After the airport I went down to Ohio to catch some flying things of a different sort.
First up is a blue flag iris that was by the stream.
The blue flag iris was nice but it was the egret that caught my attention.
Unfortunately, I closed within his bubble.
And he took off laughing.
I was able to catch up with him a little further down the stream.
But then he got clearance from the tower and took off.
It made for a nice picture though.
So then I headed over to the boardwalk to catch some other birds. First up there was a Baltimore Oriole. Not sure which one though.
Wasn't sure what kind of bird this was but after posting a picture on Facebook, I found out it was a yellow warbler.
Just went for a couple more shots.
I'll have to admit, he looks pretty happy when singing.
Looks like the bird is saying, "Hey what are you looking at?"
A young eagle. I'm not sure if this is one of the ones born earlier this year though. Something tells me not.
I think this is a Canada anemone
I'm pretty sure this is an eagle.
Another set of blue flag irises. These were on the way out of the park.
And one more.
Then I headed over to the Ottawa National Wildlife Reserve. A family of geese.
A soon to be family of Sand Hill cranes.
An egret hiding in the reeds.
If I hadn't been driving at the time, I would have gotten a much better shot of a trumpeter swan. I'd swear it flew about 6 feet in front of the car. These birds look huge when they are that close. Anyway, I guess this picture isn't too bad.