I've been enjoying my new spotting scope, the Vortex Razor HD!
|We spotted this cute Yellow-bellied Flycatcher at the Grimsby Sewage Lagoons.|
This morning, Cait and I went to Luther Marsh to see what we could find. Below are a few shots from the trip.
I was just showing Caitlyn a Belted Kingfisher through the spotting scope when all of a sudden the Merlin appeared in view and tried to attack the Kingfisher, which dove into the water several times to escape. This went on for about 30 seconds before they both perched in opposite trees. In the shot below you can see the Merlin in the top right and the Kingfisher bottom left.
The Kingfisher got bold and flew directly into the tree and sat right above the Merlin! I thought it was pretty ambitious of the Merlin since the Kingfisher is about the same size! After a brief standoff, the Merlin darted out across the pond looking for easier fare and quickly caught a dragonfly.
|Kingfisher sitting above the Merlin|