We spent Sunday exploring one of Joshua’s Trust properties in Windham, the Allanach-Wolf Woodlands. There was a lot going on from the surface of Marie Lake to the tree tops. A few nest boxes have been placed in a meadow area that attracted Blue Birds and at the opposite end of the lake in a clearing that was home to a few swallows.
I can’t help myself: I keep taking pictures of birds that are high up in the sky. There are no reference points to give the photos balance and the birds are too far away to make great shots, but I still want to capture the majesty of a hawk or eagle in full flight.
Tonight the early evening sun gave me an opportunity as a hawk was flying lazy circles above our house. The sun was highlighting under his wings as he effortlessly glided over our neighborhood.
He came a little closer, but was obscured by a tree in our yard.
It was an enjoyable hour, watching a beautiful bird seemingly enjoy the air currents, probably looking for his dinner.
While waiting for him to circle back around a blue jay having a snack from the bird feeder obligingly provided me a shot on the ground.