Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Big Bird

I've been climbing the various tall hills in Washington Park on Saturday mornings. The erosion and breakup of the different types of rock makes them very interesting to observe and somewhat treacherous to climb. Many of the hills have bare rock pillars projecting from their tops.

I often see evidence that hawk type birds hang out on these natural perches. Occasionally I have seen birds up there too. This past week I encountered a self confident one that let me take his picture.

I've carried a 100mm lens the last few weeks, because it is pretty compact, but I'm going to go back to taking a big heavy zoom lens. The 100mm is proving to be too long for panoramas, yet too short to get great bird shots when the occasion presents itself.

This photo is a full scale crop of the original frame. This bird looks similar to the Warawara in my bird book, but not exactly the same, so I'm not sure what it is.

1 comment:

Brad said...

One bird expert here on Bonaire agrees that it looks like a Wara Wara, except for the color. Best guess - a juvenile Wara Wara.