I'm always prepared when it comes to my camera. It sits on my counter ready to grab at a moment's notice!! Here's why ... it rained a couple of days ago (in California .. real water from the sky), and I noticed this beauty sitting on top of my back fence. Too bad my long lens was still packed away in the rig. THAT will come out today and sit on the counter also!! He's pretty big ... maybe 18 inches tall. As I clicked away, he turned around ......
Then did a dive bomb to the ground inside the corral, where he disappeared in the bushes. I figured he must be after a gopher. As he flew back up to the fence, I didn't really see anything in his beak or claws, but apparently he had something!!
Must have been a big worm ... he sat on the fence and used his beak to tear it up and toss it down.
Next thing I know, he does it again in the opposite direction. I guess that little bit of rain brought some goodies to the surface. After an hour of fence dining, he flew away. What a beautiful Red Shouldered Hawk!! He's been back two times since, so I'm headed to the rig for the lens ... in which case I probably won't see him again, but at least I'll be prepared!!
I wasn't prepared for this either ... I finally got those 300 pieces sewn together and I ran out of thread!! How frustrating is that!! Just when I was going to see what the first section will look like, I'm dead in the water.
I've got a REAL exciting appointment today ... the dentist .. Ouch!! Followed by the Contractor ... ouch in the pocketbook!! It's going to be an OUCHY day!!!