Saturday, February 18, 2012

Winter Wings Festival: Day 2

Bald EagleBald Eagle, Worden, Oregon, 18 February 2012 by Greg Gillson.

 

The Winter Wings Festival climaxed tonight with a banquet, where I shared a pleasant meal with Debra Shearwater, and the keynote address by Kenn Kaufman. The keynote speech was attended by about 350-400 people, if my estimating numbers of people is any good. It was an excellent (and funny) presentation with an overall theme of being proud to be a birder.

Since it's too late tonight to do that topic any justice, I present two photos of raptors from Township Road, near the California border south of Klamath Falls, Oregon. I spent most of the day photographing Rough-legged Hawks with Brian Sullivan, one of the founders of eBird. In one field alone we had 17 Rough-legged Hawks. In another field a mile away were 46 Bald Eagles. Tens-of-thousands of Greater White-fronted Geese flew over, several thousand Tundra Swans, at least a thousand Snow and Ross's Geese,...

 

Rough-legged HawkRough-legged Hawk, Worden, Oregon, 18 February 2012 by Greg Gillson.

 

2 comments:

  1. Greg,

    Looks like you had a great time at the Winger Wings Festival this year. Could we possibly use some of your photos to promote the 2013 Festival?

    Thanks, Diana Samuels, coordinator WWF

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    1. Yes, Diana, just let me know what ones you want and I'll get the larger size photos to you.

      Greg

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