Was able to capture a shot of this beautiful Leucistic Northern Cardinal along the MCT trail between Troy and Glen Carbon.
A rare (for this area) Rock Wren had been spotted at the Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary a couple of weeks ago. I’ve been up there a couple of times but only shortly and hadn’t seen him. So I got up early this morning determined to spend some time looking for him. Just as we were about to go try somewhere else Rocky finally showed up. The light was good and he posed on the rocks for us for quite a while.
This hasn’t been the best year for Bald Eagles here in the St. Louis region but we do have some around. Today was a very warm day and there were lots of thermals along the Mississippi River between Alton and Grafton. We spotted six of them and I was able to get a few shots. This one was just soaring around on the currents looking majestic and beautiful.