I really enjoy the birds... there's just no end to their colors, feeding habits, calls.... I love it all.
Today I drove up to Granbury to the huge H.E.B. there... (a wonderful grocery store) and saw this bird as I was approaching the store...
As nearly as I could tell this helicopter was either taking off or setting in place huge air conditioner units either onto or from a building that was below my line of vision.
I pulled off on the shoulder to watch because I'm just nosy enough that I can't let a photo-op pass me by... beside, I wanted to know what the heck was going on.
I really didn't learn the why and what of the matter... but just loved watching the helicopter at work.
A few times in the past I've seen helicopters at work doing (somewhat) similar work... years ago when I was in college, the forestry department was practicing taking on water from a pond, then circling around and dumping it back in the same pond. Fun to watch...
Bill & I were in Churchill, Manitoba in 2004.... we were there to see polar bears. While we were there a bear had wandered into town... got captured and was put in the Polar Bear Pound (yeah, the same as a dogpound, but this sucker was HEAVY DUTY)... and the next morning he was transported out... by helicopter. Same way as those air conditioners... He was in some kind of baggie-like sling (no, we couldn't see him, he was enclosed), and being taken out to some remote area where he couldn't wreak havoc. We did watch the helicopter fly off with him.
So... yeah, I saw a big blue bird today..... maybe not a colorful as a painted bunting, but for a few minutes it was just as fascinating to watch.
That's All For Today!