RECENT CRITTER FINDINGS
It just turned seasons in the middle of these shots. The migratory birds are not coming on strong yet, so not a lot of bird population about.
A good shot of a Cooper’s Hawk. Rob spotted this one, or I never would have seen it, as it was obscured in branches and leaves and out about 50 yards.
This looks like a pretty scrawny Great Blue, and I got a so-so shot of it flying away. On Saturday I got a shot of another Great Blue in the mist. I really like the atmospheric effect.
The next is a Red-shafted Flicker–a year-around bird, and very common. However, I did like the effect of the sun on the red under-wing.
The last one of the winter plumage American Avocets–was encouraging, since they are migrating. A sign of birds to come, I hope. The resolution is poor, as they were moving very fast at about 80 yards. A few more weeks should show an increase in migratory birds.