Rain Yet Again

It was another rainy day. Determined to get out I put on a raincoat. Snug fit over a jacket or I am a lot fatter than the last time I wore it. I cut a section off a heavy trash bag and wrapped the lens and top of camera, kept that on with rubber bands. Off I went for a couple hours. Then the rain was just too heavy to take photographs.

The most interesting find was a Kingfisher and Grebe catching crayfish. I had watched the kingfisher the other day and it was regurgitating. Left a big pile on the rocks below the railing it was perched on. Now I know it was crayfish shell it could not consume. I had thought it was too cold for crawdads to be active. In the old days when I worked as a fishing guide I would keep up with the water temperature. Below 38 degrees catching was very tough if memory serves. It has been warm enough in that same cove turtles are crawling out on a rock.

My original intent when starting this blog was to capture 12 quality images a day, also to learn to write. Sharing it with anyone interested in the wonders outdoors I so appreciate. Maybe it is time I adjust my thinking. A poor image or images may tell a story. Also that story may take more than that one instant when pressing the shutter. Anyhow, getting out in the rain was worth it. I learned a little.

It was also interesting to watch the two birds once they had caught their prey. The kingfisher would repeatedly bang the crawdad against the wire. Flip it up and chomp it. The grebe would also flip it up and chomp it. Then toss it up and grab it again when it hit the water. I suppose these were methods to kill it. These are the tiny stories of the world of other species that keep me coming back…

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Today’s Flashback Photo American Kestrel

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2 Responses to Rain Yet Again

  1. It’s tough to get anything done in the rain, but you still managed to pull off some good shots. Interesting that the birds can’t digest the shells.
    Nice shot of the kestrel!

    • Grampy says:

      New Hampshire Gardener,
      Bad weather can make things more difficult but it can be an aid. Birds are not as skittish, the kingfisher for example let me get closer than they usually do. Thank You, I wanted to get a closer look at what it threw up but it was in a bad spot to climb too. I think the kestrels are one of the prettiest birds.

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