Thursday, August 8, 2019

Birds of the day

I ran into some wild turkeys on my walk this morning. The avian version of the coyote, wild turkeys have adapted well to urban life--or at least here in the Twin Cities. They flapped and walked toward me as I scurried across the street.

A couple hours later, I was privileged to see the release of some rehabilitated green herons and a redwing blackbird that had been nursed back to health by a local wildlife center.
If you've been to this blog before, you know I'm most definitely NOT a photographer, but I take pictures anyway.

Maybe 40 people showed up to see the release. We gathered on a viewing platform around a marsh. The carriers were opened, and off the birds flapped.

All of them hung out in a nearby tree. Maybe it was hard to believe that they were really, truly free.

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

I'm so happy to see you here -- it's like you're not that far away. Except you are, I guess. I'm glad that you're acclimating to your new home.