Tag Archives: Mentor

Something in Common…..

Double-crested Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant

 This image was taken February, 2012 near Eastbank Campground, an Army Corps of Engineer park.


Neighborly encounter, on the trail

I observe binoculars around her neck

Ah, something in common


I am a birder you see

A wonderful hobby, a life long passion

We stop to chat


What birds have you seen today, I ask

New to this hobby, so I offer her an excursion

Other locations to search for birds


She exclaims

“Yes, maybe one day, perhaps in the fall

We’ll also do some hiking”


Now, I see her on the trail

Binoculars around her neck

Head down as she passes


How sad for her

She has no time for me

I had a birding mentor


She became my friend

Her name was Ann

A kind and gentle soul


She taught me well

I treasure those days, with heartfelt appreciation

For they are no more, she is gone now

                                                   ~By Sheila 08/20/2013~

White-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch

This image was taken, in my yard, last year about this time. I saw a Nuthatch last evening, pecking its way down a Pine to its base to then grab a seed out of a feeder. So much fun to watch.

Happy Birding!