A Year on Clear Lake-Nov 01, 2013

The Falcon on an Autumn's Morn--November 01, 2013

The Falcon on an Autumn’s Morn – November 01, 2013

The falcon (above) and the osprey (right) were dominant today. I followed  the falcon around to three different locations this morning. It kept relocating from tree to tree, but giving me good views all the while. And the osprey put on a show circling overhead, and dipping down. The problem with catching images of the bird is that the sun is so bright that it blinds me, and I often lose the bird in my viewfinder. I have to content myself with the fact that it is putting on a show, but I won’t be able to share much of it.

There are several osprey in the area, and they were all in the air, sometimes flying close to each other–a phenomena I need to investigate more. I would have thought they would be more territorial. In the meantime, the osprey has definitely claimed the tallest stump on the peninsula, often resting upon it.

The acreage was beautiful this morning, cool and clear after yesterday’s rain. As always, nature put on a show. Scattered everywhere about were spider webs encrusted with glistening jewels. This photo does not do it justice. Multiply it by hundreds and you can imagine the foliage shimmering in the morning sun.

The lake itself was beautiful as well, letting off steam in select locations this morning. As much as I enjoy the summer’s birds, I can’t help but love the fall’s mystical beauty.

Green Thought: “There’s so much humanity in a love of trees, so much nostalgia for our first sense of wonder, so much power in just feeling our own insignificance when we are surrounded by nature.”― Muriel Barbery, The Elegance of the Hedgehog