Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Incidental Bird Sighting

I was kicking myself today.  I had a job interview and a bunch of time between the interview and class, so I decided to go home... specifically to get my camera and go birding at Lakeside Park.  Then I got home and thought "You know, I think I'll just take a nap instead."  Which was a reasonable idea because I didn't get much sleep tonight.  But I intentionally and premeditatively did not put my camera in my bag like I usually do.  "I'm not going birding," I said.  And I missed what would have been probably the coolest shot of my life.

I did get it on my phone, but the quality isn't there.  It's still a cute picture for a cute memory, though:
Barred Owl, from below, looking at me like "What in hell
are you looking at me like that for?"

I don't see that many owls.  My last sighting was a Great Horned Owl that landed on a tree right next to me while I was deer hunting; I also got a cameraphone picture of him, but it was so dark out that it only showed up as an indistinct blob of gray.  Sigh.