Here's my latest efforts.
An immature bald eagle and a magpie.
Blue is holding back so the eagle is actually staying...
But the temptation is just too great and he scares it off.
So I head over to the corral and take some pictures of this bird.
These birds are like crows when it comes to eating.
In frustration over the eagles, I head back to the house to upload the shots I did get. While I'm uploading I hear thump, thump, thump. I'm thinking a chicken was left out of the coop last night and is eating the bird seed on the deck.
I look up to see a female Downy Woodpecker sitting on the woodpile. I took this picture through the window while sitting at my kitchen table.
Good grip on the little thing.
So while I'm typing up this post I look out the window and happen to see one of the eagles flying right past! Then it lands in the horse pasture just above the garden! I grab my camera, a stronger telephoto lens (and I really should have had a tripod) and I get this:
If it weren't for Blue I might have got a shot off while the bird was sitting... damn dog sticks to me like glue no matter where I am :)
So I've concluded that I should just sit at my table and wait for the birds to come to me :)
But I persist...
I head down to the shop looking for Pops to give him a message. I have camera in hand and I really think everyone is starting to get used to seeing me with it because no one bats an eye anymore.
I spy one of the eagles in the tree above the mossy shack... no dogs are in sight to scare him/her off...I sneak up ever so quietly and get this:
It flies off and as I turn around I see Blue, No No, and Yeller all looking at me. I give up! At least Teddy knows better because this is what he was doing, good dog :)