Rural Prairie Pothole #2 – Bye Bye Blackbird

All photos taken during our June 20, 2021 bike ride.

Our next pothole stop seemed to be the domain of the Red-wing and Yellow-headed blackbirds. Not as many were visible as on previous stops, but it appears that Moms and Dads were intent on protecting and feeding their young’uns.

You would hardly know this pothole was here.
Momma Yellow-headed Blackbird performs gymnastic maneuver with one foot in each world. Likely poised for flight. She is not amused that we are harshing her mellow.
Don’t make me come over there. There is nothing to see here.
Giving us the side eye.
Meanwhile poppa arrives back with fresh snacks for the kids
I don’t think this is quite done yet. It is still al dente. Perhaps a bit more chewing to just the right degree of doneness.
Momma is still aloof. She won’t give up her guard post until Poppa is in range.
Momma scores a dragon fly.

Published by kagould17

Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

21 thoughts on “Rural Prairie Pothole #2 – Bye Bye Blackbird

    1. Thanks Marion. You have many pretty birds in your area, bull finches, robins and blue tits. The ones I wish we had here would be the Meadowlarks and the cardinals. Thanks for reading. Hope you are having a good Sunday. Allan

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