Not sure if he just noticed the lens sticking out the sliding glass door, but he certainly struck a pose.
This Red Tail Hawk paid a visit to the backyard feeders this past weekend. Strangely, the feeders were pretty quiet while he visited.
This woodpecker patiently waits on a branch for his turn at one of the feeders. This one is a frequent visitor and favors suet and bark butter.
Around the Bend
A view of a local forest preserve road on a brilliant, sunny start on last Sunday.
I Got Mine
A small Sparrow watches this female Cardinal fly off after grabbing some of the hot pepper seed at the backyard feederS
Strong Prey Drive
This Great Horned Owl was laid back for the most part yesterday afternoon, but then a customer walked into the store with a small dog in tow. Needless to say, it piqued this owl's interest and the dog nervously hid behind its owner when it realized it might be on the menu.
This Goldfinch found a great spot Thursday afternoon on a hot, humid day. Comfortable perch, something to nibble on and hanging in the shade made it a great choice.
This Barred Owl paid a visit to a local bird seed store. Along with this owl, a Great Horned Owl and an Eastern Screech Owl were there as well. I felt sorry for the Screech Owl which only had one eye.
I also learned from one of the handlers that dark eyed owls are night hunters and owls with light colored eyes hunt in the daytime. If the night hunters had light colored eyes, they could give away their presence. It was interesting.
Something to Say
Captured this image of a hummingbird hanging out in the shade of a Sunflower and he was either talking to himself or to what is left of one flower.
There are a few shady spots to escape the hot autumnal Sun underneath this colorful tree.
I am a scuba instructor currently working on a program to teach scuba to our disabled veterans here in the Chicago area.
Also our Foundation does all it can to promote scuba in the Midwest.