What would you do if you had wings to fly right now?
I actually drove the other day. It was my first time behind the wheel since March 20 when I went to the doc. I had to really concentrate to keep my eyes on the road. I just wanted to look around. I suspect birds in flight don't have this problem. How do they know where to go?
Once I finished my purpose for the drive (passing by the home of someone retiring from his departmental chairman post at the U and honking) I decided to go on a bit of a joy ride. No pix from that -- I was just too happy to see something new.
Right now we're at something familiar, checking out the birds at the Ditch. I saw some familiar favorites like this handsome male cardinal...
...and this beautiful red-winged blackbird.
I'm not sure what this one is. At first I thought a nuthatch, but the head is too round.
I'm wondering if this is the female red-winged blackbird. David posted one on Travel with Birds and I think they look similar -- but I'm not sure.
This duck family was doing swimming lessons.
And this group was getting a big adventurous, preparing to cross the road. These ducklings look almost as big as their mom.
I herded them back somehow (they were most reluctant).
Eventually they went behind the fence, which felt safer.
It took some time before they headed further down the hill and toward the water. I suspect they'll head back up again.
I didn't see any of my gosling friends but these two seem to always spend a lot of time on this nest and I'm wondering if they just haven't hatched their brood yet.
I love the early morning walks. It's my best chance to catch the elusive deer.
On this day, there were two of them, happily munching on something on their island.
The colors of the morning are quite beautiful.
And so, too, are the colors of the sky, reflecting on one of the ponds, speckled with lily pads.
And I love seeing the trees bud.
On the way home I saw this -- and there was no color manipulation. When spring gives us a good day, we lap it up!
That's morning light hitting a red maple.
So, where would you go if you had wings?
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