Saturday, July 28, 2012
One for the Birds
Lots of people leaving camp for home today, so I didn't have any hikers. On the way home with my two teenagers, I was wondering if one photo of an ambush bug was sufficient "material" for an interesting blog post when we saw a photogenic cluster of Canada Geese in a freshly mowed field. They were feasting on the many seeds left behind by the baling machine. Then, while trying to keep my eyes on the road at 35 mph, I thought I saw a large group of Ravens with downward-curved bills. Not possible, so I figured I'd better stop. It was a group of White-faced Ibises. My son popped the telephoto onto my camera and I got a few shots from the driver's seat, then got out to approach the barbed-wire fence. The birds decided to relocate, so I got some nice photos of take-offs and landings. I pretty much ignored the geese, although a few managed to get into the some of the photos.