What I think is a juvenile American Bittern has been a difficult bird to capture, all summer long. I waited it out and finally photographed him waiting for small fish, or a frog, to wander close enough to be snatched up. It was a difficult shot – up-sun, with colours, glare, and a fence between us. I decided to take the shot, might get nothing better.
A large flock of Sandhill Cranes visited a field near my workplace. Friends generously alerted me to their presence and I fortunately captured a few in this image.
I got a good peek at an American Goldfinch visiting the nyger feeder.
When a thunderstorm approached recently, a number of Turkey Vultures took advantage of the gusty winds, soaring, wheeling, and skating across the sky. I derived a good deal of pleasure watching them.
If a Turkey Vulture can feel something like the human emotion of pleasure, each one must have felt it.
Large as they are, Turkey Vultures become insignificant motes when set against the background of All Things.
This Red-winged Blackbird closely watched me to ensure I did not approach too closely.
As its mate and a young one graze, a Canada goose stretches a wing.