On May 16 a group of friends got together for a day of birding.We were led by Al Schritt,who is an expert birder.Also with us was Luc Blanchette,another bird expert.Both these guys can identify birds quickly and often just by sound. This year I was not abe to be with the group for the whole day,but even part of the day was a fun experience.
Here we are at the local lagoons,looking for water and shore birds.
This pair of Eared Grebes gave us a wonderful show.Part of their mating ritual is the water dance,which they are performing here.
When the dance is over they settle down into the water and swim along side by side.
A Yellow-rumped Warbler perched near-by in the shrubs.He almost blends in with the leaves.
Canada Geese were everywhere.
This Song Sparrow was sitting much too far away for a really good shot,but I tried anyway.
Steve cropped it in this way and now I will get a canvas print of this one. So sometimes,what at first looks like a ho-hum shot ends up being much better than that.
God's miracles are to be found in nature itself; the wind and waves, the wood that becomes a tree - all of these are explained biologically, but behind them is the hand of God.
Author: Ronald Reagan