The continued quest to take decent bird pictures meant a stop by the pond on the way to work on Feb. 7. The buffleheads were sailing around in the mist and the sunrise was glowing coral. Rolled down the roadster window to snap a couple of frames and then continued the morning commute. Not until this morning when the shots were downloaded did something else appear — white head and tail feathers at the far side of the lake. We’d seen the Ferndale eagle around New Year’s Day flying straight over the house, with no camera in hand, and wondered if we’d see him again.
The drive to work was enlivened by an incoming flight geese. [Click on the photo so it opens on its own page; then enlarge it from there.] The first frames show the flock, silhouetted by the rising sun, on final, then flaring for landing.
Sometimes during the commute into work, it’s hard to keep your eyes on the road. 55? More like 5.5.