Contrary to popular belief, there are many advantages to living in the country, especially in my neck of the woods. I regularly see quite a bit of wildlife on my morning walks with the dogs, and today was no different. In fact, today was so good, after walking the girls I headed back out with my digital camera. The camera I used is not a spectacular instrument for shooting nature pics, the resolution is 5 Megapixels, and a 3x zoom. Not super stuff, but I figured it will do. And it did.
My main subject is one of the Bald Eagles that nests nearby. I spotted him up in the tree I named Eagle's Perch, as they both regularly use that tree for a place to watch the land.
While I approached him from the East, I spotted a couple of deer nearby and took a shot of them. Not a super great shot, but considering the tools at hand, not a bad shot at all.
As I closed in, the eagle began to stretch his wings, preparing to fly off.
Once in motion in the air, he flew over my head, affording me some very nice shots, before he disappeared into the woods along the river.
On the way back to the house, I spotted another deer hanging around and got a decent shot of him before he also disappeared into the woods.
To me, this is one of the greatest benefits to living in the country, as nature's children abound, playing in the woods, fields and streams.