Spring Walkabout | a 7 Image Story

Spring Walkabout | Barred OwlSpring Walkabout | a 7 Image Story  Hey, it’s spring.  After a long winter, spring walkabouts bring a fresh perspective.  Color slowly begins to reemerge.  Sure, rain and snow showers make for muddier boots.  Does April snow bring May flowers?  Enough with the snow, already!  Time for some warm weather, green grass, and nice calm lakes.

More critters begin to appear.  The leaves have not come on the trees yet.  It’s possible to find larger birds like hawks and owls on the tree branches.  After missing its prey, the Barred Owl perched in a tree along the walkabout trail.  It really blends into its surroundings.  Without bins, finding a Barred Owl in a forest is nearly impossible; even with bins, it’s difficult.

Each spring, a flock of American Pelicans spends a couple of weeks on a slough along my walkabout path on their way up north.  Spring is clearly here when they arrive.  They are great fun and such clowns to watch.

Each image will be posted individually this week with a bit more narrative under category Spring Walkabout.

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7 Image Story | White-tailed Deer

7 Image Story | White-tailed Deer

7 Image Story | White-tailed Deer  Although it was quite a distance, the white-tailed deer easily heard me walking since the leaves crunched beneath my feet as I walked along the path.  Upon seeing the deer, I stopped to change to a telephoto lens.  The deer just stood its ground.  A few simple clicks with an effective focal length of 540mm captured the deer’s image nicely.  See 7 Image Story | Fall Walkabout  for the entire story.