Thursday, November 23, 2006

Red-throated Pipit

Got a call from Bruce Aird, a red-throated pipit showed up at my local patch yesterday. I was able to drive right over since I had some down time between classes, and saw the bird. I got one crappy photo, I wanted to get more, but since the bird had only just been found and there would probably be people wanting to see it, I didn't want to risk spooking it to try and get a better shot.

As we were walking back to the parking lot, a Cooper's Hawk buzzed low over the ponds, and proceeded to sit between us and our path. It was the best view I've ever gotten of one, unfortunately, the lighting was just low enough that the photos all came out pretty grainy. A disappointing photo shoot for such an awesome experience...

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