Betty Louise’s BOTD: July 26, 2020

Betty Louise’s Bird of the Day challenge – I don’t normally participate in this challenge, but yesterday morning, this seagull agreed to pose for me. It was shortly after sunrise. I’d gone down to the city marina to photograph the sun coming up and I ran into this friendly gull.

Granny Shot It BOTD: November 2, 2019

Buzzard 4Turkey buzzards, October 10, 2019. Another photograph from my chance encounter on October 10, 2019 in Arnold, Maryland. This morning, as I was driving down the road, I saw a large bird-of-prey with a tiny morsel in its talons. It was flying rather low, but I was unable to identify its prey. It brought to mind a line from an old movie called, “The Night of the Hunter,” starring Lillian Gish and Robert Mitchum. Lillian Gish’s character is standing on the front porch and she sees a night owl capture a bunny rabbit. In response, she says, “The world is hard on little things.”

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Granny Shot It BOTD: November 1, 2019

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I know that I’ve posted pictures of individual sparrows on this part of the roof before, but I can’t find any evidence of group shots. A few days back, I posted a photo of a couple of sparrows that were in a little tree in the parking lot of the grocery store that I frequent. I hope these little guys are suitable for Granny Shot It’s Bird of the Day Challenge (aka BOTD.) I hope also that everybody had a great Halloween! –Russell

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