The GUARDIAN got away from the city on the first day of Spring–armed with a camera and 300 mm lens. For the safety and comfort of the nesting pair of eagles, we won’t disclose the location, but it was in the foothills where the grass is turning green.
A little wildlife photography tip: your car is a great blind. Pull safely off the traveled portion of any road and quietly lower the window ( us old timers “rolled down the window). Shoot with the engine off and use your digital camera at the longest telephoto zoom setting you have and fire away.
You can find deer along Highway 21 near Lucky Peak, the high bridge and all the way to Arrow Rock Dam. Also in the Garden Valley area past the ranger station. Birds are also beginning to get active–Albertson Park and Ann Morrison are both good bets for geese and ducks. American wigeons, mallards, and wood ducks can be found right in the city.
Any of you bird watchers willing to share good viewing spots and techniques are welcome to comment.
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