There are times when I think I might just as well leave the camera at home. After all, it seems to get me in trouble with the family a lot! You see, when the camera(s) and I are out together, my eyes are like sonar….they are constantly scanning to the left and right, looking for something unique or unusual!
Yesterday, we went out for a little while. Mark needed some things at Lowe’s, so I suggested we go for a little ride to Geneva. It was a very cold, but sunny day. While in Geneva, we decided to grab some Kentucky Fried Chicken for dinner.
We left the store, when I heard that distinct sound of geese flying overhead! I only had the little Panasonic camera with me. I am just beginning to feel more clear in my thinking after that bout with the flu/cold. I looked up and saw what apeared to be white geese flying overhead.
The sun was shining so brightly, I figured the Canada Geese were just “looking” white, as the sun reflected off their bodies. But as I looked at the dark wing tips, it just didn’t add up. I started looking around on the internet and saw photos of Snow Geese. While flying, they definitely have dark tips on their wings. These birds were headed due north, so I am now wondering if that is, indeed, what I saw! (Note to self: BIG kick in the backside for NOT having the Nikon on hand…..)
We drove homeward. As Mark was getting ready to turn onto state route 21, I saw what looked like a swarm of bees, but they were birds!
I am not certain if these were Seagulls or not! I have never seen so MANY at once! The field they were swarming over was filled with birds as well. Now, had I been alone, I would have parked the truck somewhere so I could investigate, but, alas….
So…am I “Bird-watcher” or “Bird-brain”? And, WHY do these things *only* happen when everyone is in the vehicle?