Saturday, January 14, 2017

Northern Harrier

Got out this am for a little birding and got some nice shots of a female Northern Harrier flying while is scoured the field for a mouse which eventually got.  I've always enjoyed watching these hawks hunt. 

 




Monday, January 2, 2017

Fun in the Sun 2016

Getting outside in the warm sun is always special this time of year.  With my entire family we spent some great times in the sun having fun.  Here are some of the bird pictures that I was able to capture while getting out in the sun on a number of fun adventures.

 
 Snowy Egret

 Osprey drying in the sun

 Great Horned Owl



 White Ibis aka Chokoloskee Chicken


Tricolored Heron on the prowl

 Woodstork



 Little Blue Heron with a snack

Reddish Egret nabbing a fish

Monday, December 12, 2016

Walkabout

This past weekend I was able to get out for two nice walks, one was on the bonus snow day.  On the snowy day it was great to get out and see a bunch of animal tracks and sign.  Been too long since I've done any tracking. Looking forward to the next time there is some fresh new snow.

 
A little chickadee

 The field taking ownership of some farm equipment. 


 Peek a boo

 Junco looking for some food.


 Some random sights on my outing.  






Monday, November 21, 2016

Split Personality Weekend

Saturday was sunny and 73 while Sunday was right around 30 with big winds, snow and rain.  On Saturday we chased landlocked Salmon to no avail.  We saw a handful, but couldn't get any takers.  Sunday found us on the edge of a cold front driving hard wind and a mixture of rain, sleet and snow.  We fished hard but the fishes were not interested in anything that we were throwing.  At least I got a couple of good pictures and good times on the water. 


Fishing in the driving snow
 

A healthy salmon moving across the river

Monday, November 14, 2016

Gratitude

This past weekend I had the chance to meet up with some friends and swing some water for finned citizens.  The fishing was slow but the photography and company was good. One of the benefits of lugging a camera around is to attempt to capture some of the beautiful images that one sees stream side.   Even when the fishing is slow , great company and a picture or two make the trip special. 
 Smooth acceleration

 Focused on the dangle

 Launching


Sunday, November 6, 2016

Recents

Life has been busy so I haven't gotten around to posting anything of late.  So here are some pics form recent outings. 








Wednesday, October 19, 2016

A Little Help from my Friends

This past weekend I had the opportunity to join a friend and a bunch of his friends in a little fishing and some eating of some great steak.  The fishing was challenging in the low water but fun was had.