Once again I was surprised by my own photo when I got home and downloaded the images. I saw this bird sitting in an dead tree and stopped and took some photos, I watched it for a while because hawks are my favorite type of bird. I watched this one, and every once in a while it would look at me, the tree it was in wasn't all that big so I could get a pretty good shot. I decided to wait a bit to see if it would take off, or spread it's wings just to make the shot more interesting, I didn't have to wait too long, off it went, and for once I thought I had actually gotten a picture that was in focus, but I had no idea what kind of bird it was, I figured I would look it up when I got home and could compare my photo to the pictures and descriptions in my bird book, that and I had forgotten the book at home so I would have to wait anyway. I thought it would be an ordinary old hawk, one of the ones that frequent our area but once I looked it up I found out it was a peregrine falcon, a bird I have never seen before, I was pleasantly surprised, I love it when I can add a bird to my life list, especially when I didn't expect it.
"Sometime I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter."-Ansel Adams