|Piping Plover stands alone on a sand bar|
So I tried to push it more and headed to another birding spot on my list but as I did so, it just rained harder and harder. I parked in the middle of a forested parking lot alone still wet from the downpour on the beach. I love birds. The idea of returning back to my "other" life was difficult. It hit me like a ton of bricks.
I could do more. So much more. But financially I am still somewhat trapped paying for those student loans after all these years. I am itching to be free of those chains so that I can really fly and see more of the world. I am a child again playing in my neighborhood discovering amazing things. My mind is a sponge ready to absorb observation after observation of birds. Watching a Black Skimmer skim over the waters is truly amazing.
Or viewing the Semipalmated Plover among all the other birds on the beach makes me very happy. And I love sharing it with others who love nature. I love sharing it with Pat. I love the random road trips. The crazy birders. Visiting friends I haven't seen in years. And learning. Really really learning about myself, others and of course, the magnificent birds!
|Plover love-Wilson's and Piping Plovers on top; middle-Black-bellied, Killdeer, Semipalmated Plover; bottom-Mountain and Snowy Plovers|