Finally last Sunday we had a partly sunny day - here in the Pacific Northwest they say "sun breaks" and we all know that means we are going to have no rain that day - hopefully. So off we go - first brunch and then out to look for birds. It has been so long since I've taken a good photo - what with a miserable winter cold that overtook my life. Don was doing all the cooking and cleaning and shopping - and I was just trying to survive the nasty cold - but I beat it - finally. Nothing so bad as a winter cold - unless it is a summer cold, or a spring cold - well you get the idea. Cold free - we set off on our adventure.
I've seen this black swan in a private pond for several years now - and never stopped to take a picture - today was the day
I was amazed at the ruffly feathers
Such a pretty bird!!
In Black and White the reflection shows up much clearer, as do the drops of water on his neck.
I was hoping he would spread his wings so we could see more of the white - but not today
And here come the swan's buddies - two ponies in the same field
They were very friendly - and while I was concentrating on the swan, one came right up and touched my face with its nose - I told her it was not nice to scare people like that - but she thought it was funny.
See you next time - with eagles and hawks