a whole lot of feathers
Today somehow seemed to be all about birds….First there were these birds I thought might be gulls, but they didn’t look quite right. I’m going with Whimbrel, though they might possibly be Curlews. Not even going to try to guess at this other than it’s bound to be a sparrow….Not sure why, but it looked like I was being given the ‘stink eye’…Then I managed to catch this Great Blue Heron out in the Restored Marshland. This was a first, catching any bird out there at all… much less a GBH. Could it be timing, or perhaps the restoration is finally working at bringing in some birds.Still some Egrets hanging out in what remains of the flooded fields.This Egret looked a bit grumpy.Last, but certainly not least… more shots of the Bald Eagle. My timing was perfect for catching such great lighting to make that white head shine.I stuck around for awhile again, hoping the female might show up. But left when I lost that wonderful light.What’s he looking at?I usually try to take a shot of the nest because I can’t get a good look until I download to the big screen. Is it my imagination, or is there a brown shape with a brown head hiding behind the branch a wee bit to the left of center? The young ones don’t get the white head until they’re about four to five years old. I’ve been scouring the interwebs and it seems likely my batch could be approaching the fledgling stage.
I’m adding this a bit late, but here’s a link to some great shots of an eagle fledgling to give you an idea of what you’re looking for in the above image: click HERE to take a look. Be sure to check out the slideshow at this site. This fledgling is a whole lot bigger than I would have expected.