Should just have photograph black and white images all afternoon.
Managed a relatively decent shot of a Cooper's Hawk (I think). There was another Cooper's before seeing this one, but I got only two photos of its dark back. Glad I saw this one just above me.
Two Mute Swans feeding in the muddy lowtides in Finn Slough. The dirtier looking swan is the juvenile, and according to a fellow birder, one of the mates of this pair died and so it was up to this single adult to take up the parental role.
Adult. S for Swan.
Juvenile. Not sure if it is because it is a cloudy day, but it's bill is not as colorful as the adult's.
A female Northern Harrier flew towards me while biking and then went over my head and landed on a perch in the middle of someone's backyard. Another blurry photo.
I also saw a mink swimming in the Fraser River beside the riverbank. When it sensed me stopping in my track, it dived into the water and peeked behind a rock on the riverbank before disappearing. Sigh.
A nice-looking image taken mainly because of the Red-tailed Hawk on the treetop.
Perched on a taller tree behind a fence. But still keeping a close eye on me.
Immature Bald Eagle.
Another terrible taking-off photo.
A pair of Bald Eagle nesting near Finn Slough, beside the packaging building.
Saw almost all the common raptors I can possibly find in Richmond, and yet I had no good photos to show for it. Well, I guess I can't ask for too many good things all at once.
PS - Saw Nature's "Bird of the Gods" episode tonight on PBS. What a fantastic episode about the Birds-of-Paradise in Papua New Guinea. In addition, it was incredibly sad to see in the end that the Papuan ornithologist Paul Igag passed away last year. R.I.P.