Rather than a theme or specific subject I decided to post a few random photographs from this mornings walk. We got off to a late start due to the ongoing damp/dull sky, and the more critical need of milk for the coffee. A quick supply run then a swamp visit.
First is a White Ibis that popped out of some swamp muck and walked along with me for a while. Either they panic and run or stroll with you. They tend to mumble to themselves too.
Next a Red-shouldered Hawk. One of many this morning. This swamp is a breeding area for them. They also don’t appear to be as territorial as I would have thought. They pair up yet seeing a few at the same time is common. This year especially.
A Yellow-rump Warbler flashing his ‘butter butt’. Once again there were flocks around the swamp edge. Today no clear shot though, which is more normal than the last few days.
Further along I found another Red-shoulder. This one was further off the trail. As usual facing way to allow the quick get away if needed.
As we were heading out the cold blooded critters were starting the daily warm up routine. Below one of the bigger locals and his turtle friend grabbing the best dry spot.
I did see plenty of small birds in the thickets. They didn’t make it easy for me today and I just can’t stand there and wait them out.
I’m still fumbling a little with the new OM System gear but it’s getting easier and I don’t miss as many opportunities. I have been using Canon 7D2’s since 2014 so now I have to ‘think’ again LOL.