Alone time in my “backyard.”

My social anxiety is at a great height these days as I navigate all-sorts in my life. So I savour alone time and nature in my “backyard.”

Today’s lagoon walk sightings and sounds included:

Starlings, Crows, Sparrows, Pigeons, Herons, Wrens, Squirrels, Ducks and ducklings- mallards, wood ducks, Canada geese and goslings, Raccoons, Thrush songs, Robin songs, Eagle songs, Bugs, Dragonflies- so many! Skimmers, darners, damsel flies. Red, white tail, ten-spots, amber wings etc.

Other sightings from last couple weeks include: beavers, otters, turtles, fish, frogs, mole, mice, black birds, hummingbirds, hawks, titmouse, flickers, woodpeckers, stellar jays, kinglets, wrens, nuthatches, swallows, larks, ravens, seagulls, vireos, chickadees, finches, pine siskins, cormorants, mergansers, goldeneyes, buffleheads, buntings, juncos, towhees, warblers, Kingfisher, raccoon grabbing and eating a salamander…

In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.
Robert Lynd


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