I spent an hour with my camera outside last night. I snapped a few photos.
Just 215. That’s all.
The amazing part about that though? I snapped 215 photos all in one small area of my new backyard.
As I stood there looking through the camera lens, scanning all around me in search of the next shot, I would constantly pause and listen to the hustle and bustle of busyness all around me.
It was amazing.
I stood there wishing I had brought along my phone too, so I could record not only ALL that I saw, but ALL that I heard too, so I could share it with all of you.
I have the sights in photos, but the sounds were equally amazing.
The largest of the ponds on our rental property here was the busiest.
There were coot’s.
And beavers. There’s always beavers.
The beavers here have been very busy trying their best to destroy the entire windbreak of trees at the back of the property. If you think beavers are cute, I’ll agree, but they aren’t so nice to farm land. They flood everything, and kill lots of tree lines.
And there’s geese here. Lots and lots of geese, and lots of evidence of geese.
(I think I need to invest in some new rubber boots…)
And all sorts of other birds. Red winged black birds, black birds with yellow that I haven’t named yet, geese, ducks, wild canaries, finches, you name it, this area has it!
The area which we live in is an “international bird area”. From the website linked:
With over 300 species, one day counts of over 300,000, and over one million birds annually, it’s no surprise that the Quill Lakes region is Canada’s most nationally and internationally recognized bird Areas.
This area is amazing. Have I mentioned we have some bird lovers in our family?
And through it all, the sun was doing it’s thing.
In all it’s usual glory.