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Monday, March 27, 2017

Big Birds

The day was gray which does not result in pretty pictures when the world is still gray and brown, but at least I didn't get rained on.

The best sighting was two sandhill cranes. They give me a chance to get the camera on because quite often they call out as they take off.

sandhill cranes

I kind of like this long shot. Those big bodies look suspended under the wings as if using a parachute.

sandhill cranes

The great blue heron is usually silent. I was lucky to get the bird in the frame at all. It flew into a pine tree. I took a couple of pictures, but I can't even find it by enlarging the shots!

blue heron

I've taken lots better pictures of both these birds, but this blog isn't all about photography, it's about seizing the gift I am given.

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Secondary Roads said...

Witnessing such scenes is certainly a rich gift that we are given.

Last night I saw what certainly looked like a blue heron, but the neck was not folded as it flew by. I could see very slight bends where it would fold its neck, but that neck was mostly straight.

The Furry Gnome said...

We saw a small flock of Sandhills today as well, first of the season.

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