Last weekend was sunny, so we took off to the nearby wetlands. Many people were there, some strolling with a camera just like us, others jogging or walking. I noticed many Canadian Geese flying and chatting in a big flock. Then a big bird was seen far away, which suddenly changed the course and darted towards me. Who is that? Through the camera lens, I could tell it is a Bald Eagle.
"Hey, you want to see me?"
I stood still and moved the camera slowly in the direction of the flight to take a photo.
"This is the demonstration flight for you."
He was fast disappearing to the other side of the reservoir.
Lately I had not seen a hawk, maybe because they know I hang around outside on and off. Then as I was slowly and quietly tiptoeing back into the inside of the house, a hawk jumped onto the fence from my veggie garden area. It was a Cooper's Hawk. I stood still and was ready to take quick shots. Since I was dressed in black, he did not notice me.
In my neighborhood, some people have chickens running around in their backyard. No roosters are allowed within the city limits here. One day our neighbor's chicken escaped, first jumping onto the top of the fence, walking on the top of the fence and then landing onto my backyard.
First there was one chicken under my old fruit trees.
"I can smell the bird seeds here."
Then, two chickens got together.
"A good place to look for food."
Finally three chickens altogether landed here.
"A new playground for us."
Later, we had to ask the neighbor to pick up his naughty chickens.