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Last week I shared a goose
from Cerritos Regional Park

… and today I share some interesting bird activity.

occasionally
these pigeons took flight ‘en masse’
in sweeping circles







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and for others participating in (Almost) Wordless Wednesday,
Outdoor Wednesday
, Watery Wednesday, Wordful Wednesday,
Midweek Blues, and Camera Critters too

Thought for Today
“People learn something every day, and a lot of times it’s that what they learned the day before was wrong.” Bill Vaughan

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stormy skies above
as we walked out on the pier …
surveying the scene


very different
from the ones I shared last week
at this local beach


just a few people
brave enough to swim, walk, and
lay upon the sand



For Ruby Tuesday
here’s the bright Barefoot Bar sign
and menu outside


My sister likes her fish tacos ‘battered’ …

I prefer mine Cajun style

and THIS is Hula Pie … delicious!

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My World, Ruby Tuesday,
Outdoor Wednesday, Watery Wednesday, and Midweek Blues

Thought for Today
“Because time itself is like a spiral, something special happens on your birthday each year: The same energy that God invested in you at birth is present once again.”
Menachem Mendel Schneerson

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13 more photos
from my sister on the road …

RV traveling


Collaboration..
I create the mosaics

then share on my blogs.

Bald Eagles in trees
Canadian Geese in flight

Soaring Hawks and more …

Straight Out of the Camera

Poster Edges

Poster Edges – Pinched

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Thursday Thirteen, Sky Watch and Haiku Friday

Thought for Today
“Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn’t be done.” Amelia Earhart

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This is my 71stMisty Dawn started the meme and explains the rules here.

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See my other Camera Critters at
Small Reflections and Sacred Ruminations
Thought for Today
“If we could see our experiences for what they cost us we’d be millionaires.”
Abigail Van Buren

This week’s Sky Views
linked with Camera Critters … just because ;–)

This is my 69thMisty Dawn started the meme and explains the rules here.

Pelican sculptures
contrasted with real ones shared
earlier today

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See also today’s Haiku Sky Watch Friday at
Small Reflections and Sacred Ruminations

Thought for Today
“Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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This is my 7th …

13 Watery Bird Photographs

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Captured and Collaged by me with PSE6

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My 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th are at Sacred Ruminations
and my 3rd is here at Happily Retired Gal

Thought for Today
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.”  Mahatma Gandhi

This week’s theme is – WALKING
linked with Camera Critters

This is my 63rdMisty Dawn started the meme and explains the rules here.

This crow is walking in the grass, looking for food.

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Thought for Today
“Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time.”  Steven Wright

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I observed & snapped 13 pictures of this little bird
cautiously getting a drink before flying off.

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Thought for Today
“Use the talents you possess — for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except for the best.”  Henry Van Dyke
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This is my 3rd …See also #2 at Sacred Ruminations today.

More Fowl Food Fight Flights

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Thought for Today
“Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

This is my 54thMisty Dawn started the meme and explains the rules here.

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See also Bird Collages shared previously here, here and here.
Thought for Today
Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!”   Robin Williams

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