Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Broken Silence


Seeking silence...silence from myself and others, I put in on the river and headed North.  The current was not hindering me in any way and I soon became intrigued.  Nature does that to me.  Before I got to the bridge, I saw some type of birds flying over the water to and fro.  (Just an side here:  in case you don't know this, when paddling, it's difficult to paddle and ready your camera while staying on course.)  First of all, by the time I got under the bridge, all the birds had scattered shrieking loudly so I saw nothing and secondly unfortunately I kept drifting sideways resulting in NOTHING but blurred shots of their nests as I passed.  Fast forward 3 1/2 hours...

When I paddled back, the gentle current was pushing me ever so slightly and this time I readied the camera long before the bridge.  Letting the current carry me, I rested the paddle across the kayak (don't worry, I have a bungee attached to the paddle in case it slips overboard), and held the camera as steady as I could.

So tiny...tons and tons of swallows perched, chirping away, and watching me float by.  What darling little birds!!


just seeing, saying, and sharing...
Broken Silence
with you and those at






7 comments:

Anni said...

Fantastic ...beautiful swallows! Thanks for sharing with us at I'd Rather B Birdin'

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Great photos. How fantastic to see so many of these lovely birds.

Ann said...

Where there's a will there's a way and you found the way to get these wonderful shots of the swallows

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Sounds like a fun time, love the swallows. Have a happy day and a great weekend ahead!

Gayle said...

Love the kayak pointing the way in the first pic.
Can I count camera maneuvering as exercise? ;)

Florida Farm Girl said...

Swallows are amazing things.

Lady Fi said...

Such beautiful shots!

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