We had a Thanksgiving to remember and I don't think I mean that in a good way. Please forgive me if I don't answer comments soon or visit as I'd like. (But not Covid!) Meanwhile....
I don't often visit the Ditch at sunset, especially to walk, but sometimes when driving by I can't resist stopping. It's a different place. The ducks begin to fly in and congregate. It's quiet and the reflections dazzle.
It's much different in the daytime when you can see what is going on. Quite a few deer seem to hang out on the island but I'd never seen a buck until this walk.
He was quite far away and my zoom isn't what it used to be, but he seemed very comfortable in his woods.
It's probably the safest place for him to be. It's deer season here in Michigan!
I haven't seen many birds there of late -- until two large flocks of cardinals flew in, landing high in the trees.
It wasn't quite a murmeration, although it might have been if they'd landed at the same time. These berry-laden trees seemed to be quite the popular destination.
There are legends that cardinals are good luck or visits from those who have passed.
I just know they are beautiful.
Ihope a few of them find their way to Lizzie's feeder!
I leave you as we began, with a different sunset, a different day.
On to December!