I have an excuse for missing the Turkey flock flying over the slough the other day and that is simply they surprised me. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Finally the animals are returning, for some reason this Winter seemed long even though it was a mild one. The reality is before we know it December will be here, the virus will be gone, we'll have a new President and I will be drinking coffee early in the morning on the Riverside of the house.
Always a joy to have around the grand-kids enjoy seeing them during the early spring, they are the first arrivals; or as the tales go. None the less they are still fruit eaters, pecking just enough from an Apple to render it Raccoon food, those buggers eat anything.
The Sparrows are like that living life with passion it can't be easy to be a small bird. Continually dealing with the changing weather, disease and predators; looking for seeds may be enjoyable.
. If they were to be compared to a mammal I would choose the Raccoon, they are both survivors in this human jungle we have created; indeed they thrive next to us.
I, the Rabbits and Skunkpuppy were the only ones on the Levee this week I did not see any people we have all made a choice to stay inside self quarantined. The Canadian Honkers made a fly by as if they knew someone was expected to make a bit of noise, they are beautiful birds.
Pounding their wings the birds struggle against the wind having greater success when heading into it directly. Even at a slight angle they are easily blown off course finally giving up by landing or turning around.