Was able to get a shot of this Oriole singing away while up in Wisconsin over the Memorial Day holiday. I know they are here in the St. Louis region and have actually seen one down by SIUE but they never visit my backyard for some reason.
What a difference in 5 days.
This was the best of both worlds for me. While I’ve been primarily a nature/wildlife shooter my photography lately has been focused on urban decay. So while we were exploring an abandoned power plant in East St. Louis two barn owls were inside and started flying around. It was dark and hard to focus but I was able to snap a few shots of these magnificent raptors in flight inside the building. Next time I’ll be prepared.
This little guy is in rehab at the Treehouse Wildlife Center near Godfrey Illinois.
Black Crowned Night Heron taking step.
The first hummingbird of the year has arrived!
Canada Goose family outing at the Watershed Nature Center.
Since I had a day off I went over to Blackburn Park in Webster Groves to see the young owls while they are still hanging around the nest. Two of them were in the trees while the youngest was still in the nest. It was so much fun watching them soaking up the sun and testing their wings. Mom was close by keeping watch on them. It won’t be long before the youngest is out of the tree with its siblings.