Feathers On Friday: Peri Shelters In Place

We’ve had four pelicans vacationing in the trees at the side of our lake for the winter. This week, we noticed that Peri was on his own. I think his three relatives had managed to get a flight back up north before the COVID-19 travel restrictions came into force. He must have decided to stay and enjoy the warmth of Florida for a while longer.

Now he pretty much has the lake with its abundant fish, all to himself.

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I can almost see him smiling here as he frolics around practising take-offs

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and landings.

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For the moment, life is good and social distancing is no problem for him, as there isn’t much wildlife or even human activity around here at the moment. I feel as though we’re all holding our collective breath in unison, waiting for the next gripping episode.

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Wishing you all a safe and peaceful weekend.

 

 

Six Word Saturday: Ms Anhinga Sings Her Heart Out

 “Oh what a beautiful morning. Oh what a beautiful day!”

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Wishing you a beautiful Saturday too.

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Feathers On Friday: Nothing Goes To Waste

Danny and Daisy stopped by for a quick snack. They’ve obviously heard of our ‘Birdie Bistro’ and are happy that the smaller birds are such messy eaters, frequently knocking seeds out of the feeder onto the grass.

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After eating their fill, they were soon off on their Friday meander around the neighbourhood.

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Wishing you all plain sailing this weekend; calm and peaceful like Danny and Daisy.

One-liner Wednesday: More Bathroom Window Sightings.

It’s always exciting to see who I can spy through my bathroom window.

Beaky the white ibis.

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Tommy the red-bellied turtle.

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Jack the Blue Jay.

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Picus the Red-bellied Woodpecker.

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Wishing you all a very happy Wednesday.

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Feathers On Friday: Bird On The Wire

Looking out of my window at breakfast, I saw this female Cardinal patiently waiting for her turn at the bird feeder. He husband was busy eating around the other side and as soon as he was finished, she flew on to have her share. (I had to take the photo through the screen cloth so as not to spook them.)

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It brought back memories of my mom when my sister and I were children and how she always made sure to serve my dad first at dinner. I think it was to show that she respected and appreciated how hard he worked to provide for his family.

Wishing you all a very good weekend.

 

A Wednesday Conversation

 

“Hey there! What’s up you guys?”

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“Can’t talk now. We’re in the middle of a preening session.”

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“I’ve got my beady eye on you all. It would be such a shame if you fell out of that tree.”

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Happy Wednesday to you all. Stay safe.

 

Silent Sunday: The Vigil

A Great Blue Heron standing guard over the remains of another one who had evidently met an untimely death. There were dozens of people on the boardwalk taking photos, but he seemed oblivious as he stood there absolutely motionless. I felt so sad for him, as he was obviously grieving and didn’t want to leave his mate. I wonder how long his vigil lasted.

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“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” ~ Albert Einstein

Wishing you all a peaceful Sunday.

New Year Resolutions From My Wild Florida Friends

Big Al says, “In the New Year, I’m going to keep my head above water and always have an eye out for a good opportunity.”

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Tommy turtle says, ” My motto is, don’t hurry, be happy. Life isn’t a race. We all get there in the end.”

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Mr GBH says, “I’m going to take some time out of each day to meditate and I refuse to stress about those things that I cannot control or change.”

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Great Egret says, “When I choose to rise above the drama, the view is wonderful and the way forward becomes clearer.”

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Woody wood stork says, “I always strive to have balance in my life. I stay calm and grounded whilst being totally focused on my goals.”

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Grandpa Igasho is looking a bit dishevelled and rather concerned as he keeps a watch out for human predators from his safe perch high up in the trees. His New Year resolution is to always stay one step ahead of the opposition because you never know what their next move will be.

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Last up but most important, Perry and Penny pelican say, “Whatever the question, always remember that love is the answer.”

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Thank you to everyone who takes the time to visit my blog. I appreciate you all and wish you a very happy, healthy and successful 2020.

Six Word Saturday: Penny And Perry Collect An Entourage.

Looks like Mrs Penny Pelican has flown in to join her mate Perry, now that he’s sorted out their digs for the winter.

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On their way back upstream, they were accompanied by an entourage of birds. The Great Egret led the parade, whilst Mr GBH proudly ‘rode shotgun’. The ducks, paddling for all they were worth, brought up the rear. It was quite a show.

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The tri-coloured heron just looked on in astonishment.

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For Debbie’s ‘Six Word Saturday’. Apologies that the photos taken through my bathroom window, aren’t the sharpest.

Hope your weekend is going well.