These masked lapwings nest in the yard next door every year. Hopefully, their second attempt at parenthood this spring will have a better outcome. The earlier brood fell victim to the neighbor’s cat. Mr. takes parenting seriously starting work on the new family the day after the massacre.
FOTD – Monday 31 August
Connecting with the natural world, helps me through difficult times.
I have had a Canon Macro 100mm 1:28 lens in the cupboard for several years and hardly used it. Previous attempts to master it were disappointing. So the challenge for the coming weeks is to improve my photography using this lens. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
I adore Tawny Frogmouths. People often think they are an owl but they’re actually a nocturnal bird related to the Nightjar. The way you can tell is you look at their feet. They have dainty feet while owls have big powerful feet for catching prey. When feeling threatened, Tawny Frogmouths have evolved to be world class magicians. They stay perfectly still, close their eyes and take on the shape of a branch; their feathers blend into the tree and… they disappear.