Birds #1 (2017)

I have all these thinkpieces in me about land and commercialism and BIG TOPICS but then I just want to write about birds. But really I do intend to spend less time on social media in 2017 and put more of my writing energy into poems, essays, and observations here.

Lately: wild turkeys everywhere. Britt heard them roosting up in the trees, flapping around. Barred owl a few weeks ago. Golden-crowned kinglets, black-capped chickadees, tufted titmice, house wrens, American crows, white-breasted nuthatches, dark-eyed juncos, downy woodpeckers.  Last fall there was a white pelican hanging out at a pond a couple miles away for at least a week. Hard to believe we're only two and a half months from phoebes and red-winged blackbirds returning.