Cattle Egret, Bulbucus ibis

Sunday, February 3, 2008

New Day

I'm up, not bright eyed and bushy tailed, just awake. It's down to 50f here, little cooler than along the coast. It's supposed to be partly cloudy, just have to wait and see. I'd like some decent light so I can mount the TC lens on the FZ30 and give it a good run. It gives me 775 mm of reach, but needs good light for good focus, my old eyes do too. I've been chasing a pair of Kestrels around, one of these days I'll get lucky with that long lens. Even with I/S in the camera the rig needs to sit on a tripod for best results, and Kestrels don't usually give you any set up time.
The Robins had about cleaned up all the Yaupon berries several days ago, and have moved on. Lots of Chipping Sparrows around the yard, some Cardinals, not much else.
Much of the fresh water around here is man made, old borrow pits left from when I-95 was being built. They have steep sides, not much shallow area for wading birds and puddle ducks, and not much vegetation, which makes them about useless for my purposes. I don't wade the swamp these days, old legs can't be trusted. I miss that part of my life, a lot.

1 comment:

threecollie said...

You photos are spectacular! This is my first visit, but I will certainly return. Thanks...

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