Saturday, February 25, 2012

The Chosen Alternative

Today's original plan was to catch up with a friend both literally and figuratively speaking!  Not having seen my friend in months and right now my friend not being 100% healed, it was to be an opportunity to X-C Ski at my slower pace together while filling in each other on the happenings in our lives.  When neither of us could see anything out our windows at dawn due to fog, snow, etc we touched basis and decided to call it a day before the day even got started and would head in separate directions later.

When the day did get started,  my chosen alternative to C-X Skiing was a stroll around the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary.  It was my first visit there other then running by the area during marathon training runs a few years back or passing by on my bike heading to Fish Creek Park.
I soon realized this may not have been the best day to check it out.  I could hear the odd bird but wasn't seeing any.  It was cold and windy, and like I should have done, I figured they were staying inside.  I looked closer but no one was home!
Finally, a visual to match the chirps.  This was the best I could do.  I was quickly loosing my patience becasue every time I saw the bird, then zoomed in, it was gone.  I was cold and I was impatient!  
black-capped chickadee
As least the ducks are not as flighty and much easier to photograph!
I don't think purposely going out to shoot birds is for me! If I happen to see one when I am out and about then I will go for it but that's about it.  On the positive note, I got to see the Sanctuary, I got some fresh air and a little bit of exercise.

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