Sunday, August 05, 2012

"Bird" watching at 30,000 ft. :-)

This "birding" experience actually happened about a month ago when I traveled by air to Denver, Colorado, and back. On the way out from Portland, I enjoyed having this Bald Eagle soaring out there to my right. (The stewardess referred to him as "Sarge.") On the return trip the Great Egret (I think she called him "Stretch.") kept pace with us.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Osprey and the moon

The moon put on a good show last evening (one day before full moon), but the show was even better with the silhouette of an Osprey against the brilliant disk. Today, of course, the full moon will be the first of two this month of August. The "blue moon" full moon will show up on August 31.