Posted by peskypippi | Posted in Animals, Nature, Photography | Posted on 19-11-2014
Tags: bird, bird watching, hike, nature, photography
I was on a mission to photograph some birds. I was in prime territory: a nature preserve and home of migrating winter birds. The timing was perfect, a fall day with a little sun, a little rain. It was just me and my camera and my parka. Oops, no parka.
Shielding my camera lens from the rain, under my t-shirt, I journeyed and meandered with my eyes peeled.
Beautiful ponds! Beautiful clouds! Beautiful nature all around!
I was looking for birds, yet I found everything but. Sometimes you find things when you’re not looking for them…ah, yes, another life metaphor…
Where were the birds? I looked high. I looked low. I looked near. I looked far. This was beginning to seem like a Dr.-Seuss-Meets-Where’s-Waldo book. WTF? Where’re the fowl? 🙂
Then I stumbled upon this sign. Well, whaddya know? It was September 30. I was one day early. Ah, that must be it. The birds had a schedule and they were sticking to it.
As I was heading to the car, I suddenly heard geese in the distance. I looked up and there they were: migrating Canadian Geese!
Their timing was perfect. Arriving one day ahead of schedule (according to the sign), and five minutes before I was about to leave.