Sunday, August 30, 2015

Wildlife I Have Seen

Back when I first started reading blogs, they were called "online journals" and there were only a handful of them.
One writer, who called herself Firedrake, always rode her bicycle to and from work and when she blogged, she'd list the roadkill she'd seen that day.
Sometimes I see quite a lot of wildlife and it has occurred to me to list them, in a kind of hearkening back to Firedrake and wondering what ever became of her and her blogging habit.

I saw this beauty while leaving my sister Karen's one afternoon. I stopped, turned around and went back to try for a closeup, but naturally it flew off. I could see that it didn't have the markings of the red-tailed hawk that is so common around here:
It doesn't look like any of the hawks in my Birds of Saskatchewan book. Anyone know?
And then one day at the news office:

CLICK HERE to read about this friendly Canada goose that followed me from a neighbouring yard to the front step of the Wadena News.


  1. Hard to say who that guy hanging out on the fence is. The Canada goose brought me back to my life in the Okanagan where the geese or the ducks followed people around like they were the family pet.

  2. Blogging has brought me such joy---both my own writings and other people's. I remember saying that I was starting it to see what I really thought about things. That is exactly what I found out but I didn't realize how much more I would learn or how many friends I would find. I never regret it, even though I'm not as prolific as I used to be.


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