Saturday, December 11, 2010
Death in the Blizzard
Not the best conditions for photography, but try it anyway.
Suddenly the Junco disappeared from my camera viewfinder in a blur. I looked up to see where it had flown to and it was gone. All the other birds, Cardinals, Blue Jays, Chickadees, Goldfinches, were all acting normal.
Death is fast and unexpected for Juncos, but keeps hawks alive. And keeps me constantly at the camera.
This was very cool to watch and photograph, even if visibility was so poor because of the blowing snow and bushes. Not the best pictures, but an experience I feel privileged to have been able to observe.