Not just turkeys

Have you ever heard that witty comment, “It’s hard to soar with the eagles when you’re surrounded by turkeys”?

I guess you could say I felt a little bit like that on my hike the other day; everywhere I went I seemed to run into mobs of wild turkeys — and they weren’t too thrilled to see me, either.


And then, after I was finally back on the pavement near my house and felt certain there were no more large birds to be seen, I spotted this guy, hanging out at the very back of the school yard:


Not exactly an eagle, but I’ve always had a great fondness for egrets.  Even ones that seem to be a little bit lost.

I know there are at least a couple of bald eagles nesting at Lake Natoma.  I’ve even caught sight of them once or twice, too far away to capture with my camera.  It’s a rare pleasure to be able to spot them.  So, no eagles for me today.

But hey, it could have been a lot worse…



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.