And speaking of birds, how cool is this? I just ran across this shot
when I was looking for another picture. I snapped the picture of this bald eagle last autumn. It sat on the very top of the tree for the longest time. I really wanted to get a picture when he (she?) took off to see the wingspan. But my arms got so tired (I really have remember my tripod) that I eventually gave up.
Just as I was about to pack up my camera, it began fluttering its wings and took off. I managed to get a few shots before it was too late. This is my favorite.