February 1, 2016 § Leave a comment
Lost Hawk © Lynn Wiles 2016
This hawk spent quite some time swooping over me and my dog. It wasn’t until I got home and enlarged the image that I saw the falconry straps on both legs. Hmmm. It was a big bird weekend for me. Not only did I see a Great Blue Heron and several other hawks, but for the first time ever I saw a raven as I was pulling up to my house. I was so stunned, I didn’t even think to take a pic with my phone before the massive bird flew away.
January 2, 2016 § Leave a comment
Gutter Bird © Lynn Wiles 2016
This Cooper’s Hawk was hanging out in the gutter of a restaurant – picking feathers out and putting them back in. It seemed undisturbed by me, but I didn’t dare get too close in case it was nesting.
March 21, 2015 § 2 Comments
Signs of Spring © Lynn Wiles 2015
As spring arrived last night, I was out with friends celebrating the end of this awful winter and it was snowing again. But, I have seen some signs of spring and will be posting those in the upcoming days. Robins do tend to stay around here in the winter, but I hadn’t seen one or bare ground for quite some time.
March 20, 2015 § 5 Comments
Heron © Lynn Wiles 2015
Since this has been a bird themed week, I decided to draw a Great Blue Heron from a photo I took years ago. Happy First Day of Spring.
March 17, 2015 § Leave a comment
Singing for Joy © Lynn Wiles 2015
I believe this is a house finch, sitting in a budding oak, singing like crazy on the spring like day.
March 14, 2015 § 4 Comments
Snow Mockingbird © Lynn Wiles 2015
This bird was eating snow from a huge snow pile and let me get very close. Maybe it was experiencing brain freeze?
I was able to walk my dog in the park, with clear paths, for the first time in a month and a half. It was nice, so back to nature we go.
January 21, 2015 § Leave a comment
Dove on a Rope © Lynn Wiles 2015
A tamer bird shot. Mourning dove on agility course ropes.
January 20, 2015 § Leave a comment
Eagle Snacks © Lynn Wiles 2015
The eagle tried, but failed, to grab one of the common mergansers floating on the river. Love the cone head on the left.
January 19, 2015 § 4 Comments
Eagle! © Lynn Wiles 2015
Yesterday was a warm winter day and my first time seeing an eagle in the urban wild. All good.