Friday, February 1, 2008

my morning at Carlos

As promised, I headed out to Carlos Avery this morning. I had hoped for some sun, but arriving at sunrise, about 7:30 a.m., all was under a dense cloud cover.

The first sign of life was a group of 5 deer -- this is one.

My bird list included a couple of pheasants, a few crows, and several Rough-legged Hawks. Unfortunately, they were all at quite a distance. The above is a full-frame shot with a 300mm lens.

An eagle nest that has been empty for a number of years -- is it possible a new pair could take it over this year?

more reminders of winter

Just as I was leaving the refuge the sun started to break through the clouds. I'll be posting a few pictures of hawks I was able to get on my way out.