Above: “What are you looking at?” This bald eagle spent a good hour on that branch, in a brisk wind, drying out after fishing. He spotted me, when I decided to take his photo. Had a bit of an insulted look…
At low tide, I returned to Winter Cove, determined to get some bird close-ups.
Through the bushes, I spotted this Great blue heron (Ardea herodias)...
Very slowly, I crawled through the bushes, on hands and knees(it was not a graceful maneuver). Close enough to get a clear shot through a long lens, but far enough to avoid disturbing him (or her).
There was a snack to catch, so he turned his attention to the work of getting some vittles.
And success. Bon appétit.
Here is the setting, Winter Cove.
A lovely afternoon, a sunny Friday.
There were lots of ducks, like this gorgeous male Barrow’s Goldeneye (Bucephala islandica).
And some went around with their girlfriends…
And back home, later in the afternoon, I refilled the bird feeders.
We have feeders for big birds, like this Pileated woodpecker (Hylatomus pileatus)…
And feeders for little birds.
Here is another shot of a little Rufous hummingbird male (Selasphorus rufus), in flight (camera shutter not fast enough!).
And to conclude, I offer you a flower: a Fawn Lily.