In the distance was a Northern Harrier resting. This is probably one of my better shots of the harrier. Today was officially the first time I taken out the TCON and used it for wildlife pictures.
Today also marked the first time I observed Cedar Waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum)! What a beautiful bird! They were unafraid of me and flew over my heads again and again. The ones I photographed were mostly juveniles resting on trees, as identified by their "streaked fronts and generally washed-out appearance."
I believe this is an adult.
After spending a good amount of time admiring the waxwings, I continued on with my bike ride. Along the way, a Bald Eagle flew in front of me and tried to perch on a skinny branch. The stick broke, the eagle then did a somersault, and flew over me with the branches in its claws. What a spectacular sighting.
Bald Eagle flying over me and heading towards the nest by the golf course. I guess it's time to come back and repair their nest.
By the Terra Nova slough, I spotted a single Yellowlegs all by itself. I am guessing it was a Lesser Yellowlegs though I can't really tell for sure. Again, I took these shots with my TCON.
Time to head home.
In the evening, after dinner, my mother and I walked to the local community center where a firework display was held. Below were some shots of the beautiful fireworks!
Another one of my favorites. A flower perhaps?
Overall, just a wonderful ending to a memory-lasting October (of 2009)!!!