But, I’ve still been shooting. Here are a few pictures from the last few months.
A fish kill a few months ago brought out the vultures to clean up. You usually see them up high. This time it was easy to catch them in flight.
A trip to Ollies Pond was really fruitful. I caught a juvenile Little Blue Heron in the rushes for a closeup. You can tell it from the Snowy Egrets by it’s green/yellow legs.
Great Blue Herons were nesting on the other side of the pond. The 200-500mm reached across for a shot I could crop to a useful size.
And one of them was flying back and forth looking for nesting materials.
Ollies suffered greatly from drought and it is in the process of recovery. A lot of marsh plants grew on the rich bottom when it was exposed. A bit of rain refilled the pond and they died off. This is leaving a lot of rotting material to enrich the bottom again but it’s a bit ugly now. Still good for the Moorhens who will help clean it up.
A pair of male Grackles were making blustering mating displays for the local ladies.
And a warbler was perched on a dead stalk looking quite dapper.
I also found an Eagle’s nest near a local church. I call this one ruffled feathers.
‘Til we meet again.