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Monday, January 17, 2011

How to Procrastinate

Making Days Count 17

Today was mild, and somewhat windy and rainy. This was not wonderful photo taking weather, however I enjoyed getting out for a walk and then for a drive.

When looking out the front window this morning, I noticed that Mrs. Downy Woodpecker was enjoying poking her beak into the suet feeder. No sign of Mr.
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I headed down to see Harzel, and he was being buffeted by the wind while peering at a panorama of mostly grey, with nothing on the horizon! I hope his outlook improves ;)

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A few Bald Eagles drifted overhead. Here’s one of them:

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On the walk home, I saw a heart shaped rock on some moss beside some cones and twigs. There were some touches of plant life to brighten up the day.

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I decided to check out the swans, but upon arrival noticed there were none in the area. A Bald Eagle atop a tree was swivelling its head around as numerous birds flew in its vicinity.

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A flock of gulls appeared close to the water. I’m not sure what kind...at first I thought Bonaparte or Franklin, but their heads are supposed to be white in winter, and turn black in the spring, so I’m stymied. Also, all I could see were their undersides, which didn’t help me identify their markings. I liked the look of them anyway!

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On my drive home, I realized that there were sea lions on the pontoons, but I didn’t stop as it was late afternoon. I did however take a few photos of the snow capped Coast Mountain Range in the distance.
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All in all an enjoyable day, and going out helped me procrastinate doing some inside jobs... so that counts for something ;)

2 comments:

  1. That sounds like our recent weather, although yesterday and today have been sunny and cold.
    I think that seeing lots of different birds helps make for an enjoyable day like that.
    As for inside jobs my list never gets shorter! Flighty xx

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  2. lovely to see so many birds and beautiful views!

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