I only spent a couple of hours birding this morning. I arrived at Loxahatchee NWR right as the sun was coming up and within 10 minutes had this beauty. He was way back in the trees and thankfully facing the right direction.
I was shooting at 2000 ISO and still was having a hard time handholding due to the lack of light. This picture was taken a little later when I was showing Linda F. the Owl. The entire Wednesday morning bird walk group also was able to see him.
Linda and I split off from the group and walked the Cypress Hammock trail. There wasn’t much cooking in the woods but we did run into this pair of very young Morning Doves. They were snuggling very close to each other and were very reluctant to move. We made our way around them and they were still close to each other as we left.
Even though it was a brief effort today I did add a new bird for the year and I feel so totally blessed each and every time I get to go out and enjoy all of God’s wonderful creations!