Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Brookville Eagles

Missed the action flights but got a couple glimpses of the baby eaglets..we think there are two.

 dad on lookout
 Mom on the nest...babies are only about 2 weeks old.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Birds in SW Ohio

Redwinged black birds, robin, towhee and yellow-bellied sap sucker.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

The Great Blue Heron Rookery!

Great blue herons and the black birds are Double-crested  cormorants.

The nests are .2 of a mile from where i was standing...need to walk around the park to get closer to these guys. Only had the Coolpix610 so flying bird photos are blurry...but the light was great, the sounds magical...red winged blackbirds singing and kvetching.

 Double Crested Cormorants
 Fly softly and carry a big stick. Adding on to the nest.
 Flying around constantly doing home repair all evening.
 bad quality photo, cropped a lot, but the bird lands on tiny limb. Anti gravity birds!
 Couple standing on a nest
 The golden hour descends
Awkward bird about to land with a stick. Just got in from avian home depot.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Great Blue Herons Rookery

These guys know how to build FAR AWAY from we humanoids ;-) 300mm lens not strong enough...the Coolpix 610 wasnt close enough...had to use the digital zoom so quality not the best. Still exciting to see so many nesting...they look comical as if the nests are not big enough.