My wife and I went birding over the weekend, which is a joy on many levels. It is nice to have an interest non-work related we can share, it gives us a chance to chat more and her eyes are much better than mine. She never uses binoculars but is always pointing out birds my scanners don’t pick up. We went down to Dead Creek to look for Snow Geese, and although we saw many hundreds, they were very far away. I have a few shots of white blobs in the distance, but they are not worth sharing. My wife did spot a raptor in the tree, and when approaching imagine our luck, it was a Peregrine Falcon, once a bird on the threatened species list. When I was young I remember a poster from National Geographic (i think) of the Peregrine explaining it’s declining numbers and hopes on helping the species recover, and here it was so close. I have seen them before, but always at a distance. This bird was 30 feet from the car. The light was not great, but I think the shots came out ok, but he/she looked at me with disdain and soon flew off to go duck hunting.
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