Monday, October 17, 2016

One From Between the Sandbar and the Swamp

This morning I was having coffee while checking facebook and emails at my drawing table as I do. I was also drinking in the new and “improved” panoramic view of the sound. I am sad for the loss of some beautiful, big old live oaks in neighbor's yards, but it has opened the water view from this house even more! It is gorgeous. I will truly miss it.

I dearly do love it.
As I sat, I noticed a small bird fly into the live oak on my right and thought that it seemed different than the Yellow-rumped Warblers that are so ubiquitous this time of year. I got up and peered into the tree and finally got a good glimpse. I told Lynn, “I’ve got a Blue-headed Vireo out here.” We went back to the bedroom for a better viewing angle and it was still there, but on the backside of the tree. I cracked the window and pished and it popped right up in front of us. I went to get the camera, but it flew over the house toward the front yard.

I decided to wander out and see if it was still there and it was. It posed (although back lit) right in front of me for a few moments and I snapped a few photos. It had been far too long since I took photos of a bird. I am grateful for this little vireo and his visit this morning.
Beautiful Blue-headed Vireo

The cottage between the Sandbar and the Swamp will soon be listed as they say. It is easily one of my favorite places I have ever lived and certainly one of the best views I have ever had. I would love for it to go to someone who birds. I will keep y'all posted and I will, of course, post the link to the house once it is officially on the market. Anyone can contact me if they are interested and I will be happy to talk to you about this wonderful home.

Peace. Love. Birds.

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