A couple of weeks ago I spent a morning out and around our local Cowan Lake. I drove to some old haunts and walked some old trails, all of which I grew up walking so many years ago. As a young boy, I was probably heading out to go fishing, going to a friends house, or just aimlessly wondering around. This particular morning, I was on somewhat of a mission. To capture with my camera some beautiful birds and wildlife, and thankfully I managed to complete that mission.
In the slideshow above there are a variety of birds: Downy Woodpeckers, Red Tailed Hawk, Lake Gull, Eastern Towhee, Canada Geese, and even a one legged Starling (or at least a Starling deciding to only use one of his legs at the time).
Not only is there a variety of species, there is a variety of color and design in the birds photographed. Yet they were all photographed along the very same half mile trail. A very profitable little walk for the local wildlife photographer indeed. I was hoping to photo some of my favorite wading birds: the Great Blue Heron and the Great White Egret, but they remained just out of reach of my lens. I did manage to sneak up on a pair of Wood Ducks. I saw them, got a couple of photographs, and really enjoyed seeing a rare sight like them, but the photographs were just not good enough in quality to post.
Weather permitting I’m hoping to get out early this weekend and once again attempt to photo a Heron and Egret, and as always, I’m on the lookout for an Osprey and a Bald Eagle. In the meantime I’m enjoying the above slideshow, and I truly hope you do as well. Be sure to drop me a comment or send an email to let me know your thoughts on the pictures.
Until next time, from my camera to your view, “Enjoy Our Wonderful World!”