact they do it so much on hot days I have to fill the bird bath several times a day. 🙂
You can click on the image to see a larger more detailed version of the image.
I ripped off several dozen images of this bird and then in post processing I discovered it was a common red-winged black bird. They are the local bullies of the bird species. They are totally fearless and will defend their territory to the death. I have seen them take on geese, hawks, and bikers. They have attacked me when I was out riding my bike actually pecking at my helmet. I all most had a wreck several times until I came to realize what was happening and started anticipating the attack. 🙂
While I was sitting by the water’s edge just enjoying the peace and tranquility of the moment this guy walks (actually stalks) by looking for his dinner. I never saw him actually get a fish because he had his back to me but his gestures indicated that he was successful a couple of times.
That’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Enjoy your day and be careful.