Lunch Talk

Today at lunch our friend Jane told us about the Bullock’s Oriole
which she spotted in her yard and how she put out orange halves for it and went to Ace Hardware to get a special Bullock’s oriole feeder in the hope of attracting more of the species. I was amazed by two things. One was that she found having a beautiful bird in her yard was a wonderful thing worth reporting to friends. The other was that there was such a thing as a Bullock’s oriole feeder.
It does amaze me when people find interesting and worthy of note things I find interesting and worthy of note. I have long since assumed that I have weird and arcane interests. So Jane’s report on her backyard birds was a pleasant surprise.
Jane also told us she had put up her hummingbird feeder as they were back. Gail and I had heard one fly by just the other day so we were able to substantiate that fact.
I don’t dote on birds, but do enjoy seeing them and noticing them. I like to know their names and recognize their calls. I have two acquaintances here who know a great deal more about birds than I want to. Beth and Tim are wonderful resources whom I can ask about birds I see or hear.

Author: mastout

I'm a writer and poet who dabbles in photography. I'm interested in many things and love to learn new stuff.

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