And yet ANOTHER beautiful morning and day. This morning I walked up the canal a way with my longest lens combination (70-200 + 2X) on in hopes a some good bird photos. I didn't get many great ones but I have since learned two things. One, European Goldfinches aren't all bright yellow like American ones. Two, apparently the large bird I saw soaring (actually saw two different ones) is a Red Kite and not very common. Which is why the not so great photos made the cut today :) I wouldn't have really noticed the red kites, except at one point I realized it was higher than a plane flying nearby and it must be a pretty big bird.
European Goldfinch - Oxford Canal, Oxford, England
It hasn't been the nicest spring in memory and I haven't been walking the canal as much and the third strike is that I haven't even come close to keeping up with the photography. Today I got home at a reasonable time and it was sunny and in the 70's, first time all three of those happened at once in a long long time. So I took a walk along the canal to check out a path I was considering for a much longer walk this weekend (won't happen, far too overgrown,...stinging nettles at that). Anyway, I did take a few photos.
This Year It's Triplets - Oxford Canal, England
Bridge 238 - Oxford Canal, England
Pond Clean-up Near Duke's Cut - Oxford Canal, England