Finally managed to get a picture of a bird that isn’t a Canada Goose or a Mallard

I’ve posted before about my attempts at bird photography. Usually I don’t find birds at all (I think they must see me coming and hide). On the odd occasion that I do come a across a bird it’s usually either a Canada Goose or a Mallard.

This time was different. I was walking the dog from Half Moon Bay to Croton Landing Park when I saw a large shadow pass over my head. I looked up and this magnificent bird alighted on one of the lamp posts along the path. I believe it’s a red-tailed hawk.

Taken with an Olympus OM-D EM-10 and Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-42 f3.5-4.6 II

A Walk along the Hudson in Peekskill – Seagull

I came across a large flock of seagulls by the river next to the Metro-North station in Peekskill. They were clustered around something (maybe something edible?) on the ground. A small boy would rush towards them and they would all take to the air. He would move away and they would return to the ground. This pattern repeated itself several times. During one of the bird’s ascents I managed to get this picture of it in the air.

Taken with an Olympus OM-D EM-10 and Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-42 f3.5-4.6 II

Encounter in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

I came across these deer in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery the other day and they weren’t the only ones. As I continued walking I kept bumping into small groups of deer. There weren’t many people or cars around so the deer felt brave enough to wander around. Also the snow had melted in patches so they had some grass to munch on.

Taken with an Olympus OM-D EM-10 and Panasonic Lumix G Vario 14-42 f3.5-4.6 II