Sunday, October 07, 2007

Friday Birdwatching

I took a vacation day on Friday and we made our normal route looking for birds -- now that migration is starting. Right off, we saw a Crested Caracara on a telephone pole. I took several pictures, but none came out well. We went on down Woods Road (our favorite bird haunt), and saw several Egrets, small Herons and Ibises. We also saw a couple of smaller hawks that I was unable to photograph. One, we are pretty certain, was a Cooper's Hawk.

On the pass back, we saw the same Caracara -- on a pole a bit South of where we had "spooked" him before. He's pretty tolerant -- but you can see by the photo to the left that he wasn't too happy being watched.

It wasn't long before he decided to fly -- I did a quick point and shoot (and pray!). I'm amazed (and thrilled) at the results.


american woman said...

You should be thrilled, that inflight pic is awesome!! Both are great.

Stormy said...

Thanks AW!

Lee said...

Good to have you back, Stormy...and your wonderful both this and the previous post. :)

Stormy said...

Hi Lee -

Good to have something good to take pictures of! ;-)