Some birds of Summer and Winter.
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Land with water in it used to be call “swamp”. When I was growing up, a swamp had little value.
Over the years, education has changed the minds of many and along with the change in thinking, the term “wetland” has replaced the word “swamp”.
The values of wetland are still being established in the consciousness of society, particularly those members whose minds are ruled by the economy.
Here are two sights with great visual and emotional value that wetlands provide.
The birds know Winter is coming.
Sandhill Cranes make the trip to the warmer South in stages, pausing along the way to rest and glean the fields for food.
The opportunity to watch them and make photographs presents itself annually.
We are fortunate to be on the flyway and the presence of large farms in our area provides the resting spots.
The colours of Summer are magnified by bright days and a visit to a garden.
When you get lucky the birds contribute as well.
Yes, I know this is the first post in a while.
No excuses. Or explanations.
Lots of photos made. Lots of photos processed.
A fine summer has passed.
Over the next while I’ll try to catch up.
Early and mid spring saw the emergence of life from the winter sleep.
The ospreys have returned for another year.
First order of business is to make repairs to the nest.
We have been feeding now for about two months and have attracted a following of regulars.
At breakfast there is a show outside our windows which is a great way to start the day.
The Blue Jays knock on the glass if their peanuts are not out on time.
The other birds are less greedy and their feeders last a couple of days before they need refilling.
Here are some of our regulars.