The Pink Moon from my deck
I had planned to ride thru 2 areas, so I parked and off loaded my bike. I am having problems with putting my binoculars and camera around my chest like in a sling manner. They press on my neck I think of poor George Floyd as the pain becomes unbearable...I think I want to find a Velcro attached tote of some kind, so I can whip it on and off of the front handlebars. I want something soft but with a foundation I may end up making one myself.,,so a bump can't send my stuff flying, I want to be able to whip it out fast.
While getting things ready I heard this....My ears perked up!
SO many birds were singing A Great Blue Heron took off, along with a Wood Duck, Orchard Orioles were already protecting territory and Eastern Kingbird was really belting out a song!!
"OH I just love Spring Breeding," I think that is what he is singing.
I parked the bike and went tromping around I scared an Eastern Towhee off her nest...they nest on the ground or in/under a short shrub, I had no clue I was so close to a nest...but once she flushed I moved away.
Back at the van I moved to a shady spot for lunch this is one of my favorite spots to sit and listen to the pond,,,
I enjoyed listening to Great Crested Flycatcher whistling up high in the pines, and the Frogs calling,.,
A blue Grosbeak showed up to take a quick dip in the pond,.,
On the way back I had wanted to pedal the road by the lake but there is no way to get from the Blind to the road with the bike, it's been plowed and where it's not plowed it's briars. By then it was hot so I made my way back to the van and packed it up for the day.
So I had the shot, it was crowded but they had their process down pat so once my name was called I had the shot then 15 min wait n see they made an appointment for my second dose that will be 3rd week of May. I have my white card with one check mark, and after that I stopped and got the bike rack will have to show it to you when I get it assembled.
Since I was on that side of the river I went up to the Lake and Dam...
Singing up in the leafy tops was the White Eyed Vireo..
I heard Bob Whites singing, as well as Field Sparrow, Blue Grosbeak, Summer Tanager and the Prairie Warbler..
And he was singing his heart out...I just listened to Joe Biden's address to Congress...a real President laid out a wonderful plan for our future; I only hope the GOP will realize we are in ALL OF THIS TOGETHER not just the pandemic, but all of it, what holds one down holds us ALL DOWN. The economy will only flourish when we feed it, by giving a decent wage to those who don't get it...that means more spending and more spending means more bottom line GDP.
AND the DEMS supported it also because spending is how our economy works. THE GOP is the obstruction party they are in a word USELESS to the f this country. Their platform is to keep people down why do you think they don't support the child care portion of the bill?? They think Women should stay home with their kids not go off to work and be independent WHY else would they NOT want to help people with decent child care???? What is the problem with that?? And it's an attempt to keep minorities from having a family and realizing the American Dream.
Until voters (US) are able to squash this rise of the bigotry and the double talk of the Right, we will get no satisfaction as a Nation. The Right Wing of this nation is the Taliban of the USA!