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The Wye East River: An Abundance of Riches

On Wednesday June 12, we again paddled a marvelous Delmarva kayaking destination: the Wye East River near Wye Mills, MD. Launching from Wye Landing we immediately saw an almost comical abundance of river and marsh wildlife, immature bald eagles, mature bald eagles, osprey, blue herons, cormorants, and even red fox. 367 more words

Eastern Shore Kayaking

Jordan Lake Neighborhood: Great Blue Heron Fledgling video 06/10/2019


Many different species of birds are fledging at Jordan Lake right now.

I quietly watched this great blue heron this morning.

This new flier is about 8 weeks old and has probably been flying for only a few days. 28 more words


Tri-colored Herons

Here are a few photographs I have taken over the years of Tri-Colored Herons here in The Villages, Florida.  The Tri-colored Herons are not frequently seen here.   52 more words

Bird Watching

Late spring in the marsh

The marsh is full of life as spring blends into summer. Amid the twang of green frogs and buzz of bullfrogs, birds of all manner — songbirds, raptors, wading birds — forage for food and tend their young. 142 more words

Can you see the woods?

Looking round, we’re not doing so badly. I’m comparing things to when I was fourteen or fifteen. I can remember seeing my first buzzard. I had to go up to the Inner Hebrides to do it, and we watched it for about twenty minutes. 971 more words

Liminal Space

The Zen saying, “Words are the fog one has to see through” is worth contemplating.  I feel so, anyway.

For years I’ve welcomed a “word of the year,” a word or phrase that slowly settles into my being and grows into a conscious awareness of a personal message. 487 more words

Rituals For Peace (inner Peace, This Is)

Island Birds

Birds abound on islands of Maine’s Casco Bay. Some of the birds are old familiars; others are new to me, with names as yet unknown. Some wade in shallow marshes; others perch above them. 14 more words