I got out after last week’s snow to visit the Millennium Park Crows and they were happy to see me. But only after I managed to take enough pictures of a Cooper’s Hawk that was sitting in one of their trees. The hawk was not very cooperative with me.
A few more photos of my always cooperative Crows. One Crow in particular was determined to see how he could fit more hot dogs into his bill.
On Friday afternoon, I decided to go down to the lakefront again. Predictably, the birds were far out.
But I did manage to get up close and personal with a Mallard in the harbor.
And then as I walked around the side of the Columbia Yacht Club where some people were fishing off the docks, I found some Red-Breasted Mergansers. But they became less than interested in me quite quickly, so I took out my photographic frustration on a willing first cycle Herring Gull.
Hoping to get out before the end of this week, depending on the weather and work. We have been very cold the last couple days, making it tempting to stay indoors.