Thursday, July 30, 2009
The heavy rains have kept me out of the park for several days, which opens the opportunity to post July 4th images before August arrives. There was a time when I had an unobstructed river view, but now Trump buildings block the view. I had anticipated seeing nothing of the fireworks. At the first BOOM I looked out the window, saw that there was a window of opportunity, grabbed camera and sat and watched. Think John Cage, electronic music........ this was a fun project.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
The parents were on the hunt. This time a rat got delivered to the baby. Up on a branch. Baby did what baby does best, dropped it. Then came the goal to hide it, because unlike humans, when not hungry hawks don't gorge. This rat had to be stashed-away for safe-keeping. (I have no idea who else eats dead rats in the neighborhood.) You could see the wheels turning in the baby's head....... on first branch?, on grass?, under leaves?, under bush?, behind tall grass? Every place was studied first, tried out, surroundings considered, and if not to Baby's satisfaction, plan-change. Finally the rat got placed on a well-hidden branch, situation carefully studied before the baby, confident that the meal would be there later, moved off to preen and rest. That the rat landed in the grass at first next to a blue blossom just made it funnier, such a pretty "table setting", ...for a few minutes.
Friday, July 24, 2009
When the parents didn't bring food the baby flew down to the ground and began exploring spots where movement was noticed. It quickly turned into playtime,.. leaves, wood bits, twigs bees, and the yellow caution tape. Hawks aren't the only ones who think the tape is fun. Finally baby flew back up to a tree branch to wait for a food delivery.