Owl Prowl Day

Today I wasn’t feeling to well, so I decided to get some outdoor therapy to help me get through. Boy, am I rusty. I had lots of photo ops this morning, but the results were less than stellar. I guess it happens when you don’t shoot a lot. I probably should have wiped the dust off the lens. Most of the shots today were shot out the right side window, which that’s a problem to start with.

There are two different coyotes pictured below. Neither one of them were scared of me. The first few eagle shots were at the canon tree and the last three were took at the river. While at the river, I took a pic of the boat (last pic). I don’t know what disturbed me most, the dog driving the boat or the person looking out the window.

Tonight at the park is the owl program at the visitor center. I have never had a chance to go to any of these, so it might be my night. At least, if I go, I am quarantined an owl shot. Plus, I just might learn something to help me figure out the nocturnal varmints. I will pass along anything useful I learn. It starts @ 7, everyone is welcome.

UPDATE I went to the owl program presented by the park tonight. It was very informative and interesting. A great job by all. What did I learn? Owls are stupid. Their skull is full from their big eyes  –  no room left for a brain. LOL, Now you know.

The first pic is an eastern screech owl who was rescued after getting hung in a fence.


Turkey Trash

These are some shots from this morning. On the turkeys, I sacrificed light, to get closer to the birds, but that made them really bad back-lit. A garbage truck came by and scared them off.


Three Legged Turkey


After further review of my shots, I realized that the 3rd leg was not exactly a leg. Two turkeys were doing the gobble gobble, if you know what I mean. I didn’t go out today or any other day looking for animals to get their freak on, but somehow I run across it more often than not. This is not the first time I have caught the turkeys in the act (not to mention all the other animals I seen). One thing I have noticed with turkeys is that they always have one turkey that stands by and guards the couple as they do their thing.

The eagle shots were taken this evening and not really to good. Julia flew in from over the tree line and was in the nest in seconds, I was lucky that I got any shots at all.

The boat was going down the Tombigbee Waterway, I thought perhaps it could serve as my new houseboat.