~A Sojourn~ Life on Planet Earth~
header photo-Riley Moore Falls, Oconee Co., SC
"Did you ever suffer an attack of a wandering foot caused by the lure of that mystic unknown? There's is no permanent cure, relief only had
while making the wilds your home."
This is a post I began prior to my Mom going into hospital, I never really finished it but I'm going to use it for this weeks post until I get myself back up to snuff
Nov 8th, 2019
I normally start writing a post on Monday and it's done for posting on Sunday...I've been covered up with projects and I have done very little birding this entire week in fact I turned in one list to ebird in 7 days. Last weekend it rained on Sunday but my sis and I went out birding anyways! We did mostly car birding.
Next to some cotton fields we had lots of Palm Warblers! We had some Song Sparrow at this location as well.
Then we moved about 1 mile down the road to a sod farm my sis ran in and got permission for us to cruze around...it was raining pretty hard....we had about 7 horned larks on the ground...
Not a bird I see very often and a horrible photo thru car glass with drizzle.
Lots of Crow both Fish and American were about..
We had a couple Hawks hunting from atop the irrigation machine....here is the Red Shouldered we spotted against a really dull sky....
Two large flocks of Red-winged Blackbirds moved away in the distance...
And we had a couple White Ibis out there in the fog also. This sod farm is just barely out of our county. We sighted other birds like American Kestrel, Turkey Vulture, and at least one Northern Harrier was there early on, but left after he saw us. This is a spot I want to return to on a sunny day.
...and my post just ended there....we had an enjoyable outing but by the next day mom was quite ill...
My Mom Memory for this post is a day trip we made to Swan Lake And Gardens in
May of 2009, Swan Lake is in Sumter County southeast of us. Mom was only having to use a cane at that time, 10 yrs ago! This friendly Canada Goose decided to be Mom's pet for a while as we strolled around checking out the flowers, Swans, and other bird life of the garden...