January 28, Grand Isle
I found three YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS
in Red Cedar / Honeysuckle / Barberry habitat
during a failed search for Bohemian Waxwings.
At a different site, a BALD EAGLE had blocked my route.
Ordinarily, I wouldn't stare at a close eagle or hawk,
or aim a lens at one, for more than a second,
but because the goal was to get by ... one of many photos ...
The eagle held its perch, even though I had to walk
directly under it a couple times on the dead-end path.
Dave Hoag, Grand Isle