Started off with a couple of Golden Hour shots this morning, the river and boat landing lagoon at Magnolia were like glass.
The usual crowd…
Some new visitors too.
I saw an eagle flying away when I approached the lagoon, but haven’t seen one since. So, on to the tower.
The Tower: I calculated it is about 43 feet tall. 3 stories, yes, but 17 steps per story instead of the standard 13. So, 51 ten inch risers, plus a 12 inch riser at the bottom and top makes it 42.5 feet. Beautiful from up there this morning, and plenty to see. Lots of white birds and a few other favorites.
Did you know spell check wants to give you “ungainliness” instead of Gallinules? lol Maybe not so far off.
The best shots I have to date of the Harrier. Not great, not even really good, but proof one exists out there.
And then, coming from my left, bursting out from behind the trees, a juvenile Bald Eagle. I was fiddling with my camera, and almost missed it.
Time for a walk down to Perry’s Field.
Preening, and looking beautiful as always, Little Blue Heron.
A long walk back to the truck, and on the way out…Red Shouldered Hawk, juvenile. Guenter and I stalked the same bird, from opposite directions. lol
Junior could maybe find a bigger branch on which to perch.
That’s a good day! And it’s not over yet.