rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,


I was looking out an eastern window when a shadow passed; great wings gliding. The shadow returned a moment later, as the bird circled. By the time I got to the other side of the house, where I might have gotten a look at it, the bird had vanished behind the pines. Even if it was flying low, the size of the shadow indicated that it was a huge bird. Most likely it was a large hawk, or maybe a vulture. I've always hoped to see a condor here, but never have. As a rule, they don't fly over places this densely populated, but the hawks and vultures do. I think I've seen eagles here a couple of times, too, but they were flying very high, so I couldn't be positive.

The flying things I did see today were mostly dragonflies. None of them alighted, so I couldn't identify their species, but there were lots of them about. Some might have been damselflies, or even crane flies. There were also a couple of bees, poking around in the few remaining sourgrass flowers for nectar. The afternoon air was balmy, and the buzz and whir of insect wings was soporific, but I didn't allow myself to be seduced. Too much to do. Still too much to do.

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