Once the habit is formed there are few activities that can be compared to sitting down first thing in the morning with a cup of coffee and the Daily Newspaper.
Everybody's famous in a small town, this one is no different
It takes a lot of times for me stop doing something new, but there are many times things just don't work out; that is not the same as a failure. I don't believe anything or anyone is a failure, I don't acknowledge the existence of the word failure.
My other buddy the Green Herons seem to be sitting out at least part of the wind. He has found shelter in the wind shadow of Mitz's boat, but true to form he didn't perch very long.
If we move away I will need these to keep me going unless we move somewhere just like it is here. I will miss it, Mrs. Lebec mentioned it again this afternoon "maybe we should move after all the work is done." "How about we buy an elevator, it won't take as many boxes." that' my vote.
There has been 4 Canadians on the Slough for the past month or so, my impression was they were transient. Who knows what's going on with them, I thought they were still on their nests with the brood, apparently not.
Each picture is just a bit better than the last making the goal to retain the best ones. But when judging ones own pictures we have a tendency to keep everything, yeh that can be a problem.
It's going to be a good gardening year from the looks of it, every vegetable I've planted is continuing to survive. Celebration will be around Thanksgiving when we see how many of the vegetables are on that table.
The Pelicans then steal the fish and the cycle continues. Which brings to mind the quote "only the strong survive." Who is the strongest in that relationship? My nickel goes to the Cormorant, perhaps not the smartest but absolutely the strongest.
Late this afternoon just before dinner I spied this Canadian across the slough, at first glance I thought it was a new pipe sticking out of the rocks. There are several more on the pasture behind him and two more in the slough on this side of him.
I have a tendency to value the larger animal above the small ones, that is until recently. I discovered as I have mentioned before that while I'm scanning the horizon for a California Condor, the Hummingbirds are tearing the place apart at my feet. I have also discovered trying to see everything is a kings folly, it's during that time I miss everything.
When talking about a group of birds it is often best for me to post an image of a flock. I don't do it often, only when a picture of a single subject doesn't make sense. The landscape of the Cattle and Geese tells a complete story, when it is looked upon at times the smells and dust are felt. It was a nice windy day on the slough, with enough activity to keep it interesting.