More from our puffin expedition… An eider and a cormorant. I’m especially pleased with the cormorant photo.
Also from yesterday’s boat trip…
We went with Patsy’s parents on a puffin watch today near Pemaquid Maine. It was pretty great, and we saw a bunch of puffins (though not as close-up as we would’ve most liked.) It is NOT easy using a long tele lens on a boat with moving birds as subjects, let me tell you!
Still going through the photos, but here’s a couple that turned out ok.
Here’s a tougher one (for us americans at least, since these are European birds…) – We saw these birds (storks?) all over Segovia, Spain on our trip last March. What are they?
Patsy saw this hawk in Teele Square the other day, and today on my way home from the supermarket I saw it again – this time I went to get my camera. It is pretty big, and although this was shot near sunset, the hawk itself is pretty much grey/white – not the brown/red I’d expect from a redtail hawk. Is it a redtail? Something else?
We spent the weekend in Houston visiting Patsy’s folks, and today they took us to a state park with tons of wildlife. We were hoping to see alligators (which is part of why I have ‘never smile at a crocodile’ stuck in my head (is there anything that rhymes with alligator?)) and we finally found one right at the end of the trail – but we saw TONS of egrets and herons and ibis (not to mention other photographers) and various smaller less interesting birds.