All things are right with the world. As you know, I’ve been troubled with the absence of the resident Carolina Wrens, and a beautiful white goose. The bitter arctic temperatures were life threatening to these beautiful creatures and I was sad with the prospect that they didn’t survive.
But I was awakened with the honking of the white goose. He’s back ! And back looking fat and sassy. Returning with his Canadian Goose flock, it was thrilling to see him. I have a silly “goosey-goosey” call that they are familiar with, and he honked back as soon as he heard me.
Rain had been called for today, and with the cold earth and warm rain, fog had rolled in. The temperatures had risen to the mid-40’s and the birds all returned to have their fill. Hearing a Carolina Wren, I ran out and put out more bird feed along with whole peanuts. The Blue Jays immediately began their alert call, letting everyone know breakfast had been served.
One kept getting a really large peanut in his mouth and hopped around trying to figure out a way to get a second one added for a major haul.
And then she appeared ! A glorious sight. The Carolina Wren made it ! Not only did I get to see her, I heard another in the distance. My heart immediately lifted with the joy of her survival.
The feeders were quite busy with other visitors, and it was wonderful to watch them fill their bellies.
Yes, everything is right in the world once again. Ebbs and waves, life breathes in and out.
All things share the same breath
– the beast, the tree, the man…
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
Categories: 2013 Project 365, Birds, Nature
Awesome I am the same here with my birds! 🙂 Now we have huge buck who had joined us camera charged and ready 🙂
I love the Chief’s words you added just the plain truth in his words.
Heavy rain is falling just in time for kickoff have a great night and Sunday!
Oh I’m so excited !! Saw the rain start, so let’s hope your team wins!
And hope you captured your buck, he sounds awesome.
We did win with a running game 🙂 late night and the rain has stopped and the sun is shining I hope I can get one quick photo of him as well 🙂
I’m glad that your feathered friends all made it through the cold snap, I figured that they would. Birds are pretty tough, as long as they have food they typically make it. Anyway, they had to, so that you could share these precious photos with the rest of us!
I really should listen to you more. It would save me a lot of worry. Thanks Jerry ! Made my day. 🙂
Ah, so happy for you and especially for that expat goosey eyed goose!
LOL !! You are too funny ! This is a time I have to thank our kind Lord for caring for those around us.
Wow you have regular visitors now huh! the blue jay made me nervous with that huge peanut, looks like a good haul for the remainder of winter huh? your photos are as ever beautiful! 🙂
You are so sweet. I’m with you, I was a little worried that the peanut was stuck in his mouth it was so big. Crazy bird!
Hopefully he watches his landings, wouldn’t turn out well oy X(
Love the Jays with the peanuts!
Me too ! They were so happy.
I am rejoicing with you! Love the quote!!!
Thank you so much Rebecca ! Truly a happy dance was done that day.
Lovely shots Emily…..especially like the second Blue Jay image.
Thanks Mark ! Honestly, I could photograph blue jays all day stealing peanuts. They’re so fun to watch. Do you have these in your area?
Nope, no Blue Jays for us I’m afraid.
Awww…I may catch some and ship them to you then. 🙂
So glad that all is well with the wildlife over there! I’d give anything to hear your Goosey-goosey call! Please post an audio video next time!
LOL ! The Goosey Goosey call is for gooses alone. Although there have been a few witnesses. Works every time!
Pawesome photos! So glad they all survived the cold.
Thank you so much Bailey – my kitties stayed indoors the whole time when it was so cold. All warm and happy.
Oh yeah!!! That is a relief, for you and the animals alike! What a change in weather after what I’ve heard called around here an “Arctic Vortex”! The white goose is a stunning individual strutting its stuff just in time for a photo. Very cool that you have such an active feeder.
The whole “Arctic Vortex” thing seems so bizarre to me. It’s going to be warm on Monday than drop to the 20’s again. I’m hoping to find more ducks on ice. 🙂
I know! My boyfriend told me they were calling it that before I heard about it. We’re in the 30s today and then begin the drop to the teens come Tuesday.
Good luck finding ducks! Seeing your photos has risen interest in me to head down to a local park where you can usually find geese and ducks. Perhaps I’ll get to catch some ducks on ice myself and send a nod your way!
Really wonderful images Emily. It is nice the goose returned. I am like you and would have worried too.
You and I think alike and care so much for the world around us. Thank you so much.
The birds in our back yard were looking for water and I did not realize the bird bath was empty – it rained on Saturday – bone dry Sunday morning. I do not cut all the bushes to the ground either, so they have places to hide out when the weather is not so nice or like on Saturday with 55 to 75 mph gusts of wind. It also gives them a place to hide from the birds of prey too.
Oh I bet the birds love you dearly for thinking of them and creating safe havens. I can’t even imagine wind gusts of what you’re talking about. That’s tropical storm stuff.
I’m so happy they all survived. Beautiful photos.
Oh me too ! Thank you so much.
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