Animal Quest: Birds of Prey

I love animals and I really love getting to see animals that you don’t get to see every day.  I was inspired by some pictures that I saw last summer, and made a goal to find and get pictures of a nesting bird of prey.  Mind you, I never said that they had to be good pictures, just pictures.  It would be easier to get good pictures if I had a zoom lens, but we work with what we have, and I am happy to have a DSLR to use.  Some day I will get a  zoom. My Dslr is a Canon T1i
by the way.

When spring was getting close, I was keeping my eye on some large nests near a road that I drive to work every day.  The nests were empty until one day as I was driving past, I saw a large bird in one of the nests.

horned owl

It turned out to be a Great Horned Owl with two fuzzy babies.  I am pleased that I achieved my goal of the year and was able to see a nesting bird of prey, in person.  This picture was taken with my dad’s camera as he has an old non automatic zoom lens, and then I zoomed in more via photoshop.

What is something that you would like to do or see this year?

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