Nature Calls

I know it’s probably sheer coincidence, but I almost feel like the birds are calling for me, wanting to know why I’ve abandoned birding. Until recently I’ve never seen a Great Blue Heron around my house, but twice in the last two weeks one has flown by my den window or right over my head as I was going into the house.

The first time it seemed to be merely flying over this ridge to reach a different beach area, but when I didn’t take that hint it became more insistent today. Standing on the roof of the house across the street until I finally went out an hour later and took a picture of it:

Great Blue Heron on Roof

Of course, it probably just stopped there because it was gathering warmth from the home, but since I haven’t been out for birding since I don’t know when I felt like it was calling me.

Of course, it would help if we could get a little sunshine around here, and, depending on the weather forecast you look at, there’s not supposed to be any sun until next Monday, though one suggests it will be cloudy rather than rainy tomorrow. If it looks like there is an extended break, I will try to get to Nisqually tomorrow, though I’m not counting on it.

I’m afraid if I don’t get out pretty soon, the local Bald Eagles will swoop down and lift me to the nearest viewpoint.

5 thoughts on “Nature Calls

  1. It does seem that the birds seek you out. I’ve never seen a Great Blue Heron on a rooftop. I like all the angles and textures in your photo. And the intensity of the heron’s focus.

  2. It’s Obadiah, aka my mum, wanting to get a look at you. 😉 She’s seen you comment on my blog!

    I loved seeing it on our railing while she was dying, and on the roof when I would come down the hill in the weeks after she died. I haven’t been to the beach in a few weeks, since my dad is in Ireland, so maybe she’s trying to figure out where the heck I am. jk, as my daughter would say.

What do you think?