Hello everyone!I have loved taking pictures since I was a child, borrowing my Dad's Kodak 110...In February 2008, my big brother Dan bought me my first digital camera. Oh, what fun, to take all those pictures and not have to pay for film!My favorite subject is nature, and all that pertains to it. God has blessed me with the opportunity to see many beautiful things - from my backyard in the Midwest, to the places that I have been priviledged to visit.I'm still very much an amateur (did I even spell that right?) I guess, that gets a lucky shot once in awhile.Thanks to you all for sharing the wonderful things that you see and experience!
Time to find a midday snack...
Uploaded by: PlanetPest
Sunday October 13, 2013
Caption: Loved getting the chance to watch this bird in action for a while (usually they leave as soon as I show up!) Have had suggestions that it might be a Cooper Hawk, or perhaps a Marsh Hawk; I don't know - welcome any input as to what it might be :) UPDATE: Thanks to Shane (idzvrit) for identifying my bird as a female Northern Harrier!
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