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Thursday, February 16, 2012

A Calf caught a bird? A strange but true story from coastal photographer Carolyn André

 Carolyn André entitles her sighting as, "A cow, a bird, and a damn near miracle." Here's her story.

"Okay, these aren't the best pictures I've ever taken. But I thought this was amazing. Today I was out near the Pt. Arena Reservation and I stopped on the road because I saw a calf chasing swarms of birds. He was running around, tail up and moving. It was adorable. Reminded me of a cat. He was so playing and clearly having a good time."

"More birds flew around and he chased them still."
"But then he caught a bird!*?* Have you ever heard of a cow catching a bird? A calf at that? I'm sure no one has heard of a calf or cow catching a bird! It was amazing."
Carolyn told me the surprised calf quickly let the bird go. The bird flew off unscathed but surely bewildered as to what had just happened to it. Now that's something you don't see every day! Thanks to Carolyn for allowing me to share her story and photos with you here.


Anonymous said...

Notice the bird's buddies realizing that it's a REALLY good time to take off!

Jeanne Jackson said...

Yes, you are right! I hadn't picked up on that. The calf was probably as surprised as the bird.