We were at Brookside Gardens in Maryland last weekend, another favorite spot we have been visiting ever since we discovered it a few years ago. The fragrance garden was on our list but it was closed off due to a wedding. Cheers to the Bride and Groom and off down another path we traveled, knowing that there were plenty of other pretty spots to look at and knowing that we will be back here again, probably next Spring.
One door closes and another door opens. We hadn't gone far when my good spotter and hubby looked up and saw this awesome sight, a bird of prey high up in one of the tallest trees in the garden.
Do you know what kind he is? I have no idea. He was too far away to get a decent shot and I cropped this one to get as close as I could. I was very happy as this is the first one I have seen for any length of time. My feathered friend perched there for several minutes before flying away. I occasionally see a lighter colored and much smaller falcon when I am driving around closer to home but always on a telephone wire and always while driving in heavy traffic, with no opportunity to grab my camera at any of these sightings.
One of the volunteer ladies came over and we chatted for a while. She didn't know what it was either but thought that maybe it was a younger bird with that light coloring.
Camera Critters is a great meme created by Misty Dawn. You can find other critter photos by clicking here.