I headed out early this morning to start the first of my two weekly bird surveys. First up was a trip around the wildlife drive on the Lower Klamath NWR. I took along my cameras, of course, and an extra one. I had borrowed the refuge’s camera with the 600mm lens to give it a try. What a treat to have a lens that powerful! Needless to say, I took hundreds of photos that will take me some time to process. So, tonight I’ll just show you some pics of an encounter that I had at the beginning of my route.
As I started down the auto tour route, I noticed that there was a lot of smoke in the air, and something in the middle of the road. Looked like a young coyote to me, so I stopped the truck, turned off the engine, and just enjoyed the moments.
She got up, but couldn’t decide what to do.
First, she went to the left side of the road.
“Maybe I should run and hide.”
“No, I think I’ll lie down on the other side of the road.”
“If I look the other way, she won’t see me.”
Then she ran down the embankment, but still had to check on me. “Are you still there?”
Back up again, muddy paws and all. Eventually, she got tired of me being there and wandered off into the brush on the other side. I headed on my way, but a look in the rearview mirror showed me that as soon as I left, she came up once again to sit in the middle of the road. Must be a favorite sunning spot for her. (I just used my camera for these shots. That 600mm lens weighs a ton, and hand holding it for shots through the windshield wasn’t an option.)
I did get some nice pictures later with the borrowed camera, but ran into that minor disaster during uploading them to my computer. Half of them disappeared, and I’ve got a help call out to Rick. Hopefully he can help me recover them. I’m sure I clicked the wrong button somewhere along the line on the computer. Uf-dah!
Thanks for stopping by… talk to you later, Judy