I had spent several minutes tracking different songbirds that were busy along the lake’s shoreline, when I realized I was seeing a pair of ears.  A pair of very long ears above a bright eye.  I don’t know how long the rabbit – an eastern cottontail rabbit – had been watching me.  He grazed a couple more mouthfuls of the fresh leaves below the blackberry bramble. Stole one more look at me, and was gone.