Reopening: A Bird’s Eye View

We know how hard it’s been these past few months for you humans. Not gathering together means no more communal bathing. That’s tough.

Bathing beauties

Communal Bathing

Don’t get me wrong, we’re very adaptable. We love congregating, but we’re also fine with just being with our significant other.

Mergensers M & F

and practise yoga together:

One leg stance

You may think of us as flocks, but we enjoy being solitary as well. That’s when we gain clarity:


or being solitary together, gleaning collective insights through our silent vibes:

Hang out as a group

Guess by now, you’ve gotten used to social distancing. We do that all the time when flying, no fun being poked in the eye by a flapping wing. Social distancing is not a problem as long as you know there’s someone flying with you, only 6 ft. away:


Some of you are gifted with a beautiful voice, we know all that. So you got to belt out from your balcony, we from ours:

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I’m glad you’re finally reopening. Just like us, you can come out to eat, drink, and be merry, instead of doing that in isolation. We can share the world with each other once again.

But huh… keep your distance please. We’re bathing.

Share the world




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If she’s not birding by the Pond, Arti’s likely watching a movie, reading, or writing a review. Creator of Ripple Effects, bylines in Asian American Press, Vague Visages, Curator Magazine.

14 thoughts on “Reopening: A Bird’s Eye View”

  1. This is delightful! Are those nuthatches on that tree, nicely distanced? That’s a gorgeous shot! ‘I’m glad you’ve been out to the pond and I love your clever narrative. You weave it all in together so well! Stay well, my friend.


  2. What a creative approach to a complex situation for us humans! The photos are sheer delight, and I’m so glad to know you’re finally getting out and about with your feathered friends!


    1. For a few weeks the Pond has been closed. First time ever I think the Provincial Park are closed to the public. Glad everything is almost back to normal, or, what they say, the new normal. I can see local businesses have really been hit the hardest.

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    1. Yes, I use a Nikon 70mm-300mm telephoto lens to shoot birds. Not great, but sufficient for me. I’ve noticed other birders use 400mm to 600mm lenses. But they are huge and heavy to carry.


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