Greetings everyone! We are currently dealing with a family emergency that has resulted in some unplanned travel. Hoping for the best on that front (please keep Linda’s brother in your hearts and prayers for a speedy recovery). As a result there is some downtime while waiting for updates and taking care of all the dogs. Figured I would go ahead and crank out a post to help the time go by. Since the pictures have already been processes, let’s head back to Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve. Unlike the previous posts from that wonderful birding area, this particular bird did not result in a new check mark in the bird list. Although, they are slightly better than the shots taken at Yellowstone (link here)
From the collective set of Henderson shots so far, one would think this is a bird paradise – various waterfowl enjoying the peace and tranquility of a slow paddle on the calm pond waters. Well, except for the coyote shots – thinking that Shoveler could have used a little less peace and tranquility (link here). Whether the other birds realized it or not, there were predators patrolling the skies. Not sure what it is about these Northern Harriers, but they have a sixth sense to stay as far away as possible from my camera’s reach. Even with the Beast, it was difficult to really get a bead on these birds of prey. This set of shots was taken at the extent of the glass – thus the fuzzy results … I mean umm style. Maybe I’ll get lucky and some of the second day shots will come out better – sticking with the theme of first day shooting for now and these were the best out of the bunch.
Hit the jump to read more about these Raptors