So, as I understand it from the countless millions of people talking about it, I guess there was some big game on Sunday? Something to do with a ball and a bunch of men running around? Maybe someone can explain the appeal to me, because I really don’t get it, and know nothing about football. I hear the commercials were pretty terrible, too, including the Budweiser one.
For me, I spent part of Sunday watching the Walking Dead marathon on AMC and while I wasn’t home working on projects while watching TV, I was out taking photos, and I was quite happy doing so.
Above, a gull. Don’t ask me what kind. I have no idea. About the only thing I know about gulls is that the term “sea gull” is not really a term. There is no such bird as a sea gull. It’s just a catch all phrase that encompasses the hundreds of varieties of gulls you might see near a sea (see?!)
Below, a ring neck pheasant. Not to be confused with a ring neck gull or a ring beak gull….
Below, and yep! Another coyote!! Woot to photographing things that don’t have feathers…
Although, I won’t complain when that feathered thing is a beautiful Bald Eagle! Hoorah!
Above, another American Kestrel. Not the best photo, but this is a small bird (like the size of a cockatoo) and it was far away. Pretty though. I hope to get better photos of Kestrels later in the year when there are more of them around (more chances!)
Below, and speaking of needing to get better photos…. this was sooo cool! I get super duper excited when I see new species that I have not photographed before. This is a harrier hawk, and she was very very very far away. The only reason I got this quasi decent photo of her is because this bird was huge — ie… bigger than the Bald Eagle. This was an amazing bird, gliding and stopping mid-air over the field, diving down to get prey and coming back up. I watched her for several long minutes. This was about the best shot I got.
Must go back and attempt better photos. I know the spot where this bird lives. I’ve seen her at least 3 times, but this is the first time I managed a photo.
Have a great day and enjoy!