Merci: A couple of weeks ago we watched a big bird land high up in a tree. Jan pulled out her camera as we hot-footed it toward the tree.
Marcus: We stopped. While holding tightly to our leashes with one hand, Jan raised the other arm high above her head -
Buddy: And the bird popped up and spun around with its back to us.
Merci: Jan has a problem finding a target with one arm in the air. (Remember when she aimed for the sky between two trees and took a picture of the house instead? An Aiming Problem.)
Marcus: When she downloaded the pictures, the bird was missing in the first few; however, she did manage to shoot the target in two ... sort of.
Buddy: As you can see, here is most of a bird from the rear. We're pretty sure it had a head when it landed, but Jan decapitated it.
Merci: With precision timing, it flapped its wings just as Jan took the second shot.
Buddy: We're curious as to what type of bird it is and are hoping someone might recognize the markings. It's a long shot, but worth asking.
Marcus: Whatever it is, the next time we see it, I'm going to invite him for lunch.
UPDATE: We are posting close-ups of the bird. Sorry for the poor photos, but if Jan can miss the sky to hit a house, she can certainly decapitate a bird. We would suggest you not let her take your picture - just in case!
We are joining the Pet Parade hosted by Rascal and Rocco, Basil the Bionic Cat, and Barking from the Bayou.