Or should I have titled this,For The Bird Lovers?
I apologize to those who do not enjoy birds,but for the next little while I will likely be showing more birds than anything else.
A visit to a small local pond was successful as far as pictures are concerned.Here you see two male Common Golden-eye trying hard to impress a female.She seemed uninterested,but it made for good pictures.
This pair of Greater Scaup were oblivious to all the courting going on around them.They had likely already bonded for the season.
Back on my yard,I picked up the Canon SX50 and fired a couple of shots of this Crow,sitting on the neighbours tree.I am satisfied with the results. This is probably the best Crow picture I have ever gotten.
A male Hairy Woodpecker was eyeing the suet,but didn't like my presence.With the Canon SX 50 in hand,I got a nice shot of him. Unfortunately the branches are casting some shadows on him.
I have spent several days at the Pembina Valley,taking part in the Hawkwatch.This is the most common bird we see,a Red-tailed Hawk,but seeing it like this,its wings highlighted by the sun,is always a thrill.
Slowly more migrants are showing up on my yard,so I keep my cameras ready.
Thought for Today:
No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.