mallard hens

this pair of mallard hens lifted from the lake and easily graced my vision as they flew past

American redstart

Bounce, bounce, zoom, zoom in the shadows – the American redstart didn’t stand still long for my camera. In more than an hour of standing still in my own set of shadows, I only saw a redstart out in the sun twice. As you can see, the photo I am sharing with you was taken in the shade.

bald eagle stare

I am being watched by this bald eagle as boats passed between us in the cove. The bird had been grooming when a small john boat passed close below its tree. The eagle looked down at the fisherman, then across at me and dismissed me as just part of the scenery. And went back to grooming.