EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED!
What the heck is a Canadian Goose doing in northern Minnesota this time of year?
At 3pm my husband and I hopped in the truck with our cameras, just to enjoy the beautiful warm up- it's suddenly 35 degrees F. The weather felt balmy after our -39 degree cold snap.
I stopped periodically so we could get out, we were just taking snapshots of 'mundane' things like reflections in the water.
Suddenly I heard sound in the water just north of where I shot this reflection. I looked up and saw a Canadian Goose swimming around the bend.
Needless to say I was pretty shocked as they don't usually arrive here until the spring thaw.
Either this goose is CRAZY or we are going to have an early spring. I hope for the latter, but fear it's the former...ONE CRAZY GOOSE!
We had lot's of fun surprises today on a short jaunt through our local countryside- such as this deer...
She was kind (or curious) enough to stay put for a moment.
We stopped at a roadside creek and I spotted a Ruffed Grouse eating buds on the tops of birch trees. She was quite a distance away, so I decided to try out the in camera tele-converter. I was not expecting to get one shot even remotely in focus as I had the 1.4 tele-converter on my lens. Nothing special, but I was surprised by the results.
A reflection photo
I ran out of things to take pictures of while waiting for my husband, so I took a few snapshots of
We ventured the long way home and came across a nice group of wild turkeys crossing the road. I stopped and my husband was able to capture some nice photos before they disappeared into the woods
Just down the road from there we spotted a bald eagle in a tree a bit off the road. My husband had a nice telephoto on his camera so we stopped, but it flew off before he could get out of the truck (the eagle, not the lens).
As we neared home, we noticed it was going to be an unusual sunset, so we stopped to grab a quick photo.
The sunset was eerie looking. I didn't quite capture how it looked.
As the sun set on our day we were both happy with the variety of sightings on our short little trip. We learned to expect the unexpected!