Saturday, March 5, 2016

Big Bird Obliges

And the seasons, they go 'round and 'round and 'round…
Our regulars are abundant at their station, plowing through a feeder-full of sunflower treats every day. Soon, there shall be mating calls and nest-building by these gorgeous finches of the rose-breasted and gold varieties. Just loved capturing them in sunshine, this morning.

Meanwhile, the lake is almost completely thawed. But yesterday, in conjunction with my thinking that I seriously needed a photo shoot, Joe exclaimed,
"I think there's a juvenile eagle on the ice!" 
Sure enough, there he was on the tip of a remaining iceberg. Very young, indeed, with just the beginnings of white sprinkled throughout his feathers. As always, what a treat, as he took off over the shadowy branches reflecting on moving water!!
Oh, and for the record, black and white captures came naturally. 'Twas a gray day, here on Golden Pond.