Royal Tern Mating Ritual

Life is a miracle every day if you pay attention. If you don’t pay attention, is just another day…

Male doing a little dance around female.
His wings get in a position of greatness while looking for her attention.
Hey! Come back here… “he said”

He gets tall and attractive, she is jus walking normal.

Xamlinnette 😌

Laughing Gull Photo Shoot

Anytime is a good time to take pictures of a living thing.

Modeling For me.
Walking around.

Close up.

Open mouth, ready to protest.

I wonder what it was trying to tell me. 😬

We went to Jacksonville for a medical visit to Mayo Clinic. I have learn to celebrate any common day or thing that we do and appreciate life. After the doctor visit we went to the beach, and I enjoyed watching the laughing gulls just doing their bird thing.

We are living in very difficult times, where life needs to be appreciated to the maximum. I love to travel, and and this very moment we can’t do it, so the best thing is value what we have in our backyards locally.

Xamlinnette

Red-Winged Blackbirds?

Certainly the name comes from the dark, shiny black color with red and yellow painting on the wings of the males.

But if you don’t know the female of the red-winged bird you would not recognized her. Her brown and cream and not so shiny color is not as attractive as the male.  But still the male is the one that look for her attention.

I enjoy this little details of life, these birds you can see them everywhere but do we stop to notice this things. The amazing creativity behind nature, is beauty in simplicity.

xamlinnette

 

Focus On The Search

How focus are we when we are trying to get something that we want or that we need? If the Osprey that I photograph here wasn’t focus enough on its search for food, it would not eat. While I was trying to get him focus on my lens, the osprey was in its search for food. He tried and tried again, soaring while looking down, then trying to get low to get a closer look, then went up again. This happens over and over again until he was able to catch his fish, and then flew away.

Maybe we should have that kind of focusing when we want something. Instead of giving up we should try again and again, at the end it will pay off.

Xamlinnette