Saturday, November 10, 2012
Rusty Blackbirds - 07 Nov 2012
From there I drove down to Pt. Mouillee HQ. A Red-tailed Hawk was perched on the side of Campau Rd., but took off before I could bring the car to a slow halt. I managed a half-wing in one frame and missed a dozen other captures.
Returning to entrance fence, the Rusty Blackbirds returned. This time I was able to grab a scope and digiscope them from about 200' away. I quickly learned that they like to sit w/ their backs to the late afternoon sun, since every bird I scoped had its back to me. So I had to wait for them to at least look around so I could capture those dazzling yellow eyes.
From there I made a quick swing down Rheaume Rd. where I spotted an American Kestrel on the wires over the quarry, but it was too far to photograph. American Tree Sparrows have returned in force, lining the road and phragmite stands. No hawks were seen over the dump.