MLK King day started off cold and windy. Hit Riverlands early. As I turned off 367 I looked at Teal Pond– a few Canada Geese, some diver ducks and gulls…. not much happening.
Heron Pond? What a contrast from Saturday where there were plenty of swans, geese and ducks, now there were maybe a dozen mallards….at best. Looked like Riverlands was going to be a bust. So back to Teal Pond. After 30 minutes of having strong wind blowing in the driver’s side, I decided to park facing Ellis Bay to get out of the wind. George stopped and we got a eagle fly over and I managed a few shots.
Decided that I might run up to Hideaway so started to leave– and saw a Jeep pulled over and big ol white lens sticking out the window on the Lincoln Shields side of 367. Knowing the area and where the lens was pointing I knew he had found the Kestrel. I went up and turned around. Easing slowly into place so I wouldn’t spook the Kestrel, I stopped and began to get a few shots. Birders began stopping and doing their thing and ended up spooking the Kestrel. I started to leave and saw….another Kestrel.
Got some keepers out of the day– from bust to boom
For some reason, the images are coming out much lighter on the blog than they are on our laptops and as they show in CS6
Any ideas why?