Wednesday evening I wanted to get a few more great shots of the Trumpeter Swans here on the farm.  As I was walking up to the pond where the swans were that day I kept hearing something rustling in the tall grass beside me.  I took another step and up flew about ten big turkeys.  Scared me half to death.  When they flew they were so loud.

 After I got over the initial shock of the turkeys I went on to the pond.  I could hear the Trumpeter Swans honking .  They sounded really nervous.  I knew I didn’t have much time to get photos of them because they were bobbing their heads up and down and honking.  I know they didn’t see me but I figured it was the turkeys.  They knew something was out there.  

The swans formed a line and off they went.  I didn’t have time to think.  All I could do was aim the camera and start shooting.  They flew by me like a tornado!

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And up into the air they went.  I was so disappointed but I knew they had heard the turkeys take off and the swans  knew something was close to the pond.   I will just have to try again.  When you are taking photos of wild life anything can happen.  You have to expect the unexpected and try again.


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