Birding on New Year’s Day

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Not a bird!

I spotted this pretty doe standing in the meadow on the other side of the split-rail fence. When she walked in my direction, I decided she should be the featured image for my New Year’s Day post, even if she isn’t a bird. So here she is!

Now on to a few birds. Because the morning was cold and overcast without even a glimmer of sunshine, some of my images came out blurry (Reminder to me to pay closer attention to my camera settings); however, a large and varied flock of little birds were flitting around near some fallen trees, probably because someone (not this someone, but possibly another photographer better prepared than I) had sprinkled a few bird seeds on the ground to celebrate the holiday!

After a while, my frozen fingers and toes (and my growling tummy) signaled that it was time for lunch, so I reconnoitered with my walking buddies, and we trekked along the trail back to the parking lot and headed home.

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Bob and Mabel

Today’s walk reminded me again that any day is a good day for a trail walk, even when the sun doesn’t shine. Thanks for walking along with us today. See you soon.

Sunshine or clouds, I’ll see you along the trail.
Trail Walker

 

Playground games

You never know who is going to show up and claim to be top bird on the playground. These birds remind me of my grade school playground where “King of the Hill” was a popular recess activity.  Today’s competitors include King Cardinal and a hopeful challenger,  a much smaller but determined sparrow.

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But before the contest can be decided,  an even bossier bird enters the fray, sends the contestants flitting away, and claims the crown as King of the Post!

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The winner!

The bell rings.
Recess is over.
But tomorrow will be another day on the playground.

Sometimes it’s just fun to add a little imagination to the pictures!

See you soon!
Trail Walker

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