Over the years I've always worked on Veteran's Day, but today I thought I would take the day off. I spent the day reflecting on my military experience (my role in the military, the lifelong friends I made, etc.) and I went out to look for wildlife to photograph. I truly hoped to have a good opportunity with a bald eagle (as that is our national bird), but that didn't happen. All I saw was one immature bald eagle far and high in the sky.
It was a beautiful day out, mostly sunny, yet extremely windy! I bounced all over the place and most of what I saw was far in the distance. The highlight of my day was at my last stop, Vassar Farms, where I ran into some Eastern Bluebirds who were landing on colorful stakes. Although a mostly quiet day, I did enjoy the bluebirds. They are small, fast, and beautiful.