Thursday, March 3, 2011

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Recently I took an Ornithology class. I have always had an interest in birds, so when I was able to take a college level class, I jumped at the opportunity. Many of our classes were held at the Forsythe National Wildlife refuge. It has become one of my favorite birding spots. During my trip there today, I spotted this beautiful Short Eared Owl.  I am really wishing I had rented the 150 - 500mm.

13 comments:

Carrie said...

What a gorgeous place! Should I be embarassed that I've never heard of Ornithology?

snapshots2011 said...

I bet that the guy with nice glass would let us borrow his :)

Gretchen said...

Wonderful! I'm quickly falling in love with bird watching. They're all so beautiful! (Funny... I've spent some time in Forsythe... it IS beautiful there!)

Michelle said...

Neat...I would love to take a class like that. Good job on spotting him, he really blends in.

Carrie said...

Very cool hobby! I love how you captured the wind blowing in the photo.

Kimberly said...

Wonderful photo!

I was slightly jealous of someone's lens the other day. Although I believe he was from the local paper, so it probably wasn't "his" lens anyway. But it sure was a nice big zoom. :)

Melissa said...

Wow that's amazing! What a cool place.

Keara @ Now I Know What Life Is All About said...

LOL! I have never heard of it either. That really does look like a beautiful place!

Ashley @ 365 things said...

It looks so serene out there. :) A place I'd like to plop down a blanket and grab a good book to read. Or take a nap...

Jennifer said...

What a great shot. Great composition and enjoy your new hobby!

Melissa said...

I'd like to go to the center and take a birding class! Awesome capture!

The Clip Cafe said...

How's the camouflage!!

melinda365.com said...

Very nice! He sure is camouflaged- good job spotting him! Love the blowing weeds. . .