When I checked my files, I found several photos that I had collected but not used. Now is a good time to show the odds and ends (after the page break.)
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The beautiful bird in the title photo was hunting a field from a power line. I took a few extra shots and captured the nictitating membrane.
Or a Mourning Dove blinks.
In the field below the hawk I spotted bright yellow flashes in the tan stubble of harvested crops. After looking at the photos, I realized there two Eastern Meadowlarks were grazing below the Hawk.
I’ve seen other birds that gave me a chance for a photo.
There were also shots taken around lakes I’d visited.
My latest trip to Grenada waste water lagoons held the surprise of Bald Eagle hunting the ducks in the ponds. After speaking with the facility manager, he pointed out the active nest. A female was sitting in the nest while we watched from the office window. The male flew up and landed next to the nest. The following shot is the best of three I took of the proud parent.
We all have odds and ends in our files. This would be good time to share those.