This morning as I was coming down the stairs, out of the corner of my eye I thought I saw a HUGE pair of wings descending towards our yard. Luckily, the back patio door was open and as I headed through the dining room to ascertain what all the bird commotion was, I was truly startled to see this enormous visitor on our fence. You can click on the pictures to enlarge.
After a few frantic expletives, I was racing for my little camera, still in my purse from yesterday's outing. The first photo I was able to snap was through the screen at quite a distance, as I didn't want to scare my elegant gentleman? caller away.
My dumb little camera takes what seems like waaaay tooo loooong to recuperate and allow the next shot. But I managed to use the zoom and stay as still as one can whilst holding one's breath!
The next shot was the jinx. The flash went off and the jig was up. After landing on the roof of the garden shed, Mr. Heron flew off through the yards. I was the only person out there!
I excitedly phoned the professor to tell him of my luck at capturing this event. He may have thought to question my sanity had I not had this pictorial record of the landing, and subsequent departure. I think it must be a sign. I'm not sure what sign, just a sign.