This challenge reminded me of a Great Egret we saw perched on the end of a dock at an RV Park in Cedar Key, Florida more than a few years ago. It ignored me as it kept on preening and I kept snapping away.
After browsing through my archives I came up with few more birds that meet the challenge.
Of all the birds of prey I’ve seen in the wild, the Bald Eagle is by far my favorite. These magnificent birds mate for life and return to the same nest year after year. Alaska is a Bald Eagle lovers paradise.
There are Bald Eagles on some of the Georgia barrier islands near our home but it isn’t every day that one decides to perch on top of our neighbor’s dock house. I was able to get a photo of this Bald Eagle on a foggy December afternoon.
Sometimes I can hear the owls in the trees in our neighborhood but they are hard to see. One morning this juvenile horned owl perched on our dock for a while.
Hawks are birds of prey I’ve often seen in Georgia and Florida.
An occasional hawk will fly over our back yard in search of a tasty morsel. One day one stopped for a break on a fence post.
I often see ospreys soaring overhead as they search for food. I have managed to capture some on their nests.