I was leaving campus today when I saw/felt this presence peering at me from the treeline. Funny, I don't think of myself as a small bird...
Meet the sharp-shinned hawk, and be afraid, be very afraid!
These pictures were shot at the extreme limits of my lens. I will gladly accept donations if anyone wants me to have greater telephoto capability :-)
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, we have this visitor:
In Ohio, this is the season when the red-winged blackbirds return!
Red-winged blackbird and cardinal.
Personal space moment.
Singing for joy in the fen!
And then there is the local color:
Finally, there is this lovely reminder that somewhere out there is a bird lover named Jayne.
Thinking of you, my friend.