This morning’s bird: Green Heron.
The male Cardinal is very shy. His mate will largely ignore me and remain at the feeder, content to let me shoot away. The male flies away as soon as he spots me. What’s interesting is that he’ll continue to watch me. I don’t know if he’s watching to see if I’m going to leave, or trying to figure out if I’m a threat. But I don’t think I’ve ever noticed a bird so carefully watch me watch it.
This morning’s other bird: Unidentified, but it sure is loud for such a small guy. I’ll try and look him or her up later.
I’ve discovered that the Cardinals visit the feeder early in the morning, before the sun gets very high. This one is very shy, but about the brightest. It watches me very closely. A few others will return to the feeder while I stand on the porch, but not this guy. But I finally have birds at my feeder.
This is not an Osprey. While I was shooting the moon, happened to spot this guy zooming by. Hawk? Wasn’t able to get a better shot. This is a 100% crop. He (she?) seemed to be as big as an Osprey, that is to say, slightly bigger than the hawks I’ve seen around here.
Bad Hair Day. Snowy Egret. Was shooting this guy when something caught my attention. I didn’t know what it was, just tried to pan, frame and shoot. Turned out to be the hawk.