This morning was the first of many future visits to Harns Marsh, a plot of protected land less than 5 miles from my house! What a glorious morning it was - the air was just cool enough to start out wearing a jacket, birds were calling and crying, and the sun was glowing brightly on beautiful, blooming flowers. What more could a girl with a camera want??
Another photographer there told me this was the worst day he had even been there - worst as far as photographing birds is concerned. Well, then, I have a great deal to look forward to! I was thrilled with my photos and the birds I saw, some of which I must look up the names of! I'll post my favorites and you can come to your own conclusion.
I can't wait to take my dear friend there with his camera when he returns. It's such a lovely, peaceful place!
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|Woodstork in the sky, ducks skimming the water.|
|Woodstorks in flight - even at their size, the eagle can scare them up.|
Are you impressed yet? I can't believe it - there are more!
|Darn, I missed a photo-op because I didn't wear my flowing white dress!|
|A fleeting few seconds of far-off flight, a glimpse of pink, and I got it! A roseate spoonbill!|
|This is where I was standing - the roseate was all the way back to the trees, on the left. |
I was only using a 70-300 lens. Miracles do happen!
|Dragonfly season is one of the benefits of humidity.|
I'm sure that's enough for all of you for now! I chose my favorites out of the 300 I kept. I hope you enjoyed them!