Friday, March 6, 2009
Though the composition of this photo could be better, this is the first time I've ever captured a bird of prey with my camera. Or any camera, for that matter! I wish I could have zoomed in more, but my little point and shoot won't get any closer than this. I believe this is a hawk, common to the valley, as the many fields provide plentiful feeding grounds for them. In the foreground is a nesting box - or what's left of it - a common sight in parks with acreage such as what surrounds Bennington Lake (see yesterday's post). For today's skywatch, we're watching not the sky itself, but what occupies it.