An exciting adventure looking at the land and the people around me.
Thursday, January 2, 2014
A Little Bird Told Me
Goldfinch in winter molt colors
" I want to be a Blue Jay," my father often said. He thought this would be a animal if he was reincarnated that would suit his attitude toward life. I always like to hear their call when I go into the woods, they alert all of a entry into the wooded kingdom. They are a very smart bird and very allusive to catch on camera. A jay calling and seeing a group of yearling deer is my lucky charm when I am out looking for morel mushrooms. It almost tells me I am so near to my quarry. They seem to group as cardinals do during the winter so one always sees a few when out in the woods. My mother used to say, " A little bird told me," when she had an idea what had happened during a circumstance that we maybe weren't telling all the facts on and I wasn't sure I liked that little bird. I stared birding in 1969 and have had a lot of pleasure discovering a small denizen of the forest ever since. I go through over 300 pounds of seed during the winter and donate to a few areas that have good viewing areas. What is your favorite?