I am world's worst videographer. More than anything I wanted to show you a remarkable bird fight at the Ditch, when a red winged blackbird took on Harry the Heron while he was fishing -- and he was not amused!
I'm still trying to edit down the very choppy videography and swish pans. I may have worked in television for three decades but the only camera they let me hold was a still camera -- and not shooting movies! So, I'm working on that, but for starters, a couple of stills I was able to pull from the video.
When Harry spreads his wings, I wouldn't want to mess with them. The bird didn't seem to care. Bully.
I'm going to figure out this movie editing program if it kills me! Meanwhile, these fuzzy photos are the best I can do.
The good news is that the ducks are returning and with them, their babies. I was pretty concerned, as were other walkers, when we only saw a few pairs of ducks. Our winter was so brutal and many of them, we think, starved or moved elsewhere.
This mom was swimming with several babies. You can see their brown patches in the reeds.
I saw a beaver or muskrat on my most recent walk and a few lovely flowers.
Does anyone know what these pretty little pink and white flowers are? I thought they were lovely!
And best of all (well, almost best -- the Bird Fight was best), Doe a Deer.
And, she was not, as usual, alone.
I was even able to see one on the path outside their main turf but wasn't quick enough with the camera. The one below was shot from quite a distance on Deer Island.
So, that's all for Ditch Walk for now. But I'm resolute on editing down the Bird Fight!
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