From the tiniest of birds to one of the largest, I’ve been fortunate to catch some of them in flight lately. This white heron was near the lake’s edge so I went in to get my camera to photograph him in the grassy area. Right as I came out of the cabin, he took off and started flying low across the lake.
I ran across the deck to the edge and just pointed and shot. Unfortunately, I wasn’t as zoomed in as I could have been, so I didn’t get much detail because of the distance. However, the stark white against the blue of the water (and the reflection) still made for a nice shot.
The next morning, we all saw a large, bald eagle fly by. I didn’t have my camera with me, and didn’t have time to grab it. I did, however, have time to yell “War Eagle!” as it went by. (And yes, I know the Auburn eagle is not a bald eagle, but hey, I yell it whenever I can. :))
Below is the same (I presume) heron on the other side of the lake, taking off from a small dock. This picture gives a better idea of his/her size.