This large buck at Cahokia Mounds was busy rubbing his antlers to shed the velvet.
While I was at the Watershed Nature Center this morning I was watching some birds at a feeder. As I turned around this is what I saw. Thankfully the standoff ended peacefully.
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.
The first hummingbird of the year has arrived!