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A Birdwalk

22 Apr

It’s been a rough month on the farm, so when my mom asked if I wanted to go bird hunting, I was certainly ready.  I had to yell for her to stop the car before we got very far down the road.

Canada goose on haystack

Silly goose.  I don’t know how she thinks she’s going to get her goslings out of that nest.  It will be a doozy of a first step.

Canada goose on haystack

Canada goose on haystack

Finally, we got to our destination, Hendrickson Marsh.

Hendrickson's Marsh

Someone had told Mom about the eagle’s nest.

eagle's nest

Sure enough.  There’s someone home.  I did see her tending eggs or babies, but, of course, I didn’t get very close at all.

eagle's nest

There’s plenty of other birds to shoot, and I obviously need some practice with my new camera.

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grebe

grebe

grebe taking flight

grebe taking flight

grebe

grebes flying

red-winged blackbird

Hendrickson's Marsh

I think it’s too smart for my good.  I guess I’ll just have to keep practicing with it.

Sharing with Wild Bird Wednesday and Wordless Wednesday at Create With Joy.