Coming Around Again

I know nothing stays the same. Things change, life moves on, days become weeks which become months and so on. However, I also know that if I wait long enough what was will come around again, because, well that’s just how life is.

But one must be patient.

It’s a different year, and possibly different birds, but the American Goldfinches are molting, because that’s what Goldfinches do in the spring season.

Molting Male American Goldfinch, April 2022

Twelve months later my daffodils are blooming–again.

Daffodils, April 2022.

True to their nature, the Grackles returned to my corner of the Concord River to eat my seed and mealworms, and be general pains in the butt.

Common Grackle, April 2022

Mother Nature threw me a curve ball though. Two starlings, who I call Mutt and Jeff, although I’m sure one is a female, have made themselves welcome at my mealworm feeder and they are on a mission to eat every dang mealworm.

Sure it’s a pretty bird but it’s also a glutton. I have a hunch from the two starlings that I have now I will end up with several more next year, and more the next, until…

1963, Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’

Did you know the movie The Birds was loosely, I stress the word loosely, based on Daphne du Maurier’s 1952 story by the same title? Again, I stress the word loosely. And, yes, I know the picture is showing crows and I was discussing starlings but hey, they’s all black, glossy, and at times, annoying as heck.

Coming around again are my pair of Canadian Geese. At least I think it’s the same pair. Since they all look alike I can’t be sure. No biggie, I’ll just pretend it’s the same two geese who have visited me for the past couple of years.

Mama and Papa Canadian Geese, April 2022.
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They look the same. Canadian Geese, April 2021.

At least this year one of my Mallard duck mating pairs have a distinguishing adornment.

Mallard duck breeding pair, April 2022.

Can you spot it?

Keep trying.

My Great Blue Heron is back. See, what did I tell you–nothing stays the same, but, if you wait long enough, things will come around again.

Great Blue Heron, April 2022.

See, what did I tell you–nothing stays the same, but, if you wait long enough, things will come around again.

Blessed be :}

Mi manchi, mia amata immortale.

About tinthia

Wondering, searching, and wandering, I'm an earth witch with a desire to get it right in my lifetime. The flow of the river feeds my inner goddess and fuels my soul. Blessed be. :}
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