Week #3 of my sabbatical is coming to a close. Both kids are at scout camp this week so things are a bit quiet around the Parker household. The weather here has been absolutely amazing at 75 degrees, with blue skies and just a hint of a breeze. While quietly enjoying a good book on my backyard deck this afternoon I was struck by the amount of wildlife present all around me.
A silly squirrel has a habit of laying down on our back fence with two limbs flopping on either side. There's a grey hummingbird that enjoys some of our potted flowers and a family of robins nesting somewhere in our Douglas firs. Of course, our somewhat domesticated chickens can always be heard talking to themselves. We regularly hear the screach of a red tailed hawk that swoops across our yard and the golf course behind us. I was fortunate to grab my camera tonight and ran onto the golf course to photograph “Henry the Hawk”. It was nearly sunset so the lighting was just perfect.
I think I might have found a new hobby in wildlife photography. I have a lot to learn but really enjoy grabbing these kinds of shots.