Watching Bald Eagles is such a wonderful treat! Unless you live on the coast of Alaska, Bald Eagles are quite uncommon (at least in the mountains of North Carolina they are quite rare). Last year a friendly fellow photographer shared the secret of the Conowingo Eagles. I want to thank you Bruce DeBonnis The Intrepid Amateur for sharing this wonderful place to watch and photograph Bald Eagles! Conowingo is on the Susquehanna River and in November and December the Eagles are very active. It was my first time using my new Canon 5Dsr for flight shots and it greatly exceeded my expectations. I would love to hear what other bird photographers think of the 5Dsr. I am very happy with the performance of this 50 MP camera.
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I was intently focused on photographing Belted Kingfishers in flight as they darted by my camera one evening at Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge. The sun was quickly setting and I turned around and this “jewel” sat on a dead limb directly behind me! I thought it was a Juvenile Black-Crowned Night-Heron because I had seen several flying around earlier but something was very different. It was the seldom seen Juvenile Yellow-Crowned Night-Heron.
I came upon this baby chick taking what looked like it’s first steps with trembling legs. It was crossing a gravel road! I could hear the frantic loud calls of two Northern Bobwhites very near so I assume this is a Northern Bobwhite baby chick. I am hopeful that the family was reunited.
I am saddened to hear the news of the death of Ron Engh. I am grateful for his informative tips and kind critiques.
His books, websites, newsletters, resources and excellent advice on stock photography will be greatly missed.
If you live in the most southern tip of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas, the Great Kiskadee is apparently a common sight and sound. It’s voice is a loud kis-ka-dee-dee-dee….and on a recent visit to south Texas, I heard this vibrant yellow flycatcher long before I ever had the opportunity to photograph one.