Observed at the Marsh in One Day

heron on the marsh spring
photo by Sylvia

9:00 am
Two mallard ducks
Five small turtles
One hawk circling directly above– its shadow lingering
goldfinches, robins, mourning doves, red-winged black birds and sparrows

12:00 pm
Three canada geese
Four small turtles
Two turkey vultures soaring on the warm wind currents
One blue jay screeching in the brambles
robins, mourning doves, red-winged black birds and sparrows

4:00 pm
One blue heron
Two enormous mating turtles
One fish jumping above the water
red-winged black birds and sparrows

8:30 pm
Thirteen canada geese flying in a “v” formation
a scamper in the brush and then a splash (beaver? another turtle?)
red-winged black birds and sparrows

and us–
the pup and me walking by the marsh in one day

17 thoughts on “Observed at the Marsh in One Day”

    1. They were the largest turtles I’ve seen at the marsh, but they were on the edge of the water and there was no way for me to take a photo of them in which you could actually see them. I did think of texting Wolfgang to see if he could run over and capture them with his powerful lens, but then I realized that he would be nowhere as excited about the turtles as I was. So, I let it go and took a photo of the heron instead. He was easier to see.

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    2. Ha! You’re right, we would have laughed together. Yesterday I asked, “Did you see my little gnome outside?” and he said, “Mom, stop and think about the words you just said to me right now.” But what kind of a person would I be if I didn’t buy little gnomes for the balcony?

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