So I went to mass late. And stopped by the pond. I liken this pond to motel 6; not fancy but comfortable. Anyway it was near sunset and wouldn’t you know I got bit by mosquitoes! Two in the face (near the edge of the temple and a cheek) and my left wrist. Amazing! But the birds were coming in to settle in.
So I decided to go the pond before the 4 of July fireworks. It was rainy. But the pond was peaceful as you can see until …
We had a rumble in the pond … one more there was one Heron and then suddenly another one showed up. Herons are territorial and they began to fight. They trapped a duck and then the duck got feisty. Finally they rolled over a pair of geese and the geese were not have any of and swung around and they went into fight mode. It times like these when I wished I had better gear. But wow! It lasted for five minutes. No geese or duck harmed that I can tell. And only one heron left in the pond. The other flew away.
Goodness, it was hot here and the Heron thought so too. But occasionally there was a breeze that made this Heron a bit punky.
So after going to a movie and lunch, I drove by the pond to see if there was anything to see. There were ducks, geese, and the heron who was going fishing.
Well the rains have been fierce. Particularly this past Friday, the roads were extremely treacherous and there was hail. I finally go to the pond but it’s unclear to me that the goslings are safe.
But the Heron and the smaller birds were present