It was a morning unlike most. Today the word was out and the neighborhood birds knew where breakfast was being served…it finally happened, the bird feeders were being used!!
Somehow they communicated and though we live in the city, one block from railroad tracks, it sounds as if we are in the heart of a jungle!
We have seen a different variety and everyone of them appears to respect each others presence, except for the occasional visit from Raptors. Yesterday, a swallow-tailed kite started circling like a vulture. Out of no where a cat bird and a blue jay started darting at it’s tail and ran him off!
Later both species came back for a quick drink, here I was able to capture the blue jay.
At this very moment I hear the cooing of the Doves, the “birdy birdy birdy” Cardinal’s voice (yes you get to know them) chirping of the lil Chickadees and then the king of them all; Mocking bird just letting you know who is in the neighborhood. His rendition is quiet amazing, however not to my husband and son who would like to sleep in!
Simplistic beauty, a stabilized economy, all this, found right in our own back yard! All I had to do was
- Fill up bird feeder’s with wild bird seed
- Hang them on branches in the trees
- Fill empty bird bath with water 🙂
- Capture the moment
It’s kinda like writing. We all know the basics, nevertheless have to start somewhere. Nature is the best teacher. This is my motto KISS!!! Keep it simple silly, yup it all starts with a KISS.
The Greatest mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or in defeat. Let nature take its course and your tools will strike at the right moment… Bruce Lee
“Nature is a language and every new fact one learns is a new word, the language put together into a most significant and universal sense. I wish to learn this language–not that I may know a new grammar, but that I may read the great book which is written in that tongue.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
To cherish … never forget … yes … recapture innocence~