Ruffles in the Air — Wednesday, June 26, 2019

This Red-winged Blackbird was in such a hurry to get away from me I got to see each and every feather as he jolted into the sky

In fresh pale air, I saw little dangling feet

I love to hear this little quail calling, calling —a Gambel’s Quail

Their voices like ruffled water

The flight so effortless to birds, so fascinating to me

When watering our lawn the birds come in flocks to thin out the worm population

A tiny little Killdeer lingering as I walk by

Summer bounty in birds

And of course more feet…and wings

The flash of feathers

Among the soughing Red-stemmed grass, in the beautiful small beating heart, of the feathered and winged world.

From my world to your heart,


16 thoughts on “Ruffles in the Air — Wednesday, June 26, 2019

  1. Wow Linda, what great photos of birds! Love the little “bob whites”. I need to get a camera like your and give it a try πŸ™‚


  2. Re winged blackbird used to live around the marsh around the San Francisco Bay, and sometimes come farther south into the Santa Clara Valley. They do not do that now of course. I sort of miss them. California quail is our state bird, but they are not very meaty at all.


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