Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Catching My breath



I think I've done it. I ate too much. I was so anxious for spring migration to start. Every free minute has been all about the birding. I've enjoyed it immensely so far, but I had too much -too quick. It's like gorging yourself on your favorite food. No matter how much you like a particular food, you will eventually become full.

Monday was a day off for me. I felt a little burned out, trying to do too much at once. I decided to take a hike to the top of Great Hill in Portland. I brought my binoculars but decided not to try to see anything. If something flew out in front of me-well-then that's a different story. It was a cool ,clear spring morning. Birds were singing, the brook was gurgling, the trees were talking, and I was walking.

I heard a lot of chirping and rustling coming from the forest floor. I glanced over, but kept on walking -right to the top. I sat on a big rock, and just enjoyed the view. I took a few deep breaths and listened to the birds around me. Just birds singing -no species-no list today. Next weekend-I'll be hungry again.

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nina said...
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mon@rch said...

We all get burned out from time to time! Glad you are do some great birding when you get a chance!

nina said...

You may be hungry before then. I decide to leave the binocs behind, and sure enough, there's something I have to get a better look at!
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Body Soul Spirit said...

Spring comes and goes so quickly. Miss a day, miss a bird or a flower and it may not be back until next year. I understand the need to just go out and enjoy the day without making it a chore.
ruth

Lynne said...

I think I know what you mean. For me, sometimes I feel like birding (id's and lists) narrows my focus too far and I miss the big picture- the miraculous glory of nature.

Jayne said...

It's good to stop and digest everything now and again. The hike sounds like it was a nice break in being hyper-focused for some time. Seeing the forest instead of just the trees? :c)

Mary said...

That's odd that you did that. I purposely have been leaving my camera behind lately. Just needed to relax a bit. Take in the sights.

Cathy said...

Isn't this something. A lot of us have been experiencing 'bird out' - Heh heh. Get it? 'Burn out'

Larry said...

Cathy-Oh brother-I've been assaulted by avian humor.