Good Spot


When I first began to spot raptors and learned to identify them in flight, I wondered if I would ever get the hang of it.  Surrounding me were people of various backgrounds who had done Hawk Migration Counts for years when I lived in VA.  Standing there observing mesmerized and hearing their slang expressions and terminology, I wondered if I could ever learn such lingo.  

Hearing someone shout out "good spot JP" while on a recent escapade made me fell pretty darn good as I watched the bird soar high in the distance.  Am I an accomplished birder?  NO.  Am I improving as wine does with age?  Perhaps.

seeing, saying, sharing...

Good Spot (Eagle in the Fog)

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Comments

Ginny Hartzler said…
What a lovely photo of this bird flying in the fog. We live in Virginia, at the foot of Afton Mountain. This is where they have their annual hawk count.
I agree, good job. So many folks just get focused on one spot and don't look around or UP!
Ann said…
I think what's more important than being an accomplished birder or even improving is whether or not you are having fun. I'm pretty sure I know that you are having a lot of that.
kwarkito said…
spectaculaire ! Une ├ętrange atmosphere
Dragonstar said…
I love the mystery in this photo!
eileeninmd said…
Hello JP

Pretty shot of the bird in flight and the fog. I am still learning birds id's, some I do recognize while they are in flight. Take care, enjoy your weekend!
Phil Slade said…
Birds in flight is the most difficult part of birding but as they say, "Practice makes perfect". It seems like you have the determination to get there JP.
betty-NZ said…
Fantastic shot! Wow!

Thank you for linking up at 'My Corner of the World' this week!
Debbie said…
this is an awesome image!! i struggle with capturing any bird in flight!!

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