Saturday, May 16, 2009
Shadow Shot Sunday #52
Shadow Shot Sunday (Saturday in the U.S.) is hosted by Tracey from Hey Harriet.
I have been watching a few bird nests, through live cams. A hummingbird, a robin, a redtailed hawk, all on UStream, and no less than three eagles, from the Hancock Wildlife Foundation's cameras. I've watched them sitting on their eggs, the eggs hatching, and the feeding and raising of the chicks. I have enjoyed it tremendously. That's a lot of nests, but being retired, I have more time than good sense.
For today's shadow I actually took a picture off the screen of a live cam on an eagle's nest up in Hornby Island, in Canada. I think I got a pretty good shadow of the mother eagle. Her one remaining chick - if you can still call it a chick once it has reached this size - is lying half-asleep in front of her.
Then there are the three hawk chicks. One is peering over the edge of the nest at the traffic below. The nest is on a ledge of the building at Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.
And the others are in the robins' nest.
I realize the photos are not sharp and clear, but they were taken off the video screens with a point and shoot camera. The robins can be seen at:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/Robin-s-Nest. the eagles and hawks can be found by clicking on the pictures at the top of my sidebar.