Farm Dog versus Wile E. Coyote as presented by: Alek Komarnitsky

While I live in Suburbia, there are some trails and farmlands nearby that make for enjoyable walks and misc. nature viewing. One night, my wife Wendy took my oldest son Dirk to the library and called us on her Cell Phone, saying she had seen a large bird in a Cottonwood Tree nest that is nearby. So 7-year old Kyle and I decided to walk over to check it out. I grabbed my Canon 40D with the 55-250 telephoto lens ... while Kyle carried the tripod which he decided was a "bazooka" and proceeded to shoot everything in sight! So we get to the Cottonwood tree and there is no bird in the nest. We look from various angles but zippo - must have flown away. I suggest to Kyle that we bushwhack to the next grove of trees because a few days earlier, my Mom had noticed a nest with a bird nearby. We walk over there and once again, we are skunked - no birds. Heck, there's hardly anything flying around and I'm kinda bummed, since it is 6:40PM and the light is beautiful from the setting sun ... and then ... I catch a fleeting glimpse of something moving through the brush ahead. And when I follow it over the top of a rise, guess who is keeping an eye on me!

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