I received a phone call about this little owlet this evening. I was able to put him back up in the tree. An adult was around, so hopefully even if the crook of the tree where I was able to place him isn't the nest, the adults will continue to feed him.
So today started out as a 10 because last night my hockey team survived another playoff game to make it closer to the finals. I headed out to walk Monty in the park up on the road where we are going to build. I began to think about our land and if we should be building there, spending so much energy and money to finally live there. I soon had my answer. A jeep was pulled over in front of Turtle Point Road, so I slowed down to see what they were looking at. It was a huge male bear, maybe about 400# and I think the same one we saw mating on the Solstice and also showed up for our Screech Owl release later on that Summer. The bear was soaking wet, and must have just come from our pond. He proceeded to come to a stand of trees on our next door neighbors lawn and began to rub his back. He did that multiple times, also chewed and clawed at the trees and rubbed his face. I can only imagine that he is trying to tell all the sows in the neighborhood that he is available. After I finished watching him I drove up the road and saw my first fawn of this Spring! Later while hiking I came across two turtles. And when I checked the beaver lodge, it has been majorly worked on! I wonder if our lone beaver has found a mate? What a great answer, nature always knows what's right for a body and soul. We need to live on that land.
Seems staying off social media is giving me a new life. Its been an entire week. Lots of wildlife sightings and I'm noticing so much more at home as well. Yesterday I heard a Greater Crested Flycatcher, and now today I've seen it multiple times. I also read an entire book. H is for Hawk! EXCELLENT! It hit me very close to home being a Hawk Watcher and having lost my Dad suddenly. I highly recommend it to nature lovers.
Lost a friend on Wednesday. 2 year battle with cancer. He has two young children, so it's difficult to wrap your head around them no longer having their dad. He excelled at being a dad, so in love with his two babies. I'm trying to search for the good in his early departure from this life, and the only thing I can come up with is that each of us has no idea when our time is up. We need to fully engage and live each and every precious moment. Be with those we love and pay attention to them! LOVE with all your heart. Do nice things for your friends and loved ones!
A little while ago, I also found out that another one of my sons will be leaving the lower 48 for HI. He will be gone for about 5 years. Trying to focus on our new found vacation spot, and to know in my heart that if I want to visit him and my other son in Africa, no more useless spending on anything. I'd rather go on a trip.
As I walked one of my clients today, I was thinking about how lucky I am to have found the perfect paying job for me, being with animals all day long. I looked up at the sun and there was a complete sun dog around the entire thing! How stunningly beautiful...if that's not a message I don't know what is! Lots and lots of great birds out at the loop, terrific time with my Friday date.
It's amazing how much goes on right outside your backdoor. You just need to pay attention and watch out your windows. Such a gift to get to constantly watch wildlife. Each creature so precious and such a wonderful sight. Today as I paid bills, I decided to make the best of it. Put music on, got myself a glass of iced coffee. I looked out the window and there was the racoon. We get them during the day almost every Spring. I figure its a very hungry mom. All are welcome.
Leusistic turkey. This bird was up by our property.