Big Morning at Spring Valley Wildlife Area

Wow - what a morning. Bright sunny skies, crisp air and great photography. The migratory birds are numerous and close, making great photo opportunities. Picked up three new species, and had my first chance to take quality photographs of the American Bald Eagle. Glad to see the species recover so well its returning to the area. 

Prothonotary Warbler Nikon D7000 ISO 720 600mm f/7.1 1/800 sec

Palm Warbler Nikon D7000 ISO 800 600mm f/7.1 1/800 sec

Female Red-Winged Blackbird ISO 800 600mm f/7.1 1/800 sec

Tree Swallow ISO 800 600mm f/7.1 1/800 sec

Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher Nikon D7000 ISO 450 600mm f/7.1 1/800 sec

Sora Nikon D7000 ISO 800 600mm f/8.0 1/1250 sec

Last, but not least. The Bald Eagle along the banks of the Little Miami River just outside Spring Valley, Ohio. Absolutely amazed to have this just 5 minutes from my house. 

American Bald Eagle Nikon D7000 600mm f/8.0 1/1250 sec