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It’s for the Birds
How’s your summer going? I hope well. Everything is abundant this year. Most all of the flowers have been extremely beautiful this year. It seems as the term goes, all is lush. Beautiful colors, fabulous blooms and gorgeous varieties.
I have had several blues fly. I have lost many eggs. I do have a nest being incubated now. Prayers.
The Orioles are nesting and going back and forth from the yard to the trails. There are so colorful. I know many of you have been having them as well.
Have your hummingbirds slowed down? Mine did for a bit. They are back great guns now. Love them.
I feel like time is moving on way too fast. I think with all of the issues and the COVID crisis, it has been stressful for all of us. The hobbies that all of us have has helped each of us cope in our own way.
Birdwatching throughout the spring was fun. Lots of finches, Cardinals, Woodpeckers of all kinds, and of course House Sparrows. They have flourished this year as well.
Yard mowing has become a twice a week hobby here at Pine Ridge. Riding the lawn mower gives a person a lot of good thinking time. I love to look for birds and wildflowers. So many pretty things. I have a large number of quail on the trails this year. I am so glad that our quail buffers have worked. They have a lot of good cover for their habitat. I wished I could have pheasants. I have none. I keep hoping a couple of them will show up.
The trails are open for walking anytime. The peak of the flowers and baby birds are almost past. I have a clutch of tree swallows about ready to fly, and hopefully will have some late bluebirds. The American Gold Finches are getting ready to nest now. They are late.
We, here in the country, wide open spaces, have much to be thankful for. Masks aren’t required here and we can go outside whenever we want and enjoy an afternoon by the pond or at the lake. We do take a lot for granted. I stay home most of the time, and depending on where I go, I take a mask along. It is all very confusing, especially now.
I hope that all of you are enjoying your summer and making the best of it. Enjoy your flowers, your friends and do something nice for someone. It makes you feel good. Until next time, good birdwatching.