Well, here I am, back from that icy diversion from yesterday. I wanted to return to the ice before I showed you the next stop on my little journey into Wonderland with Alice. Now that it's done, here we are, back on the trail.
As I told you a few days ago, since Alice doesn't get to come out here with me very often, I told her she could choose the path we would go down. When we got past the area with the little squirrel, we entered the trail, and we were truly on our way. After just a short time, we ended up on a path with some very thick forest on both sides of us.
Since I've been down this path plenty of times before, I very much knew what to expect. All the other times I had been here, this particular path had quite a few birds flying around, and hiding in the trees and bushes. I wouldn't be disappointed this time either. As soon as we got to the beginning of this path, we began to hear the chirping of a lot of birds.
Just a little way along the path, Alice began pointing excitedly into the bushes, and told me there were a bunch of birds in there. I looked and saw them. They were climbing through the thick branches, and hopping along the ground. As soon as I lifted the camera to get a picture, they all fled in every direction.
As you can imagine, I was disappointed again. I thought even Alice's magic couldn't help with my frustration with getting photos of birds. As we walked on, a few birds flew across the trail. I wasn't even quick enough to lift the camera. I explained to Alice that it was a very difficult thing to get a photo of a bird, no matter where it was.
It was just after I got through with my depressing speech, when she quietly whispered that there was a bird up in one of the trees. She knew that any noise might disturb it, and it would fly away. After telling her to move very slowly, I raised my camera to try and get a shot of this one, and it stayed right where it was.
I couldn't believe it, the magic worked again! As I looked through the viewer, I saw that it was robin. I've had just a little bit of luck with these before. I then realized that these trees were the same kind that I've seen them in at other times. I began to realize that I've seen other photos of robins in these same type of trees. Obviously they like these trees.
I got several pictures of this robin before it flew off. I realized that I was having a pretty good day with my camera. I had gotten a few good pictures of the pond. I had seen that squirrel again. And now, I had several good pictures of a robin. I didn't know that this was just the beginning.
After the bird was gone, I noticed that we had moved to the side trail that you see in the top photo of this post. I told Alice that we should get back on the main path. As we were turning back, I saw another robin flying to a very high tree branch. It stopped and perched there.
This time I get to take full credit for it. It was the first thing that Alice hadn't seen before I did that day. I win! I win! Yay! I beat a little kid! Well, I was only thinking that a little bit. I didn't do anything mean like point in her face and laugh, or anything like that. All I did was take more pictures. They're good pictures. And this last one is one of them.
We saw a few more birds that day, and got more pictures of them. If anyone wants to see more, I'll make a new post with them. Some of them are even better than these two. This place was really full of birds. I'm glad none of them decided to fly over, and drop any presents on us. Alice's magic was working overtime. I guess she really missed getting to go out hiking and seeing nature.
I'll be back tomorrow, with more of this journey into Wonderland with my little friend Alice.