Post-snowpocalyptic Life.

This week I've been doing something new- trying to learn how to take pictures.  I've been a lazy bum about the whole thing for so many years that I finally decided it's time to really understand things.   Thankfully I have friends who actually know what they're doing and are quite helpful.  All photos from this post were taken NOT on auto for once...


This Pileated Woodpecker at Rooster Rock was a most obliging subject, pecking away for twenty minutes while I sat in the car trying to figure out how the hell to use a camera.  It was raining and foggy but I was pretty happy with a good handful of photos. 


Also at the park, a ground squirrel sent my carload of dogs into an excited frenzy...


Robins made for easy target practice too.


Yesterday I went up to Ridgefield for more practice.   I will start with one of the worst photos I wish to share, only because it makes me happy:


Heh.  Things at the refuge were tame overall.  Eagles were the stars but I will start with the waterfowl...


Pintails are rad, though I would never want one as a pet.  Unlike some people.  Now for the eagles.  They were all over, doing cool stuff.

Bad shot of awesome behavior


Obviously I need to work on zooming out a little faster...  And now for an even worse shot of eagles doing something even more awesome, taken through the back window of the car at a good distance...


Valentine's day sexy time!  Bring on the eaglets!!!  Good times!!!