Speaking of Which
One early morning I was sitting in my little boat (12′ kayak) waiting for these two Canvasback ducks to swim by. They had to. I was blocking the entrance to the little lagoon where they were grazing and if they didn’t want to fly away, then they’d have to swim right past me.
Something with fur turned tail about eighty feet away and disappeared into the brush…too far away to photograph, too small for a deer, can’t get there from here anyway…doesn’t matter.
So I continued waiting for the two ducks. Canvasbacks? We don’t get those around here; they must be migrators just passing through. I was thinking about how I’d been visiting this wildlife area in Indiana for about seven years now and how it’s probably my favori—-
WHOA! The furry thing emerged into the open and looked directly at me for almost 6 seconds!
A First-time (and only) sighting, super exciting.