Thursday, November 12, 2015
The Cardinals Came
There is a drawback to walking for exercise. Once you start you can't.....not.....
Come dusk I was restless....
I hiked up behind the barn almost to the 30-Acre Lot, to my favorite birdie hot spot in the darned near darkness.
Chinking calls all around. Sounded like Cardinals, but there have never been that many Cardinals. Ever.
And then they came. I wasn't pishing. I wasn't doing anything...just standing there in the lane. But still they came.
A wave of Cardinals. They were silhouetted black against the tinfoil sky, no color to be seen, but they were what they were just the same.
If you stand there they will come.
I saw at least a dozen, but if all the birds chinking in the bushes were Cardinals there were many more.
Then came something that sounded like a chicken. Buck-awk-k-k-k-k-k. Took a while to recognize the sound of a hen turkey flying to roost. .time to go.
It was plumb dark down at the buildings. And spooky. Even the steer rustling in his pen as he ate his evening hay sounded ominous.
Kinda sad that it was only five o'clock.....