Birds and Critters

September 20, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Frog eyesFrog eyesA frog peers out of a marsh.

Recently, I went hiking with my family at Huntley Meadows. It's a great place to see wildlife near Washington, D.C. However, since we were going in the late morning, I wasn't expecting to see much in the way of wildlife. Most of the animals are active early in the morning or late evening, especially when it's hot out, as it has been lately. So, I left my big telephoto lens at home and brought a small telephoto, just in case.

Sure enough, the clouds came out, the temperature dropped, and the animals came out in play. I was glad to have that smaller telephoto. It would have been nice to bring the bigger lens, but I think some of these turned out great. The first photo (above) is my favorite. The frogs seemed especially plentiful.

Frog in the mudFrog in the mudA frog sits in a muddy marsh.

The birds were out as well. The first one below (off in the distance) is an egret. The next one is a green heron and the last is a great blue heron.

Huntley MeadowsHuntley MeadowsAn egret in the distance in Huntley Meadows, Virginia.

Green heronGreen heronA green heron stalks around the marsh.

Great Blue Heron Standing TallGreat Blue Heron Standing TallA great blue heron standing tall.


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