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This bird has been hanging around the lake for the past couple of weeks. I saw it the first time about two weeks ago when it flew past me while I approached the lake. I think it saw me as I approached, and it decided to make a hasty retreat. This time I was hidden by several trees.
I saw it as I was running past trying to head off the deer. Of course I couldn't pass up this new opportunity so I stopped immediately to get a few pictures. And a few was all I got. I hid behind a big tree and began, but this very large bird must have heard the sounds of the camera, because it flew away once again. Still, I was able to get about four identical shots. This is one of them.
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