Today I saw that there would probably be showers on my way back from the gym, so I loaded up my rain jacket into my backpack along with my binocs and camera. When I left the gym it was quite cloudy, but not rainy. When I got to the upper lobe it started to sprinkle just a tad, but I didn't really care. Look who I saw!
|Black-crowned Night Heron|
|Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron|
They did share it with rain, however. A few warblers were around but I didn't get pictures because it was time to put my camera away, and put my rain jacket on. I kept walking into the ramble,thinking that a walk in the rain shower would be nice. However the rain kept getting harder and harder, and it ended up being quite a thunderstorm!
It turns out that being under a tree with small leaves is fairly useless. And being under a small tree is fairly useless. What you want is a big tree with big leaves. Like at the upper lobe. Where I left. By the time I got back there everything outside my rain jacket was thoroughly soaked. My shoes were so muddy I had looked for spontaneous streams on the path to rinse them. My pants needed to be wrung out. I had mud spattered in some places.
It's really funny seeing another person in the ramble during a storm. You both look at each other like, What the #3!! are *you* doing here?!?! Then you just sort of pretend that didn't happen and go back to being alone.
I need to start rechecking the forecast when I leave the gym...... :-)