I have tons of photos of the adult female Harrier I photographed on several occasions, She is very cooperative. I worked different angles around her as she was posing for me. I figured I should start posting some before I get too behind. Click for larger view.
I found a third NPO on the same trail but much further away. The sun was riding over the hilll and created a neat orange glow that lit up a bunch of dried oak leaves in the background. I was impressed with the sharpness and IQ of the 500 PF. that I rented. Looks like I'll be saving my pennies :)
I was deciding which shots to post of this Short Eared Owl that has been a popular superstar since his arrival. I thought this was an interesting spot where he decided to perch for awhile. The lighting was tricky since it came from the front. I really wanted a background instead of a high key frontal shot. Although a farther shot, I thought this view was the best for that situation.
I headed out to my favorite spot for Pygmy Owls yesterday. The weather was bright overcast with some drizzle. ( my favorite conditions ). I was photographing this individual for awhile. He was on a higher perch at one time and I sat and waited. All of a sudden he drops down behind this pile of branches where I lost him. I waited and wanted to find him, but I knew I'd probably startle him if I tried. About 30 seconds later he pops up with this vole. I couldn't believe my eyes. I made my way close by navigating through the cluttered forest floor. He sat here for a whopping 7 minutes. Eventually he flew up high where I couldn't get to eating his prize. Never thought I'd get a close shot and clear one like this. A nice start to 2021!!
I snuck up to the female Peregrine on the spot I often see the male perching. It is a good high vantage point that allows for good surveying of the prey below. I also got the male here a week or so before this capture.