January 24, 2014
I find that the more I return to a location, the better my chances for success with wildlife photos. The two pictures here are a good example. These pictures were taken at a pond a few hundred yards from my house. I often go there in the mornings to see what is out and I’m becoming more familiar with the habits of the local wildlife.
There is one particular oak tree that a red-shouldered hawk likes to perch in. You could easily miss him, since it is a large tree and he is at the very top. But now that I know his habits I always look for him up there. Last week I noticed that he had a partner. I had never seen two hawks in the tree before. I started taking pictures and one flew off, giving me a nice picture of a hawk in flight. Luck goes to the familiar.