Originally uploaded by Michael J. Mahoney
I haven't had a lot of time to take pictures besides the boy. This is a shot of the neighborhood at sunset. I liked the sky's colors and the street lamp in the foreground.
For quite a while I've wanted to get a good picture of a bald eagle. I finally have a good start. I went down to Mason Neck State Park and saw a couple of eagles flying around. Unfortunately they were a bit too far away for a good picture. I then went up to the GW Parkway to check out the new eagles nest and was surprised by all the activity. The observers think they recently laid eggs. This is the female as she flew right by us maybe 20 feet in the air heading back to her nest.
I spent the morning out at Mason Neck Refuge and State park. It is a nice park with quite a bit of wild life. I was able to see quite a few birds even though it is between seasons. This scene was taken overlooking the water this morning.
This view of the Potomac was taken on a short trip to a local park. It is on the Virginia Birding Trail. I was skeptical at first, but there were lots of wood peckers some blue jays and cardinals. There were a couple of hawks. One came screaming in above me. Unfortunately he was moving too fast to capture. On one trail there was one in a tree I didn't see until he flew off. Anyway, nice view of the river.
I have driven by this place many times and never found the opportunity to take a picture. Today I had to run to the grocery store so I stretched my errands into a small photo trip.