On a slow day, I went to take a walk at Columbus Park in Tucson. I wanted to take advantage of the cooler temps and see if I could spot something different.
Great Egret in flight
And while I didn't have lots of new sightings, I was able to capture the "Greater" birds out in the open. Some of them were the closest I've been able to capture on camera!
Great Blue Heron
Like the Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets. They walked slowly around me as I watched them eye up fishermen and their bait:)
But for the first time, I was able to spot wildlife and then spot people walking towards them. And at this point, I was able to predict their trajectory as people and dogs alike spooked the birds into flight.
And that is where I set my camera waiting with great expectation for "the" shot.
Great Blue Heron in flight
It was also the perfect time of day to spot Great Egrets as the sun wasn't as strong yet to make them "glow" in the sunlight.
And so while nothing major happened, I was able to get close to some amazing birds. There's never a dull moment while birding:) More tomorrow....