Saturday, May 23, 2020

You Can Observe a Lot by Watching

Yogi Berra said that to his players in 1964 when he was managing the NY Yankees.  The ball players were not paying attention to the game.

I sort of applied Yogi's wisdom to my walks at on the Suwanee Creek and Ivy Creek Greenways.  I have been walking there for over 10 years now.  Except for the squirrels and the deer, haven't seen much wildlife.  About a week ago that all changed.  We spotted the Owl at Suwanee Creek.  Since then we have been observing a lot of wildlife.  So Yogi was right.  You can observe a lot by watching!

What we have seen in the last week:

Yogi was right!

Saturday, May 16, 2020

The Owl at Suwanee Creek

I was mad at myself for not bringing the camera.  Most of our daily walks are on the Suwanee Creek Greenway.  It's about four miles long so and out & back provides us with plenty of daily steps.  The one thing that has really stood out recently, the amount of wildlife we spot, pretty much every day.

Two days ago we spotted an owl perched on a branch.  As we came around the corner we saw the owl descend from the branch to the creek below.  Its wingspan was impressive.  The owl did exactly what I see the birds in my backyard birdbath do, bathed itself.  I was mad that I didn't have my camera with me.  It would have been some great shots.  I promised myself, tomorrow I will bring the camera.

Amazingly so, the owl was there the next day!