Images of the Week – Feb 7-13

The beautiful sunset skies disappeared last week and left us with warm days and cold nights.  Morning frost is generally uncommon here, but was in abundance last week.  Thankfully the weather is changing and it looks like it will be a wet week.  Clear skies may not make for nice sunsets, but are good for photographing White-tailed Kites hunting in the last light.  I should have spent more time photographing them and will have to work on that the next time the weather cooperates.

The theme of the past week was quite appropriate give that today is Valentine’s day.  Many birds have either paired up or are in the process of doing so.  Both pairs of Kites are actively nest building, the Mute Swans will probably start laying eggs sooner rather than later, the two Kestrels are back together, and we have seen two Cooper’s Hawks flying together in the evenings.  Not to sound too sappy, but love is definitely in the air.

“Togetherness”  –  Mute Swan pair

“On Lookout”  –  White-tailed Kite guarding their nesting site

“Morning Frost”

“Golden Bloom”

“Twilight Towhee”

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2 Responses to Images of the Week – Feb 7-13

  1. iltana says:

    Your “Togetherness” is just fabulous!

  2. thedailydabbler says:

    Beautiful photos and you’re right, how appropriate for Valentine’s Day.

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