The first bird this morning was an Egret. My first of the 2010 season. I will never get tired of these incredibly beautiful birds. Luck was on my side with the backlit wings when it took flight. Incredible!
The pheasants out west are in this crazy territorial funk right now. They are constantly yelling at each other. I’m not sure but I think it is to warn other males. Or maybe it is an invitation for the opposite gender. The pheasant in the photo above would first raise up and make a unique call or yell. then it would……
Flap it’s wings. It almost sounds as if he is beating his chest with his wings. An amazing spectacle of nature.
The whole time I was watching the pheasant this Kestral was making sure that I was not to get any closer to it’s nest. No dive bombing just a lot of “hey look at me” moves. Another beautiful bird that I love to watch.