Watching these “hunters” is a lesson for your patience! There’s typically lots of time “looking” for these beautiful birds and a few moments of madness trying to get some images as they sweep past.
On this particular day it was freezing rain so the wait seemed even longer, which is in itself another lesson. You need to be equipped.
Seems much of life is very similar, i.e., lots of steadfastness needed amidst a few moments of madness. And, you need some good equipment for the things you’re doing.
Having just celebrated 55 years of marriage, I can affirm both that steadfastness and being equipped are keys to life. For “steadfastness” and being “equipped” I commend what Scripture says both in 1Cor 15:58,
Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.
and in 2Thess 3:5,
May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the steadfastness of Christ.
Both of these truths of the Lord will bring you to where you want to be in life, as well as supply all you need in those few moments of madness!