This week I'll share the Osprey I spotted on Sunday afternoon.
When I saw it, all I was thinking was OMG OMG OMG, it's so big! It's so graceful! I hope the pictures come out! And with that, I think I officially became a birder. Now what? Help!
Here it is showing it's unusual flying behavior - more like a gull than a raptor. (got that from the brand new National Geographic Western Birds Guidebook.)
And saying goodbye :( It circled around us a few times - technically over the lake, but it really did go over us more than once. Giving me ample opportunities to snap away. I got some pretty good photographs, but I still need to work on in-flight birds. I just can't get that super crisp and properly exposed image.