Permit me to share some exciting photos with you.
OK,they may not be all that special,but I was excited to get these shots,especially one,which I will point out later.
On Tuesday,August the 7,my sister Becky and I drove to Winnipeg. I wanted to see if I could find some more birds to photograph.I did indeed find some birds and came home quite happy with the days events.
Of course, no trip to the city for photography is complete without a visit to the English Gardens.
Here the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are beginning to feed in preparation for their journey south.
In this first shot the bird looks like an angel to me.Those wings have that angelic look.
I am quite pleased with how this picture turned out,yet I know I need to go back there soon. There are always more pictures which need to be captured.
In another part of the garden the American Goldfinches were feasting on the seeds of these flowers.
He was so busy eating that I could get fairly close.
In yet another area I found this Clearwing Moth.
He seemed very small to me,but pretty non the less.
My prize of the day came as we were approaching the city limits. I spotted a hawk on a pole and could not identify it.So I did what any photographer would do,I stopped,backed up,got out of the car and started shooting.
As I was slowly walking closer I began noticing some facial markings.
I was not sure about the ID of this bird until a professional birder confirmed that it is indeed a juvenile Peregrine Falcon.To say that I was excited about this is an understatement. This is my first picture of a Peregrine. The setting is not perfect and it is a young bird,so the markings are not very distinct,but I will take it.
Yes,I had seen a Peregrine before,but only in flight and I did try for a picture then,but all I got was a blurry blob in the sky.
It was my lucky day on Tuesday and I am still smiling about this.
I just had to share this with all my blogging friends.
Have a wonderful weekend and find beauty wherever you are.