While out for a drive…

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A Surprise Encounter

Enjoying my bewilderment, no doubt!

A  while back I was walking down this dirt path in a heavily wooded area;  when all of a sudden something lunged out of the cover right beside me, nearly knocking me to the ground.  Taken aback, and slightly bewildered, I looked to see what it was; but it was gone.  Being none the worse for wear, I began to move on.  Then, suddenly, up ahead I spotted them!  It was a young doe and her two fawns looking back at me.  I think that they were enjoying my bewilderment.

The Bullock’s Oriole Incident

I’m looking at this interesting rock formation on the side of a hill. I take out the camera and focus on the scene in the viewfinder; and just as I activate the shutter I see something moving within the frame. Then as I lower the camera and look, I see a doe and her fawn run past the rock formation. Sure enough! They were inadvertently captured in the photograph. Later when I viewed the photo on a large monitor, I noticed something curious way to the left of the field of view. There was this bright spot of yellow and orange! Could it be my Bullock’s Oriole? It sort of looks like a flying bird and it’s the right size.
It’s kind of bizarre that the deer ended up in my photo; but it’s almost beyond coincidence that my mystery bird could also have it’s image caught in this unlikely happenstance. And yet I do believe that it is my Bullock’s Oriole.

possible bullock's  oriole

Doe, fawn, and possible Bullock's Oriole in bizarre photo accident

Blacktail Doe

I surprised her this morning; and luckily I had the camera ready. No special story, I just thought that it was a classic image of the local deer in the dry foothills of the Pacific range in California.

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