I really need to send out a quick post.I spent about 4 hours at the Pembina Valley,south-west of Morden,taking part in the annual spring Hawkwatch.
Today was an amazing day.I have never seen so many Raptors in the sky at once.
Here is a Turkey Vulture,soaring overhead.
This picture was taken with my long lens,at 200mm.
I know that I could not get all the birds on one picture.
We had many times with kettles of hawks like this in the sky.
The sight was amazing,and thrilling.
Another shot of the Turkey Vulture.The sky was overcast,so lighting was not the best.
This was a lucky shot.
A Red-tailed Hawk and an immature Bald Eagle together.
Over the years I have spent many hours at this site,but never have I witnessed a spectacle like today.
The seasoned counter who also has done this for many years was beyond delighted.The total count for today was 2925 birds.
As I watch the birds soar through the sky,sometimes in lazy circles and at other times moving ahead with only a few wing beats now and then,the following quote comes to mind.
Nature does not hurry,yet everything is accomplished.