Friday, December 9, 2011

Dining at the reserve 11-27-2011

Quiet lunch at the Reserve
This Northern Harrier shows up looking for his lunch.

The Harrier dipped down towards the feeding ducks. Maybe he just wanted some company in the air.
He is on the right hand side of the main body of birds and even with the dark grass line that you see at the middle of the page

Another quick pass by the harrier through the flock of ducks sent them in every direction. The harrier made some very quick course changes while the ducks were in the escape and evasion mode. I'll try to have better shots just as soon as I can up grade from this 70~200.

Along came A pair out looking for food

Armadillo looking for food.

These birds are laying low while all those hawks are around

You are in the landing pattern

The Geese relocating from the lake to the field for a midday feed.

Got Food

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Late Post from last month


Male Pileated being shy

Bathing th waxwings

Saturday, February 19, 2011

A fast trip to the Hagerman

Norther Harrier

Crested Caracara

Crested Caracara



Crested Caracara




Flushed


Kestrel





Red Shouldered Hawk (Thanks Erich)





Sunday, January 23, 2011

A short quick trip to th' Hagerman

As we drove up to the end of Egret Drive. Wife saw the splashdown so to speak of the Osprey. The Osprey was taking off from the waters surface as we grabbed the camera, stopped the car and stepped out for a better view. Bid O vectored around a swarm of gulls until there was only a couple still in the chase. The shots were a long way off. I cropped the pictures about 90%. There is only so much you can do with 200mm of glass.

The Osprey loaded with fish still maintains a safe distance to it's pursuers.

The Osprey flew into the trees to the West of the reserve for the snack.




Hair Do

In Crowd


Not just another sunset

The Beach Creature and the Heron

Neighborhood Watch