Flight plan
Wednesday March 28th 2012, 11:33 pm
Filed under: Food,Friends,Wildlife

This one‘s for DebbieR especially.

It’s been a long time since I’ve been pregnant, which means it’s been a long time since I had to monitor sugar intake for diabetes. I’m out of practice. I spent today cleaning, shopping, baking, pricing slicing dicing hoping.

I think I did okay by the folks who enjoyed my dinner.

And in the middle of all that prepping I sat down a moment and looked up in time to see the incoming hawk: a quick turnaround at the feeder, back to the telephone wires to get a good look in all directions as it shifted its feet to turn here, then here, then back across the yard towards me again, across my roof and away.

All in definitely under ten seconds. Blink. Wow.

Did you see the video Sherry linked to in the last post? This one, and thank you, Sherry. I have a birding friend who has seen robins fledging and she’s sure that’s what that was: a baby robin at first flight, playing air guitar. (I love how the little bird cranes her head up at the singer as he sings to her.)

Its momma expected it to land in the lawn but it wanted bluegrass, for sure.

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Talk about a muse. Wow. I watched yesterday, and am awed again… and again.

Comment by Channon 03.29.12 @ 7:15 am

(Giggles!) Love it! Thank you! And that bluegrass loving bird is too cute. Amazing.

Comment by DebbieR 03.29.12 @ 7:23 am

bluegrass — hmmm, indeed! thanks for sharing this cool clip!

Comment by Bev 03.29.12 @ 8:36 am

So that’s what Josh Williams looks like. I used to work with his father, when Josh was still in high school, but already performing in Nashville. I love the way he reacted to that bird!


Comment by Adele Marano 03.29.12 @ 5:40 pm

How nice to see this today, when we got the news of Earl Scrugg’s passing. Lots of joy to share in music, even beyond our species.

Comment by twinsetellen 03.29.12 @ 6:31 pm

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