"January brings the snow, makes our feet and fingers glow."
With the annual shortening of the daylight hours and inevitable hustle and bustle of the season, my late fall and winter respite from the rat race shifts from photography to writing, making daily shots a hit or miss affair for a while.
January 27th: Young red-tail taking off from the neighbor's backyard. Grey-light day and I forgot to open the shutter after shooting it while it was in the tree, darn it.
January 27th bonus shot. Actually the best capture of this red-tail.
January 26th: On a very grey day, we spotted nine hawks in our immediate area during a 6-hour period. In the city, no less. Caught this juvie Cooper's right at the edge of dusk coming out of a tree and watched it sail over to, then off with its parents.
This was not even an hour after a red-tailed hawk watched me scraping snow off the Jeep while perched on the peak of our roof. Then launched and flew past maybe 30 feet away. Wanker just knew I didn't have the camera in hand....
January 22nd: Not the best shot, but another visit by the Cooper's hawk to the backyard.
January 21st: The cold snap has everyone coming out of the woodwork looking for sustenance. This little one was in the maple tree next door, with a larger Downy checking things out perhaps four feet away.
January 20th: This is why I don't deliberately feed the birds.
Shot through the full-view storm door. Both so as to not frighten it off and because I had just stepped out of the shower!
January 5, 2008: The bitter cold spell that came through here brought with it this big red-tail hawk. It caught me totally off-guard and the light was horrible but I'll be doggoned if those 7 frames per second didn't pay off.
January 4, 2008: One of the more interesting color variations of Eastern grey squirrel hanging around of late.
January 3, 2008: Rise and shine, Eleanor!