This is the best weather we've had all year! I'm sitting out in the sun with shorts on, no less, listening to the horses finish up their breakfast in the barn and watching them emerge from their stalls to soak up the sun.
I'm birdwatching again, and I have a delimma. 42 is a cat, and she wants to do this:
Same story, different day: she wants to kill the Killdeer. But I did get a picture of the broken wing display they use to trick cats away form their young. It works great!
Still, I just wanted to relax and enjoy the sunshine and take pictures--not watch birds get killed. So, I put 42 in the house. She protested, and then I thought--what am I doing? This is the natural order of things--cats kill mice and birds and coyotes kill cats--and it all goes round and round. I let her out about fifteen minutes ago and haven't seen her since.
Off of my deck, I can see the horses and my newly planted trees which are attracting more birds to the area. These little American Goldfinch just showed up. They also call this bird the "wild canary", which is what I thought it was when I first saw it. I have a wonderful little Field Guide for identifying birds.
Well, time to go let the horses out. This will be a good day to get a ride in!