The Best Was Last
Following a day of work I was able to get out briefly to enjoy time in the outdoors. While my efforts did not amount to much as far as intensity was concerned, I did get my “outdoor fix” and was a better person for it.
For the most part my observations and photography were concentrated on the ordinary species doing ordinary things. That is not all bad…seeing something is better than seeing nothing. Following are the “ordinary” images:
Black-capped Chickadee (one with conjunctivitis):
Hybrid Goose With Canada Geese (nothing says “Action” like recording a domestic goose in flight!):
As I was about to end my wildlife observation pursuits for the day, I noticed a red-shouldered hawk at almost eye level. Not only was its position good, but it remained in place as I moved around for a better composition. I shot plenty of photos of this impressive hawk, and then I noticed what I presume was its mate in a not-so-photogenic location. I photographed that bird too.
My hawk shooting efforts ended abruptly when a lady running her dog insisted on running under both hawks. Needless to say, the birds flew off and my much appreciated wildlife photo session ended unexpectedly. I am going to assume the woman did not realize or recognize the red-shouldered hawks as not common birds and I will assume her actions were unintentional.