My dear friend Janis came over for lunch. She wanted to see the Swamp which is a only about 3 miles from me. It is listed as a Birding Hot Spot. A Biologist visits once a year to check on a rare plant that flowers somewhere in the Swamp. You have to take a small boat to find it and he won't share where it is located.
Well what we found was not pretty. Some fools had a beer party and trashed the place. Someone even "pooped" in a cooler with a broken lid. How very disgusting! I visit there often and never have I seen it littered like this. We didn't have bags or gloves (we would have needed gloves...it was that bad) to clean it up. We were both very upset.
I placed a call to a local official (who happens to be my ex-boss) and he is going to check this out. He is even going to try to get it cleaned-up and try to get the Swamped listed as a "Protected Area" and have it paroled regularly. I am feeling better.
We saw several Red-Wing Blackbirds and one large bird that was too far for me to get a decent picture. This Red-Wing was a little far away...but is my first picture of this pretty bird.:)
After we got back and had lunch. We waited for Mama Chickadee to leave the nestbox. I just knew that some eggs had hatched as Mom and maybe Dad were bringing in food and I was right. Now I am a proud Grandma to baby Carolina Chickadees!
They are sooo tiny. I am so thrilled! Three more to go.:)
Wishing All a Stress Free Life! Please enjoy and do what you can to protect our Native Birds and Wildlife and the areas they need to thrive. I do it for our future generations.