Friday, January 27, 2012

This is what I saw this morning...

My walk this morning presented me a surprise seeing a nice seven point buck laying at the edge of the woods soaking up the sun. Seeing a nice buck this time of year is pretty rare. He still has his antlers, many have lost them by now and he is still alive after the hunting season.  A Red-tailed Hawk was perched in a tree across a field. He gave me one shot before exiting out and away. The away shot is not so good but identifies from where he gets his name. The Eastern Bluebird stopped long enough for one shot. I got lucky with the Northern Cardinals, both a male and a female gave me a photo op. Lastly a tufted Titmouse was struggling with a large piece of hedge apple. It was a nice morning.
 
It's always good to see them before they see you...
Something's up over there...

OK... Time to go...
Red-tailed Hawk...

The Red tail of the Red-tailed Hawk...
The Eastern Bluebird...

A Northern Cardinal (m)...
A Northern Cardinal (fm)...

A Northern Cardinal (fm)...
A Tufted Titmouse dining on a piece of hedge apple...


Tufted Titmouse checking out his lunch...

7 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

The Deer is breathtaking, and the birds. Superb.

TexWisGirl said...

all great ones to see! congrats for getting shots!

BlueShell said...

man...do you live in paradise, or what???
Glad to find your blog! LOVELY!
BShell

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

That stag looks awesome, bet you glad you got out of his way before he chased you down!!!

And there is something about those Cardinals that i just love, gutted we will never see them in the UK

I hope you can find the time to visit my blog

www.valleysshutterbug.blogspot.com

grammie g said...

Hi Larry...the buck is very majestic looking!!
Love all the birds.. especially like the Titmouse with that chunk in his mouth ..he has himself a good size for a little fella!! : }
Grace

Tammy said...

Great photos! The Stag is beautiful!!!

Andrew Fulton said...

Wonderful images Larry... you have some beautiful wildlife on your patch.