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Turkey take off

Walking on the creek

Walking on the creek I saw that the turkeys were about and in numbers. There were turkey dance tracks, literally loopy loops of turkey tracks; party conglomerations where the snow in the middle of the river  was beaten down by many birds; highways; landings and take offs, eh.

Turkey take offs: run run, flap flap, fly!
Turkey take offs: run run, flap flap, fly!

Catbird or chatbird?

My new pal likes to chat
This little fellow has been following me around the yard. Chattering away.
This little fellow has been following me around the yard. Chattering away.

I don’t know what it is about this guy. He follows me around the yard. He comes by my bedroom every morning. Yes, often waking me. And he talks and talks and talks.

That’s why I say, I know  he or she is a catbird. But to me he’s more like a chatbird.

I was swinging in the hammock and he came down to have a look at what I was up to. I was lucky enough to get this pic. (Thx, Ms. S for lending me your camera.) Cute little feller.

A mass of monarda

Bees in the bee balm
A big ol' bee lurks in the monarda.
A big ol’ bee lurks in the monarda.

I counted at least 3 kinds of bees in the bee balm patch. My goodness tho. They will not hold still for a photo.

After last years collapse, even though we don’t have the bees we used to have. It is nice to see a recovery in progress.