Yesterday I managed to put up an 18 spot on the run counter. In celebration, I cleaned up the house, scrubbed the bathrooms, vacuumed, gave the dogs a bath and steam cleaned all the hardwood floors in the house. Believe that? No!?! I’m hurt.. but the truth sometimes hurt – not as much as my body hurts, which is why I simply thought about those things and then crashed on the couch – hehehehe. Now I’m just going to sit in this comfy chair and bang out a new post for you. Today’s topic is all about a birthday present to myself. Back in January I took a day off from work and went birding in Emiquon. These were the results of that day.
I was taking some pictures of Eagles out on the ice when all of a sudden I saw two Mute Swans out of the corner of my eye heading straight for me. Although startled, I did manage to get The Beast turned in their direction just in time to get a few incoming shots. They noticed the big glass pointed their way and diverted their flight.
Predicting how this might end, I kept the camera pointed in their direction as they went in for a landing. Sure enough, when they hit the ice they slid for about 10 feet. I will give them credit, they rode out that slide like pros.
Hit the jump to view a few more shots from the birding day!