Birds

The Unexpected

You never know when something exciting may cross your path.

I was in the grocery store parking lot, starting to leave and saw a hawk in the middle of the aisle.

Ready to park and pull out the camera, I saw him flush up from a passing car.

Of course, my eye followed where he went, and my car followed him.

I found him tucked behind the shopping center in a wetland.

He was calm and quiet, allowing me to get close to get a beautiful – full frame capture.

It took me a long time to figure out what it was that he had caught.
Finally after zooming in, I can see the little foot of a starling just under his belly.

Be ready for anything that may cross your path when least expected.

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If you do not expect the unexpected you will not find it, for it is not to be reached by search or trail.

Heraclitus

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  1. So interesting and beautiful. Emily – we are happy to report that the Dove has produced three babies, I didn’t realize that they were probably born a bit ago, because they are quite grown and ready to fly the nest already. I’m thinking this weekend they’ll make their first debut. They are so cute ~

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