That’s So 2020 – Bird’s Eye View

All photos were taken during our October 26, 2020 walk, except for one panorama, taken on September 17, 2020.

The bird life was very active during our walk, The Chickadees and Magpies already posted about, but also the ducks, Canada Geese and Ravens. It was as if they knew the easy times were leaving, or perhaps that they were leaving. All but one of these shots was taken from the top of the South river bank in Riverbend, a rather spectacular vantage point 65 meters (213 feet) above the river.

Bird’s Eye View ©

Summer season all but flushed down fall’s drain,

who knows what’s going through tiny bird brains?

Splishing and splashing, soaring and thrashing,

as if, before their eyes, life was flashing.

Nonetheless, they continue unhindered,

not caring one wit, about cold winter.

Wet ducks swimming and all eating their fill,

geese flying formation, escaping chill.

Above, black raven soars, without worries

he’ll stay here and brave cold winter flurries.

Season after season, little is new,

even Covid can not change bird’s eye view.

Talk about swimming in a slushy.
Ummmm, hate to tell you but your not headed South!
Carefree raven soaring the thermals.
Raven cruising the river.
Now, this is not a raven, flying with clouds above. What do you see?
One more surveillance run.
Riverbend panorama – September 17, 2020
Riverbend panorama – October 26, 2020.
Just me and my “shadow”.
Again, guys, guys, guys, you are heading the wrong way.
The stragglers.
The lonely magpie

Published by kagould17

After working for 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 3+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wanted me to do has been rewarding. While I still miss the social aspect of working with a team of great people, I have managed to keep in touch with many from my former team and I have many friends and family members who now fulfill this part of my life. Now that my Patty has retired, we are able to spend more time in pursuits and with people who are near and dear to us. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may not become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

17 thoughts on “That’s So 2020 – Bird’s Eye View

    1. Thanks Aiva. I was lucky to be up on the high river bank and watching them fly down below. Nobody guessed what the white patches were in the photo, but they were the frazils on the river below, rather than clouds. Thanks for reading and hope you have a great week. Allan

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  1. I know what you mean by telling the geese they are going the wrong way. Then again, I live near a river and flocks tend to congregate there before flying south. So, I have learned that they are heading to the river

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    1. Agreed. but these geese were also heading away from the river. They were likely looking for food in some nearby harvested fields. In our little city surrounded by grain fields, they come and go between the fields and the ponds. Thanks for reading. Allan

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  2. You made to laugh at the comments you put beside Canada geese pictures🙂 Hopefully they didn’t come our way!! We came back from the cottage yesterday and we saw at least 500 of them (could be 1,000 as well) foraging some fields along the way. I have never seen so many in one place! They tend to stay in the city as well..

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    1. I hear you. They are over running our area in summer and fall as well. A lot of goose exhaust on lawns and paths. It has been warm here lately. They could have even stayed a bit longer. Thanks for reading and commenting Christie. Allan

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    1. Thanks. The panorama surprised me. The change is so slow you forget what it looked like. I have another post coming that shows what it looked like in December. Thanks for reading and commenting. Stay well. Allan

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