There was a mottled sky early morning last week, so I hopped in the car with Riley (our Wheaten Terrier) and went over to take a couple of photos. I took this one...
...and as I was walking back to the car, a flock of birds flew over. I was at the wrong angle (as you can see) so one of the apple trees doesn't show up well against the background of trees. I walked back to my standard spot hoping that the birds would fly over again.
But the birds....a flock of pigeons...didn't budge from the telephone wires.
A man came out of the house across the street, and once he found out that I was hoping for the pigeons to take flight, he helpfully pulled off his cap and shouted "shoo! shoo!". That did the trick, and the birds took flight.
|the pigeon wrangler - his bright orange cap will help you spot him|
|two ducks fly overhead while my pigeon wrangler works to get the flock of pigeons back in flight|
The pigeons didn't fly exactly where I was hoping, but who can complain about minor details when someone is willing to help capture a photo?