OK, fine … so I was incorrect with American Kestrel, and Common Kestrel is the correct ID … or, in the UK “The kestrel”, as there are no mere commoners left on the islands … well, except for us poor Irish lads, forced to journey to Canada and put on a spiffy red uniform and deal with pictures of Helen Mirren on our paper money … but, that will take another bottle of Mortlach 16 to explain … I’ll just stop now …
Still … a nice shot regardless of name;-)
Snowy Owl. First one, then two. Not used to seeing them around sand dunes and roosting in pine trees. But, during an irruption year, anything can happen.
And, true to form, they stayed, for hours, at the extreme range of a 500mm lense.
Over-sand vehicle area. Assateague Island National Seashore. February. 2014.
Waiting while others shop. Kogod Courtyard, between the National Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum. Dark, really bright harsh lights on the trees. Really bright. My, what big shadows you cast;-)