Monday, July 26, 2021

 I was again at the park, checking for the alleged last kitten, whom I again did not encounter.   

So I went bird watching.  Birds were everywhere, particularly Scrub Jays, Northern Flickers, Rufous Sided Towhee's, Robins and today--California Quail, a little family of them.

Running Jay

The Quail family



They are using the same hole into the briars the dumped rabbit used, before he vanished, which seems a little ominous.

When I was at the park this morning, early, drinking coffee at the picnic table by the river, I saw a man across the river.  There are a few houses over there.  He came down near the river, headed back up, and suddenly---BOOM!  Shot off a gun of some kind (very loud kind) at something.   Made me hit the dirt, startled me so.  

Lots of people were at the park before I left, dog walking mostly, but also at the kid play structure and frisbee golfing.  

I like to see the trash people leave, for some reason.  This year, there have been lots of discarded river floaties.  They don't seem damaged.  It's more like people buy them for a one day excursion and then trash them.   I felt like taking the paddle, for a spare.


This double float tube was left for trash complete with a cooler space full of empties.

There were a couple of interesting hats laying around too.  I just leave them.


That's it for today.


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  1. Sigh at the trash. Bigger sigh at the shooter. I would certainly have hit the ground.
    I am sorry that the kitten continues to elude you, but loved the birds.

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    1. The loud boom did wake me up more so than the cup of coffee I was drinking. Pretty sure the kitten, if there even is another, hooked up with one of the fixed boys. I know which boy the kitten would be with, because he was friends with the mother, but he's been absentee since the big black unfixed boy showed up. Paws doesn't like unfixed boys, they scare him, since he's elderly. Jasper will take awhile to lose those hormones, even though fixed now.

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  2. If you really think they have been dumped, take what you want. Sad that people think when they no longer need something, make it someone else's problem.

    I don't think we have any of the birds you mention here but of course we know all about red robins.

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    1. I think a long time before I take a piece of trash, like would I really use that, do I need that...... However, junk seems to invade my garage in the night, stealthily sneaking in and making itself at home. I don't want anything here I don't use. Robins are well known and widespread.

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  3. Pictures of trash people leave behind sounds like a coffee table book to me. Something to work on during your spare time. :)

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    1. I used to take photos of the trash people dumped at the recycle center. It was interesting, fun.

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  4. I can't imagine finding waste like that. ~shakes head~ Cups, cigarette butts, and napkins we find here and there. But leaving behind perfectly good items is a mystery. Best wishes, my dear.

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  5. I know an art show that want people to clean up around a lake (Kootenay) which in Canada and they have a art class or exhibit from trash around the lake.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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