Anguilla Birds and Beauty

Life’s Energy

Wildlife, especially birds, brings forth an energy that I think goes beyond their own wild lives.  I suppose I have sensed this more since the death of my son, for when I see a bird, I find a sense of joy that clearly mirrors times with my son. A life, joy, and energy that is universal, perhaps.

I’ve had many birds cross – er rather, fly – across my path this spring, some of which I’ve been fortunate enough to capture with my camera. Many are migratory, stopping by only briefly in their trek for some seed and a photo op 🙂

Flying home…

May is migration for many bird species, and I’m always thrilled to see my summer birds back for the season. Too, it can mean nests and babies and cute fledglings coming with Mom or Dad to my feeders.

These from my local favorite gardens, Longwood. A hotbed of migration activity, mixed with our year-rounders, and those heading north for their summer away!

 

 

The Perfect Sanctuary

While Point Reyes National Seashore is not a (wildlife) sanctuary, in many ways it presented itself that way, on my first ever visit there. Point Reyes has it all: bays, lagoon, ocean, lighthouse, cape, and LOTS of wildlife. Amazing, beautiful wildlife.

I included too a sprinkling from another brief but wonderful spot called Shorebird marsh in Corte Madera. Many new water birds (to me!) including a stunning flock of American Avocet.

Another amazing  day in my California visit!