Friday, April 17, 2009


We had not been out to the strip pits in while...I had a strong urge to go this evening and Roger was about as eager to get out there as I was.
We were not disappointed, though this owl is about the only thing I photographed.
I think the one above and below are probably my best so far...I think you will be happy if you click and enlarge them.
He didn't set there too long before he flew away. None of the ones I got him flying away are in focus, but you get a feel for him with this one.
He was the second owl we saw. Besides him, we saw pheasant. Half a dozen of them...two or three of which were females. I did get a head shot of one running away...they are so quick! I could not get a good capture of one no matter how I tried.

There were several pairs of geese out there, we saw herons flying over, and lots and lots of red-winged blackbirds, but I am kind of wondering. We did not see a single Northern Harrier...and the last time we were out there were only saw one or two.

The sky was beautiful, as you can see from the first picture. The sunset did not seem to last as long as usual though...but maybe that was cause I was so focused on seeing how many pheasants and owls I could spot.