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It had been one of those days!  I knew I the only way to fix it was to pack my camera bag and get outside!  So, I did just that.  I packed my camera bag and headed out towards Wylie, Texas.

I knew I’d see something fun out near Lake Lavon, but I wasn’t sure what.  As I was driving down the 2-lane road, I saw a sign for Collin Park Marina.  Yep…that should do!

I turned off and followed the signs around to the entrance.  I pulled up to the gate, spoke to the nice lady for a few minutes about what was inside, and I decided that this adventure I was about to embark upon was well worth the $6.00 it was going to cost me to get in to the marina.  I was right!  Totally worth the money.

I went down near the boat ramp just to look around, and found a nice big rock to sit on.  It was right on the edge of the water.  So many boats, birds, and waves crashing into the rocks.  Just what I needed.  As I sat there, I realized that there were so many Swallows flying and darting around where I was sitting. I’ve tried to photograph Swallows before, but they are so fast, that I don’t think I’ve ever gotten a good shot of them in flight.

Just as I was about to give up, I noticed about 5 Swallows sitting on a wire about 10 feet from where I was sitting.  Right after I noticed them, a mommy Swallow flew down and fed the very excited baby swallows who were perched on the wire!  Jackpot!  I was in the perfect spot to try to capture some fun photos/videos of this!

Can’t wait to try this!

For an amateur, I think I did a pretty good job.  This in-flight shot was easier during a feeding, than when they’re just darting around erratically, because I knew about where the momma would be depending on which baby was getting fed, so I had a better chance of getting something in-flight AND in focus!

It was a little past lunch time, and just across the lake from where I was sitting is where I’ll be having my next restaurant adventure.  I don’t know anything about the menu, or what it’s like inside, but I am very excited to try The Harbor House Restaurant & Club someday!  I just hope that I can talk my family into joining me!


What fun it was to sit and watch these little guys get their lunch!  And just like that, it was 1:45, and I was dangerously close to being late for carpool…again!  But the good news is, I have another favorite place to go!  Until next time…


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