Seriously taking it along makes the walk less walkish (hey .. it is a word now!!) and more like a hobby. I joined a bird watching site because you know I took several pictures of a bird and you know -- did not know what the bird was. So when in doubt ask those that know. Turns out the bird is a double crested cormorant...thanks to birdforum.net now I know ...and so do you.
|Double Crested Cormorant|
|proud bird smelling the lake water|
I have taken many pictures of birds in the past and most of them have been on nature preserves long enough to know they are safe I guess.