Surprising capture of a Northern Harrier flying searching for food.
A juvenile Great Blue Heron standing near the trail hoping it won't be spotted by anyone.
Red-winged Blackbirds are back and konk-la-reeing!
Hiding in the grasses was a Short-eared Owl.
Think this is my first real sighting of Bald Eagles of the year. I was beginning to worry that they are not coming to Terra Nova this year.
Many sleepy heads, the heron was the only one awake.
Snow Geese taking off.
Biking towards the Terra Nova slough, I suddenly saw something big perched out of the corner of my eye. Using a tree as cover, I peeked and it was a Red-tailed Hawk - at my eye level and just a few meters away from me! What a chance! I put on the TCON-lens and started shooting away!
There was a ditch below this bridge and I suppose the hawk was looking at the critters running around below.
It looked at me a couple of times but wasn't concerned at all - I gave it a safety distance and with a tree in the middle.
What a handsome bird!
The hawk went into this position when a couple with two dogs came near us. The man took off his DSLR and started clicking away loudly. And then the hawk flew away. Go figures.
I saw a small furry critter went under this patch and I biked past it.
The only birds on the slough was two pairs of this species. Are they Gadwalls? I don't remembering them having the dark ear patch. HELP PLEASE?
A panoramic view of the setting sun.
The sun cutting the trees in half.
Two Bald Eagles. Hooray!
One more shot of the sunset.
And a moon watch image. That's all, I am going home now!