I had reached the turning point in my run. Took a quick picture of the bridge under which I turned. Later, over breakfast, as I was checking the pictures, I realized that the shot managed to capture a bird of prey (eagle? falcon? hawk) take off in full glory. I had not even noticed the bird!!! It could not have been more than a few yards awY from me behind the bushes.
I wish the sun was behind me instead of in front. The light and color has not come thru well…
Not a very common sight on a late spring evening (this was nearly 9PM on 6th of June)…
That is an American Goldfinch with a Red Cardinal.
Growing up in a place where soccer was immensely popular, yellow and red were the jersey colors of one of the top two teams those days – called East Bengal. Rivalry between the top two teams amongst its fans was pretty intense. I was with the other team – Mohun Bagan. I am not sure I will ever see a green and a purple color bird on my bird feeder ever!
It was good to see and talk to a few veterans and their families. There was a paratrooper who jumped from a plane with a 700 square feet flag. And there was our familiar and funny neighbor Bill meticulously dressed for the occasion (you can see him speaking in the picture)…