They have a unique appearance and aren’t overly skittish. Most of all, I like the distinct song they sing.
This particular fellow was quite cooperative yesterday, sitting on a fence post just a few feet from the vehicle for quite some time. He seemed quite interested in singing to us as we sat there racking off the shutter clicks.
Despite the lack of blog entries recently, I’m still alive and well.
I’ve been knee deep in getting my cabin fired up for the summer and this year has been a particularly busy time with several renovations going on. I’m just about done with that business.
While in Red Feather Lakes, I usually take a spin around the surrounding mountains and lakes to look for wildlife in the mornings at sunrise. I normally come up with something too.
Take this Osprey for example. Found this bird and a bald eagle hunting Lake Letitia in Red Feathers. The Osprey was far more cooperative, performing its hunting acrobatics just 50 yards from me in good light along the lake shore.
I’ll be spending more time in Red Feathers as the summer progresses and you’ll be seeing more photographs from that area as well. Moose season is beginning and I’ve got two group photo tours going this summer for my Facebook Group, North American Nature, Wildlife and Landscape Photographers Association. Give us a visit.
With Spring waiting to spring here in the Denver area, migratory birds are beginning to make their way in to the suburban lakes.
One of my favorite locations is a large lake about 5 mile to my north. In the middle of the lake is an island. On that island, cormorants, blue heron, ducks, geese, American avocets and numerous other species gather for the summer.
Today, I broke out the Nikon D800, which is still a fine camera by the way, with a Nikkor 200-500mm VR.
So long as the weather allows, I’ll be out there often to keep track of the progress of Spring mating for these critters.