Took a quick ride to Lake Erie Metropark and saw a few territorial Tree Swallows staking out nest boxes.
It started with an immature Bald Eagle at a great height.
|Full frame with 500 mm lens|
|Cropped image of Bald Eagle|
There must have been some strong thermals boiling up, as every raptor I saw was at or above the threshold of naked eye visibility. Below is a photo of some of the 65 Turkey Vultures I counted.
Evidence of the thermals can be seen in the next photo of a.....
|plastic grocery bag|
It kind of ironic that the free flying plastic bag appears to have a green tree printed on it. If Al Gore weren't alive he'd be rolling over in his grave.
Now we can take irony to next level by imagining that this discarded bag was lifted off the landfill two miles south of my house and is riding the same thermals and southwest winds that the vultures are riding back to Canada. The same Canada that ships their garbage across the border to Michigan landfills rather than creating or using their existing trash dumps.