Starting with the most amazing thing I saw: Northern Harriers
There were two, a male and a female.
Really beautiful and amazing to see. They fly very low along the tops of the tall grass while hunting, letting the wind propel them silently.
Unfortunately none of my pics of the lighter gray male (?) in flight came out very well - it blends into the background too well for my autofocus to pick out, and was too fast for me to follow while manual focusing.
Really beautiful to see though. I'd seen the darker brown one a couple times last year but never managed to get any pictures.
Ok, now for smaller birds:
Palm warblers (?)*
Yellow-rumped warbler (?)
*There were a lot of these and they kept practically posing for me but not sitting still long enough to find and focus on, so I got a lot of funny shots of them like jumping out of frame or generally being a blur
Smaller birds continued:
That bluejay I posted on my alt yesterday...
Tree (?) swallows
Okay and the last smaller birds:
Okay, the last pictures from yesterday's adventure.
I didn't even notice the fishhook in the first one until editing. Unfortunate pollution from people fishing in a place that's supposed to be protected lead to a sort of happy accident - the image telling more of a story than I intended.
@masklayer Most likely Tree Swallows yes
@BobTarte I think so, this one? https://birb.site/@BobTarte/99864048424570142 I boosted that one. Really nice clear + close up image of them!
I saw one of those last week literally in the parking lot at work (well, on a tree at the edge of the parking lot) I almost got a picture of it, but I accidentally had left my shutter speed set to 1/20 so it was shaky and too bright. But it's cool to know they're around.
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