Sunday, June 30, 2019

Lazy Summer Birding Time

 As the hot summer days roll in my motivation for birding in the humid weather decreases. I like to get out early without much ambition and just pick any old spot to see what's around.
 There was a ton of these dragonflies around but I'll be darned if I could get one in focus. That's when the light bulb went off. Since I was in summer mode I decided to look for the macro-focus which I never use. After a few minutes of fumbling around I found it and it worked! I'll have to try that again some time within the next 5 years.
 Where there are insects there's bound to be some flycatchers like this Great-crested Flycatcher.
Hmm-I wonder what this Red-winged Blackbird is eating?
 It's kind of nice seeing a great Blue Heron out of the water and in a tree for a change. That's what summer birding is all about for me. No hurry, no goal, and an early finish to beat the heat.

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