A Break in the Clouds

The lack of posting here is a direct reflection of the weather (rain and more rain) and a relative lack of birds.  We finally made it out to Theler Wetlands Sunday, but there wasn’t much to be seen.  

Leslie spotted this small flock of Pine Siskins and I took a shot so I could positively identify them once I pulled them up on the computer.      


This immature Gold-Crowned Sparrow was a lot closer, but I’ll have to admit that I generally don’t bother to take pictures of LBJ’s (Little Brown Jobs) unless I’m desperate or haven’t seen one for quite a while.

I am more apt to take shots of Bald Eagles like these two, but I missed a better shot when one flew directly overhead before landing in these trees.

This shot had the potential of being the best shot of the day because the lighting was nearly perfect, but this Sharp-Shinned/Cooper hawk was unwilling to cooperate and turn so I could get a shot from the front. 

No matter, it felt so good getting out in the sunshine that it would have been a great day if we hadn’t seen a single bird.  I did get one shot I liked,  but you’ll have to wait until my next post to see the best shots of the day.

2 thoughts on “A Break in the Clouds”

  1. I’m so glad the weather improved and you could get out and see all this beauty. It’s been such a long time since we’ve seen bald eagles. What a beautiful sight. Love these photos. Looking forward to your next post.

  2. Oh, I entirely like the picture of the hawk, so expressive of his disdain for people coming to gawk, or so it seemed to me, and I loved his barred tail! Thanks for the smile . . . I needed one this gray and gloomy morning!

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