Time Spent

Do you ever wonder about how you spend your time? At the end of the day or before sleep meandering in your mind about the past day? Retirement I guess will do that to a person. It seemed like most of my life what I did was time spent making ends meet. All but a very limited number of hours spent around assuring that ability to work. Or time hence life revolved around work. At the present time I get to choose how I spend my time without making a living as my primary concern.

As it is with most folks it is a natural desire to work or do something that makes one feel they are accomplishing. I suppose that is where I am at today. Perhaps a reason I spend so much time around an eagles nest each morning of late. Feeling as if learning is still a part of who I am. Another piece of understanding life may fall in to place studying another species. Maybe I am just lazy or crazy I often think when watching a bird sit in one spot for an hour or hours. Hell, there are times that a bird is not even there. Waiting on a bird. Gosh, as Mary S would say ” who’d a thunk” how I choose to spend my time.

In the second photo in today’s post look at the length of the stick the eagle is landing in the nest. A female eagle has a body length of around 36 inches. It is the male landing with the stick so the bird is slightly less that three feet long. The stick must be close to 9 feet long. It ended up with the thick end sticking out from the nest two or three feet. The bushy end mostly in the nest. After bringing in two sticks before sunrise the eagles started screeching repeatedly looking off in one general direction. Finally flying off in that direction. With my eyes I could see nothing that they were screeching at. If I had to hazard a guess it would be that another eagle was in their line of sight. They chose to go run it off. I will never know the answer to that question. I don’t have the need to know everything. Unlike that fellow that thought he was perfect. You know the guy. The one that said he thought he once made a mistake but found out he was wrong…

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2 Responses to Time Spent

  1. I don’t think we ever stop learning and learning is never a waste of time.
    I’m kind of glad to hear that eagles make mistakes with their sticks!
    Love the shots of the heron and all the smaller birds.

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