One of the curses, and sometimes blessings of getting older is that a good night sleep begins to escape you. Waking up at four in the morning, and tossing and turning for an hour kicked started me on my adventure earlier than I had expected.
But good fortune was to be had as a rain storm has passed the late afternoon before and a glorious sunrise began a wonderful day. It has been a while since I’ve had a chance to bird, and I wanted to take advantage of the cooler morning. So down the country lanes I drove in the wee hours of the morning. The sun rising brilliantly over the freshly dewed wheat fields.
Several readers mentioned with the Flutter By post that they have missed seeing butterflies this season. As I haven’t really payed attention to when they come out in Maryland, I kept an eye out for a new one to share.
And of course I have to find a barn for Drake of Le Drake Noir
The birds amazingly did not disappoint. It was harder to find them as migration and breeding season is over. And the trees are filled with leaves. So more patience was required, but it paid off well. A tally of 42 species for the day, with one new one for me. Here is a sampling of the day’s discoveries for Jerry of Quiet Solo Pursuits to enjoy.
The best highlight of the day for me was when I arrived to the horse farm, a Red Tail Fox was at the wood’s edge. I’ve seen them here before, but never have my big lens and camera ready to capture them. Today was my lucky day.
I must say that I’m absolutely loving my new camera. It’s fantastically sharp and handles ISO noise so well. Even though it is a full frame sensor versus a crop sensor, I’m not missing that in-camera crop at all.
Hope you had a lovely day as well ! Bella