There is nothing halfway about Ospreys.
Working on the photo album for this season, so many more amazing images to come soon! 😉
I had the nicest surprise yesterday morning.
And all I needed to do, was look UP!
I’d seen Red-Tails there at Pilgrim Congregational Church earlier in the summer, so it’s a habit to always check the spot when I drive through Port.
The sun was warm; its early morning rays providing the perfect backlighting for the pair.
Red-Taileds see everything.
While one of them was busy scanning the environment, looking this way…
For because of them, my Labor Day celebrations had already begun!! 😉
I’ve always thought that my favorite images of Snowy Egrets were when they were captured in sunshine and a full palette of colors.
Just to see what might happen.
If it’s even possible…
Seeing them in such a “bare bones” contrast of light and shadow has moved me in a whole new way.
Thanks to my friend…
It was a warm June morning and I was out early at Red River Creek.
In search of baby Black Ducks.
Passing by our familiar childhood herring run, something caught my eye.
Best of all, the angle of the morning sun seemed to be in my favor, giving me a bit of time to watch undetected.
Oh yes, a much better spot to look for something moving in the shallow water below!
And through my lens I could see tiny white feathers, freshly pulled, being released from the Snowy’s bill….
Doing what Snowies probably do every morning – taking a bath, getting ready for some breakfast.
Yet this morning, this Snowy gave me such a gift.
One I’ll never forget.
Leaving those soft, glorious feathers right where they belong.
And with the birds. ❤
Related post, Hats and Horses blog, “For the Birds”
These young crows seemed as excited as I was this morning, waiting for the sun to rise.
Jockeying for position, each youngster was looking for the very best seat.
You might even say, it gave us all something to crow about!