Of Blueberries and Birds

Blueberries on the bush and in the bucket at Abshier Farms, Belleview, Florida.

We recently spent part of a morning picking blueberries at a nearby farm. Of course all of the berries ended up in the bucket…well most of them… as blue lips and tongues could attest. Along the margins of the field, periodic blasts of firecrackers and rockets echoed from the trees, sending fruit-eating cedar waxwings scurrying away from the berry patch. They were also harassed by a swallowtail kite that soared by and sent them scurrying in any direction away from their feared predator. Poor birds!

I suspect that the waxwings may have been a bit jealous of us as we peacefully plucked and munched our way through the rows. Fortunately, however, they did not leave expressions of revenge on our cars in the parking lot.

#blueberry #cedarwaxwing #kite

Published by eskildoodle1

Retired physician with interests in writing, photography, music, and astronomy. I have written multiple stories of life experiences, travel, and astronomy, and have been playing the ukulele for 10 years. My wife Fairy and I travel frequently to the Pacific Islands of Hawaii, and French Polynesia, and I have learned several of their native-language songs. This blog will be a forum to share experiences with family and friends.

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