Often, my own writing inspires ideas for this blog. Although I'll be researching/tweaking/editing, I am finished with another rough draft and for a bit might have to depend on my own life for topics-- do I have an 'own life' right now?
In order to be sure I still did, Sunday I was out at Finley, a nature preserve about twenty miles or so from our place. The birds were in high excitement with thousands of geese flying, landing and taking off. I don't know but many may be on their way north. What an exciting season.
In Finley, there are some regular residents. To just sit and listen to all the birds, to watch for the one moment something happens, that's why it's wonderful to go to such natural sites. And why it's so important they remain available for wild and migrating birds. It is a creative space that inspires me every time I am there.
The sounds of hundreds of birds landing and lifting off from the water, their wings beating the surface as they call cannot be duplicated. It has to be experienced. It must be thrilling for them also as they act together on some unheard (by us) signal.
We took quite a few videos and can't say any totally told the story of what it's like to be there. The following link is to a piece of that feeling: