We put the long (100-300 mm) lens on the GH4 and kept alert for birdies to polish our skills for the migration of warblers due in about 3 weeks.
This is a sampling of what we found:
A Red Tailed Hawk on top of a high telephone pole on Hwy 69 between the Mag Reserve and Harris Lake made me stop and turn around to take a provisional shot from a long way away:
As I got closer it flew away to another pole. I tried to sneak up on it but it was prescient about me focusing the lens on it. Finally on the third pole I was able to get this photo just as it lifted off — to depart the area.
Male House Finch:
“Nice muddy bottom?”, she asks.
“Ok, check it out yourself,” he says.
“We gotta stop meeting like this,” they both say.
“Lets get outta here before that old guy takes any more pix.”
Remember this one?
The birdie in the rear is a Dark-eyed Junco. You remember the one in front.
Up on a tree branch this time.
We are going to keep a look-out for migrating birds, especially the Trumpeters and the Sandhill Cranes. I have seen a Bald Eagle in the distance and even stayed around this Carp that an otter had killed and pushed up onto the ice, hoping to see the otter return or a baldie come for it. No luck.
Those otters have very sharp teeth, eh?