Black-throated Blue Warbler

A little birdie whose existence I was unaware of, until I saw it ‘hopping’ about tree branches near the ground.

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Brown-headed Barbet

I haven’t touched the camera in ages. But here are some old photos I still want to share.

A strange little fruit loving bird with whiskers who nests in holes made in tree trunks;

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Yesterday I sat near the small ‘lake’ ┬ánear my home in Canada and talked to a stranger for more than an hour. I’m starting to see birds again too.

 

Downy Inspecting Wood Quality

If you feel weary of things you have to do in life, go out and find a Downy Woodpecker.

You will realize that everyone has some work they must do in life.

And that nobody has time for you.

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Downy Woodpecker

I was making a joke earlier. Downy Woodpeckers are different. They will make eye contact….

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Downy Woodpecker

…for a split second. This kind gesture will fill you with enough joy to last a few days. You can go home marveling at the invisible connection and understanding you have with the rest of existence.

The other birds I saw that day were: Dark-eyed Junco, Red-winged Blackbirds, Goldfinches and three Hooded Mergansers (Mallards and Canada Geese too ofcourse!). 10 minutes walk from home, at my treasure trove.