where you had been??! was missing you a lot. good that you are back. yes this bird was beautiful. but was at far. i had to zoom a lot to get this shot. that's drawback i tried to cover up using photoshop. may be next time a better one. but birds of prey are always tempting, ain't they? seeing one, even at far, could be an experience!
and THANKS A LOT for the ID of this tree. you may think what's a big deal? but i had always liked to know plants, and call them using their names. weird, i know :) but like that only. not knowing the name of this big tree was making me restless. now am going to study minutely which one is this.. a Pin Oak, or a Turkey Oak. thanks! :)