When Gregg and I were at Meadowlark Gardens last weekend we had two cameras, a small one I carry in my purse, the other a little heavier with a zoom lens. Invariably we get separated on a walk, especially if we are both taking photographs. This time I lagged behind as there were some flowers that took my eye. When I caught up with Gregg I found him leaning against a tree next to one of the many bird boxes in the area. He was very focused on that bird box.....
and this is what he took a photo of. I think it is a Barn Swallow.
Photography is one of the many things we enjoy, a hobby that keeps us happily occupied on the weekends. We are also developing an enthusiasm for bird-watching. Both of us are not that knowledgeable on them. We can identify the easy ones but the fun part is learning something new and together. We do, however, part the ways on sports. I watch golf on the TV when he is tuned into a game, and I enjoy it for a while but I am not as keen as he is and I tend to get a bit drifty-drifty. Now put a camera in my hand, my mind is like a steel-trap!
Added note: Leedra helped me identify Gregg's little bird as a tree swallow and not a barn swallow as I had at first thought. She said that barn swallows would be orange on the chest area. Thanks Leedra.