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.



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.

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