The white pelicans orient after returning to the park. Reportedly their first day back. Can Spring be far behind?
Life is sweet.
Bald eagle. Juvenile - still learning - forgot to wipe his mouth after lunch.
Moonrise February 24. Waning gibbous, 95%.
Reflection at dusk. Inspired by my friend Stu.
Setting sun catchlight Saturday. "Did you get him?" "I think so."
Green Flash, as it developed during the last three seconds of sunset. Maui.
Sun dips into the Pacific. Maui.
One quick turn around the lake, then gone.
February 20. Waxing gibbous.
Crystal-clear formations appear in the lake's melting ice shards.
Unseasonably warm weather is melting the ice at the lake. Four inch thick chunks are piled by the wind at the shore. Eerie sounds of breaking glass squeal as the ice mounds collapse into the lake.
Red-tailed hawk takes off after unsuccessfully digging in the snow for an escaping vole. Note the snow on his talons and his dejected expression.
On to his next target.
Hawk in the woods.
Whitetails. Wintry bucolic tranquility.
Target: small melt pond on the frozen lake. Flaps extended, ailerons down, ok, hit the deck!
Ten second dive for lunch. Gliding downwind.
Colorado Rockies in Winter.
Tracking this Red-tailed Hawk with my friends Kiyo, Chisato, and George. Possibly the most photographed hawk in the park this winter.
Very active hawk foraging by the lake.
Surprised by a red-tailed hawk coming at us from behind a nearby hill - barely a few seconds to get a shot.
We saw no bald eagles for nearly two hours. Finally, as the light was fading, this red-tailed hawk appeared.
Geese returning to the lake at sunset.
Moon waxing gibbous.
Bald eagle perching high in the tree, alert for prey.
Still searching, fore and aft. This juvenile sports a fierce set of raptor talons.
Got it! Sharp talons at the ready.
San Francisco International Airport
Night descends. Keeping up.
Young buck hightailing
Young doe alert
A Moveable Feast. Bald eagles and friends feasting on frozen fish emerging from the receding ice on Cherry Creek Reservoir.
Birding with 500 mm (David Stephens - dcstep on Flickr). Winter's receding ice on the reservoir. The dam is in the background.
Imature bald eagle