Monday, February 1, 2010

Bare Bones of Winter

Last week we drove through the Baskett Slough Bird Sanctuary near here. There is a little known road which runs down the center of the water in the sanctuary. We stopped to watch the skies. The air was alive with layers of birds lying upon the air, landing, taking off, shifting and swooping. I did not catch any photos which did justice to the majesty of that sight.

I enjoyed the Red Wing Black Birds, who's call I've learned to imitate. They seemed fascinated when I would answer them--they couldn't figure out what kind of bird I might be. Though they flitted near, I could not get close enough to take pictures of their lovely flash of red feather.

And then there were the Three Stooges you see above. These geese were hilarious to watch. I laughed and laughed at their antics.
It was hard to leave, as the sun set behind the soft rolling hills clad with ancient oak trees.


Clytie said...

Bird sanctuaries are so fun. I'd love to visit there with you and see the beauty you saw!!!

Lois said...

What a wonderful way to spend the day! I had some red winged black birds visit my backyard for the first time last year. They are beautiful!

Grannie Annie said...

Hey I recognize those three goofballs they were hanging out in my pond last fall...Happy February...Happy Monday Sissy Bea.

Anonymous said...

You need to go back and read what Patty wrote to you and Steve under your comments about how I looked sitting at the restaurant in Yokohama...LOL

Anonymous said...

Pretty pictures, by the way. Forgot to say that before.