Birds, birds and more birds

Saturday was quite the day for bird sightings while out on my morning walk with the dog.  I haven’t had a chance to do much editing, but since I also haven’t been terribly consistent with posting, I thought I should do a quick post showing a sample of the birds I saw on the weekend, and hopefully I will have a chance to highlight each sighting later in the week.

I'm having some real difficulty with my bird identification, but I think this is a juvenile bald eagle, based on the beak and the size.

I’m having some real difficulty with my bird identification, but I think this is a juvenile bald eagle, based on the beak and the size.

I'm not sure what type of sandpiper these are.  They were in a small pond next to the dike - these were a first for me :)  Not a stunning photo, but just great to see something new.

I’m not sure what type of sandpiper these are. They were in a small pond next to the dike – these were a first for me 🙂 Not a stunning photo, but just great to see something new.

The female was in hot pursuit of the male, and as soon as she got too close, he would fly a little way further down the shore.

The female heron was in hot pursuit of the male, and as soon as she got too close, he would fly a little way further down the shore.

I have been hoping that one day I would be able to get a decent photo of a flicker, and Saturday was my day.  More to follow!

I have been hoping that one day I would be able to get a decent photo of a flicker, and Saturday was my day. More to follow!

So, I had a post called Slow; where I called myself out for not taking my camera with me.  This time, I put it away moments too soon.  After the juvenile eagle, an osprey that I didn't manage to photograph, the flickers and the sandpipers, I thought my photographing was done for the day, and put my camera away, as I was only a couple minutes from the parking lot.  And of course, a pair of adult bald eagles took off from the trees and headed straight towards me. :(  This is the best I could capture... note to self, don't put away the camera until you're in the car!

So, I had a post called Slow; where I called myself out for not taking my camera with me. This time, I put it away moments too soon. After the juvenile eagle, an osprey that I didn’t manage to photograph, the flickers and the sandpipers, I thought my photographing was done for the day, and put my camera away, as I was only a couple minutes from the parking lot. And of course, a pair of adult bald eagles took off from the trees and headed straight towards me. 😦 This is the best I could capture… note to self, don’t put away the camera until you’re in the car!

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