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Photo: Profile of Flying Raven

Raven Flying Profile

Profile of flying Raven

I drove out yesterday to the south fork of the Madison River to attempt some “bird in flight” photos. I crept around the bend of the creek and saw a blue heron fishing, and he hadn’t seen me yet.

Someday I’ll learn, but I didn’t have my Canon 300 mm lens [Amazon link] on yet and while while changing lenses he flew away. But I know where he’s at now, and will be back.

While waiting to see if he would return, I did manage a shot of this raven flying by.

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Taxes, Albino Ravens, And Sliding Down a Library Roof

I was home Monday afternoon with my 2009 receipts on one side, TurboTax and Quickbooks on my laptop screen, and crumpled papers all over the floor of stuff I no longer needed. And my stress level was way, way up as I tried to finish taxes.

The cell phone rang and it was my friend.

“I was coming out of the bar and you won’t believe what I saw,” he said. “There was a black and white raven. You need to come and take a picture. I’ll show you where he is.”

Hmmmm. Maybe it’s true, I thought. Maybe West Yellowstone does have a black and white raven, and going out in 32 degree temperatures and 8 inches of fresh snow would easily be worth it for a shot like that.

It was either that or go back into Quickbooks and recategorize all of the expenses I had entered wrong. Still had 10 days to get that done.

“OK,” I said. “Meet me there.”

Well, I couldn’t find any black and white ravens, but while looking I saw a normal-colored raven entertaining himself by sliding down the roof of the West Yellowstone Public Library.

Afterwards I went into the bar to report my findings. Another patron said she’s seen the albino raven in town, down by one of the grocery stores.

I’ll keep looking for the albino raven. It sure beats doing taxes.

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