Black-capped Chickadees are a hard subject to photograph. They don't hold still for very long, so I spent part of my morning in pursuit of a good shot on these tiny birds.
Huge pieces of ice are left behind from a ice jam that moved and melted away.
A flash of huge wings of dark brown and a white tail and head told me it was an eagle that swooped down on the highway ahead of me dodging traffic. A squirrel lay in the road, and this huge bird needed a bite to eat. It was amazing how it saw such a small morsel in the middle of town. It flew to a nearby tree and I got off the road to catch a few pictures. I tossed the squirrel off toward it and it sat and looked at easier pickings. I stayed for a bit and snapped fast. I was shocked how easy this was to shoot, they normally don't stick around near humans.
I have been watching a few Bluebirds that stayed over the winter. This large prairie area obviously has enough food and shelter to keep them there.
That first print in the snow
I like to be there and leave my mark
And hope others will see that mark I make.