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.
As I was out walking in the SIUE Nature Reserve I stumbled across this doe and her fawn. We watched each other for a few moments then mom had enough and they went back into the trees. It is moments like this that make getting up early and going out to shoot photos worth it.
Black Crowned Night Heron taking step.
The first hummingbird of the year has arrived!
Canada Goose family outing at the Watershed Nature Center.
One of the crazy rabbits that are chasing each other around my backyard. This one stopped to take a breather.
Was given a tip about some baby owls over in Blackburn Park in Webster Groves. I let some friends know who live nearby and they were able to get lots of shots. Finally I was able to go over and see them for myself. This little guy is the largest of the three and was in the branch above the nest. The other two were hiding in the hollow. They are just so cute and it is wonderful to see these youngsters getting ready to fledge completely.
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.