I see Ashbridge’s Bay often in winter.
Quite different in June:
I will identify it at the end of the post.
This striped brownish bird is a female House Finch.
I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking. – John Masefield (1878 – 1967)
I will never look at a Grackle the same way after seeing your photos today—the face of an eagle!
Those two grackle shots are just astounding, Miles. What timing to have gotten those. You must be so pleased with them. Wow!
The grackle shots are so very artistic! Congratulations on such beautiful work.
Thanks for reminding us of the beauty of winter. It sure can be beautiful, yes, but I think I will continue to enjoy spring/summer for a bit longer. No rush!
Whew, that Grackle certainly looked fierce. Thanks, Miles!