The Blessings Of Thanksgiving

This morning I am thinking about the blessings of Thanksgiving. As one who spends a large part of each day alone. That is alone except for the wildlife I so enjoy observing and learning about. It will be yet another blessing to have a day or two to spend with family. Time to rub elbows with our children and grandchildren. To catch up with what’s happening in their lives, play a few games, share a meal and offer thanks.

Observing a holiday when work is set aside for a bit. The gifts shared unlike the coming Christmas is the gift of appreciation of others. I do appreciate those who visit here to share in the bounty of wildlife. The beauty of the world we live in. The serenity and hope that comes with each sunrise. My time of day. What wonders will I get to see or not.

The absence, the hours of time when nothing is happening a necessity. Instead of anticipating a beat of wing or call. I await a crunching of gravel in the driveway. The barking of the dog that someone has arrived. For this too I give thanks. May your Thanksgiving be filled with anticipation and sharing. See ya when I see ya after the blessings of Thanksgiving have passed. Here is wishing you and yours a safe and happy time together……

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Today’s Flashback Photo

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Spurts Of Activity

Many hours of calm waiting interrupted by spurts of activity. That is how I am spending a lot of my time now. Attempting to be in the right position when a fish surfaces bringing eagles from far away perches back off the rivers edge. The juvenile eagles were the most active yesterday, starting before sunrise. The young eagles still learning how to catch fish. They do a lot more hovering and missing. Sometimes trying to pick up a fish to large for them to carry. Making several attempts before giving up. Fun to watch.

I did slip up on a small flock of Green Winged Teal. A smaller duck I have been wanting to see an photograph for a few years now. The ducks were so busy dabbling, feeding with heads down skimming the surface and just below. I waited and waited to get one of the ducks to raise a head with no luck. Finally caught a couple shots further out on stumps when males raised up and exercised their wings. As always I am thankful for all my opportunities to see the fascinating variety of birds that live and pass through my home area…

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Today’s Flashback Photo

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Sunday Captures

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Today’s Flashback Photo ” Cedar Waxwing “

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Rain Out

Yesterday was a rain out. Every time I got out the rain ran me back in doors. Try again today. Forecast is for a dry cool spell…

Today’s Flashback Photo

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Friday Captures

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Today’s Flashback Photo

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