The Devil Bird Went Down to Georgia

Spent the day tearing out all the tile in my master shower which definitely had its moments – like the 200 pound sheet of cement board with the tile still on it that decided it would take it upon itself to try and kill me – unexpectedly, it broke free of the stud,  just missed my head and then hit the ladder I was standing on before embedding itself in the shower pan – thankfully the pan was the reason all this work was set in motion so it got what it deserved.  I’ll probably have to add that to the list of events which I like to label as the “near misses” list.  Not nearly as long as the birding list, but a bit longer than I like to admit to.  That which doesn’t kill me, serves to makes me wiser.  As I reflect on the day and prepare for tomorrow’s planned half marathon training run, thought I would pad the bird list and maybe gain some ground on Ron.

Anhinga shot at Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge near Savannah, Georgia May 2015

Ooops, should have mentioned in the intro that these shots are not my best work.  In a bit of luck, while shooting the target for the trip to Georgia, another bird showed up that I had not yet officially checked off the list.  I have a few pictures of this bird from a quick trip to Florida to drive my parents back from their winter stay.  Thanks to a vendor conference in Orlando, I was also able to get a shot of one with my cell phone.   All of those shots turned out to be awful and therefor elated to get a third chance at one.  This bird is becoming my nemesis – three attempts and still nothing I’d be willing to hang on a wall.  Now taking the +1 …well, that is a completely different story.

Anhinga shot at Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge near Savannah, Georgia May 2015

Hit the jump to read a bit more about this flying cross!

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