I took a walk along the Connecticut River this morning. The twists and turns of life we all experience have kept me away from my weekend birding routine. Today was the first day I was able to get back to the birding basics. Routines can become mundane and make us feel like robots, traveling though life on autopilot. Breaking away from the usual way of doing things is an opportunity to make some changes and approach things differently.
I know for myself, that I sometimes look but don't really see. It's sort of like when you drive in a trance but don't remember the journey.
Today, was one of those days I was able to slow down and look at one, or in this case, two birds at a time. I got back to the habit of writing down what I saw and seeing, not just looking.
Today I was following a familiar path but I found it comforting, not boring because I missed my routine birding.
(birds in photos 2 and 3 are Savannah Sparrows).I was also able to view things from a different perspective.