Friday, April 07, 2006

Shooting Birds in My Nightgown

This morning I was out in my backyard in my nightgown. I was armed with a camera and I was hunting for some farm raised trial attorneys to shoot. I thought I saw one. As I swung around to shoot, the early morning sun was in my eyes. I fired. Sadly, I quickly saw what I had hit. This scissor tailed kite, being harassed by a fish crow. You can see that the picture is a bit blurred because I realized just as I pressed the button on the camera what was about to happen. I’ve waited until now to make the picture public as I had been drinking coffee at breakfast and there might have been some caffeine in my bloodstream at the time of the shooting.

Neither the crow not the kite can be reached for comment.


Blogger JM said...

I think you're doin' a heckuva job. Let's hope this doesn't impact your approval rating.

April 07, 2006 7:58 AM  
Blogger Pogo said...

Let's keep that farm raised trial lawyer comment between us, shall we? Wouldn't want Rich to take offense if he's one of them critters.

I used to watch the frigate birds sail on the windcurrents in the keys when I sailed dow there. Always loved those birds - aren't they a close cousin of kites?

Thanks for the drink - I feel much better now.

April 07, 2006 8:10 AM  
Blogger Donviti said...

hell of a sight to see some lady in her nightgown shooting birds.

Dick Cheney would be proud of ewe!

April 07, 2006 8:15 AM  
Blogger windspike said...

Where these birds farm raised, or wild? Hey, PoP, what type of camera are you using? Just curious. I'm in the market for a new used digital.

April 07, 2006 9:49 AM  
Anonymous rebellious renee said...

PoP, I think there should be an investigation into this incident. mean you DO actually know the name of some birds?!

April 07, 2006 9:49 AM  
Blogger Auntie Roo said...

Nightgown shooting indeed.

The big question: Will the crow & the kite apologize to you for getting shot?

April 07, 2006 9:50 AM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Pop, Here's what will be heading your way.

2006 Hurricane Names


April 07, 2006 10:14 AM  
Blogger thepoetryman said...

Shame on you for shooting while high on coffee! What is wrong with you? do like the VP and get hammered! so what if the picture is even more blurry from this! we're all drunk so what's it matter? :>)

Nicely worded by the way... Very nice indeed.

April 07, 2006 10:28 AM  
Blogger pissed off patricia said...

My camera is a Canon PowerShot S500

April 07, 2006 11:15 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

If you show up in the Senate, they will give you a standing ovation for that at least they did for Cheney. Here in Pinellas County, we are known for our eagles. There was a forested area that developers wanted, but they couldn't get a permit because it had an eagles nest. Then, the eagles disappeared, nest and all. Now, there are expensive homes there and I hope they are all haunted by screaching eagles.

April 07, 2006 11:17 AM  
Anonymous ds said...

Jamie, I'm predicting Hurricane Valerie will be the one to most affect the administration this year!

POP, love, love, love your writing!

April 07, 2006 11:52 AM  
Anonymous ds said...

P.S. Jamie, I had hoped the NWS would take the George Forman approach to hurricane names this year and appropriately named them:

George 1
George 2
George 3...

April 07, 2006 11:53 AM  
Blogger shutterwi said...

I like your bird shot. No question what it is so in most cases that's all that counts.

April 07, 2006 12:17 PM  
Blogger glenda said...

Don't let Cheney near 'em.

We have a whole group of nesting bald eagles in the rugged hill country about 30 miles north of Austin on Lake Buchanon. One morning I looked out my back kitchen window toward the cliffs and saw one gliding down through the canyon, heading north. Must hae made a wrong turn and ended up in Austin for SXSW. Amazing.

April 07, 2006 12:50 PM  
Blogger mikevotes said...

That's pretty funny.

In about a week is the bird going to apologize to you and your family for the difficulty it caused you?


April 07, 2006 1:12 PM  
Blogger Frederick said...

Ahhh I got the S410...those birds had it coming anyways!

April 07, 2006 1:44 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

ds, I'm betting on Joyce & Michael. We should all put a $1 on the table and look up the archives when the season is over and everything has missed PoP.

April 07, 2006 2:32 PM  
Blogger Neil Shakespeare said...

No explanation necessary. It's the bird's fault, no doubt.

April 07, 2006 3:01 PM  
Blogger sumo said...

Is there nothing you can't do?

April 07, 2006 3:04 PM  
Blogger Carl said...

I once shot an elephant in my pajamas.

What he was doing in my pajamas, I'll never know...

April 07, 2006 8:14 PM  
Blogger Gary said...

This is an argument for arming every citizen if I ever saw one. Can you imagine the photos we'd have if everyone could shoot whenever they want to?

You're pretty cool!

April 07, 2006 8:58 PM  
Blogger JBlue said...

Interesting. I was out shooting a squirrel today!

April 07, 2006 9:50 PM  
Blogger Rory Shock said...

nice pic and comment ...

April 08, 2006 10:49 PM  

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