It has been a quiet day. I made a very short walk today, impeded somewhat by my dog sitting. I have a young male chihuahua staying with me and I go feed his four relatives twice a day. The little ones stays with me because the others beat the dickens out of him. So he is my new "buddy".
I walked around the RV park and that was about it, but the day was not a total nature washout.
Around 5 PM, I was sitting out in my "yard" overlooking the lake when I started noticing a lot of bird activity. Of course, my mockingbirds were there. I expect them to land on my chair at any time - they are rather bold. But in the sycamore tree just thirty or so feet away, there was a lots to see. The chickadees were flying back and forth as were the Titmice. Then I noticed a bird I don't see all that often, a Nuthatch. He explored the tree trunk for a few minutes. Then came a pair of blue jays who only stayed for a few seconds. Next was a male cardinal who flew past. Up in the sky was a pair of turkey vultures floating with the cross currents. A couple of crows flew by as well. Out at the edge of the lake, the great blue heron was perched on his usual post and I could see several great egrets in sight. This was all in the space of maybe ten minutes.