Cleared For Takeoff! Runway 17!
Since when did the birds start sleeping in? Thought I would get an early start to the day Saturday morning and begin my walk in the Park at the Crack of Dawn. How was I to know the resident Geese (Who no longer fly North for the Summer) would still be asleep on the pond. Hey you Loafers , it's time to get Up!
The Last To Fly
My plan was to make my way over to a dead tree behind the Bandstand where this years crop of teenage Mississippi Kites were hanging out overnight. A good plan Almost!
Stretch and Yawn!
Seven Kites were perched in the leafless branches of the once living tall tree. One of them Smelled a Rat! How dare a Guy with a camera think he could sneak in and capture pics in the soft light of morning! Six birds woke up and Flew the Coop before a decent pic could be made!
Should I Go-Or Should I Stay?
The saving grace was this one timid youngster that hung around until the Sun just peeked over the horizon. Marginal pics, but, a real happening!