Self Isolating in the Wild

It is the act of separating oneself from others. Self isolation is the new norm. Physically separating oneself is necessary in these times, however, remaining connected to others through social media, phone conversations etc. is important as well.

I would love to have been doing day trips to places farther away, but that is not prudent right now. The best thing to do is self isolate in nature. Parks are open and wildlife preserves are still open. It is a great way to maintain adequate distance and get some needed fresh air. Here are some animals I saw recently in nearby parks still open.

At a nearby park with a lot of open space. I think this one is a bluebird. They had a birdhouse on a pole near this tree. I suspect this one may live there.
This one appears to be an eagle with some white feathers coming in on its head. A sub adult? It was putting on an aerial show around a local nest that was not his/her nest. Could this be a juvenile from a previous spring checking up on the nest he came from?
This blue jay was an area I drop seed. If you feed them they will come. I don’t do that all year, but in winter and early spring.
Late afternoon-early evening lift off. It took a few days to catch the father eagle coming back to the nest. I usually only go down to watch for 30 minutes or so.

Everyone keep in contact with friends and family, follow what they ask you to do, stay safe and stay healthy. Keep a positive attitude. Clean or organize your house if you now find yourself with extra time. Put on positive music. I am in different What’s App groups with different people who meet regularly to stay positive and stay in touch. Watch a church service online. Think of others. We shall all get through this together.

11 thoughts on “Self Isolating in the Wild”

    1. Yes, I love eagles. We have so many nests around here now. I found another one recently close to the river where they close off a hiking trail from December-end of March I think. Everyone said last year the nesting pair had gone. It appears they are back with new one recently hatched as well. I can only view the nest through a woods right now near where they have the trail closed off. They have this nest in a tree quite close to the ground. I’m sure that’s why they closed it off. I am bad at guessing juvenile ages. I will leave it to the pros like you. If I had a boat, I could probably get good shots there.


      1. thats good news to hear the Baldie pop is so high that their nests are close. They prefer bigger areas but I guess the river must have plenty of fish to support the pop.
        I’m not a Pro by any means. I tell how old they are by the tail colourations. Pay attention to that detail and you’ll see what I mean.

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