A day for the birds
Frankie had the day off so I got to sleep in for a change. When I finally did crawl out of bed my brother called to say that he and his girlfriend were leaving Charlottesville and headed this way. While I waited I cleaned my camera and lenses and took a few test shots to make sure I hadn’t missed anything.
This turkey vulture riding the thermals over our ridge made a good test subject.
It’s amazing how graceful these huge birds can be. They average a 5 to 6 foot wingspan.
Once the travelers arrived and got settled in their motel room it was time for a little sightseeing.
My brother wants to do some camping in our neck of the woods next spring so I’ll be showing him around a few of the local state parks while he’s in town. This afternoon we went to Foster Falls State Park on the New River.
We even ran across a small flock of Canada geese wading in the shallows.
Tomorrow we’re off for a couple of other state park camp grounds as well as some high vantage points to shoot some long vistas. Them flatlanders is gonna need a nap by the time they finish following me around.