Category Archives: Birding

The Barn Owl (38)

I walk out the gate in the late dusk. I am bundled up, wrapped in warm scarves, hands in the pockets of my down vest. There is a crooked bush three blocks away, its trunk wrapped in colored lights. I … Continue reading

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The Hedge Is Alive (28)

I’d thought I was noticing more House Sparrows in my yard again in the past few weeks. And then, all of a sudden, there seems to be a full community of them again. Did they actually return from wherever they … Continue reading

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Good Day (23)

Sofia’s fur soft and warm against my knee wakes me in the late late dusk progress on my goal this week to catch up on my sleep. I grab shorts in dim light walk outside unwilling to break my three-week … Continue reading

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Summer Afternoons (20)

The cats sleep on the old wooden shelves at the side of the house Sable sprawled inside the empty top shelf Sofia wedged two shelves below between the bird feeder and the black plastic bucket I used to gather bougainvillea … Continue reading

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At Rest (13)

On a hot July day a hummingbird lands on green wire scaffolding for the cherry tomatoes in my courtyard garden. It is one of his favorite spots and I am always glad for his company. Today the mister is on … Continue reading

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Bird Angels (9)

After that fierce wind we had that lasted a day and a night, the one that took my sparrows, I found the verdins’ nest lying on the ground. They had built it in the pine tree next door, in a … Continue reading

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