Red-tailed Hawks and being in the moment, a yoga and bird-watching influenced 420 character 9-liner where I realize that Red-tails might just soar for the fun of it like I do?

Pre-420 note on the photographer:

This photograph is by Alexander Kearney who does amazing things with his camera. We’ve been on walks with him where none of us have gotten a really good bead on the bird; Alex is able to find it, take a bunch of pix, and voila, all of a sudden we see what’s hidden in the bracken. Every world needs an Alex to help us see. He says this about his work: “I’m trying to figure out a way to purchase a Nikon 600mm lens, so that I can further my perception of birds (and wildlife) from a more accurate image…The fascination and application that I possess, drives me to work with what I have…My persistence is based upon my enjoyment; if I am able to share and provide enjoyment to others, I feel good.”  Alexander G. Kearney (P.O.Box 193; Kent CT 06757) ackbluefish@yahoo.com

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Simply being is me. I soar like the Red-tail,

the one I see hang

above the snow-crusted-corn-stalk stubbled-frozen-manure-spread field,

circling with broad, rounded wings.

Hunting? But, since RTs soar only when sated, perhaps she’s thinking:

let’s set my wings, catch a warm thermal draft, &

with nary a wing beat I can be at 3000′

to peer down for a big picture of where the food’s at for later;

or…I’ll simply be.

PATTY

http://youtu.be/ZB9xDHsrlvU

http://sunnydixie.blogspot.com/2010/06/john-blakeman-on-how-hawks-hunt-and.html

Ruby-Crowned Kinglet reminds me of what I miss about the ones I love who live far away. (a 420 character, 9-liner)

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The diminutive Ruby-Crowned Kinglet was captured by ace photographer Alex Kearney.
254 Macedonia Rd.
Kent, CT  06757

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Loved ones who are far away: How to know them?

They’re not like the tiny, migrating Ruby-Crowned Kinglets

I can easily ID even tho’ they dart through the roadside shrubs fastfast

into & out of my view.

Their wing-flicks are unmistakable.

& that male!

He sings this long, bubbly, amazingly loud song, sometimes with a double-note call.

FaceTime & texting help,

but I yearn to feast on the wing-flicks of the loved ones.

PATTY

 

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