A Nice Variety Morning

It was a morning with a pleasing variety of birds, mostly found walking on the farm. Before sunrise a visit to the lake watching another bass fishing tournament blasting off from Kentucky Dam Marina. I remember the days when fishing was mostly a relaxing way to spend time. Leave it to man to make it a high speed, highly competetive contest….

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Today’s Flashback Photo “Hummingbird” nest building

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Slow Day

Misty rain kept me in most of the morning. The skies finally cleared mid-afternoon but I did not find much…

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Today’s Flashback Photo “Spotted Sandpiper”

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Observing And Appreciating

The first three pics were shot before sunrise at ISO 6400, shutter speed of 200 at F6.3 handheld. I was really surprised the photos came out usable. I found myself then and later in the day just wanting to observe. Appreciating the sweeping dives of the terns. The rolling fox kits in the grass like puppies playing. So thankful that I have been granted the time to see nature’s wonders …

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Today’s Flashback Photo “Common Yellowthroat”

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A Good Feeding Spot

Finding a good feeding spot makes for an entertaining time. Finding one yesterday made for a joyful morning. For me flying stuff fascinates me, gets my juices flowing. I miss a lot, catch a few. Birds are not so different from us when it comes to a fishing hot spot. Working as a fishing guide years ago, when I would be on the fish it was not long until other boats would be lining up to follow. The same held true for the birds in this location. Watching as an eagle caught one and headed back to the nest to feed its young. I missed that one. Terns both caspian and forster’s making round after round along with the gulls. Great Egrets, heron, cormorants and a snowy egret. What a difference in size between these two similar species the Great Egret and Snowy. Black Crowned Night heron as well were all surrounding the spot hoping to catch a meal.

The hot spot created by heavy current as the discharge from the dam is strong, forcing so many baitfish in to the eddies in this pocket downstream. A nice change, a challenge to capture the action. Gotta love it when it happens…

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Today’s Flashback Photo “Fire Pink”

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Monday Afternoon Sightings

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Today’s Flashback Photo “Killdeer” chick

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