Breakfast Guests

A pair of cranes and a couple of herons out back.

And out front.  Pickings must be good!




About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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13 Responses to Breakfast Guests

  1. Blimey that’s a strident bird call!

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  2. beetleypete says:

    They were certainly not intimidated by that Chow Dog !
    I hope that Donald is still around too, Frank?
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  3. toritto says:

    Donald lives inside the screened in area, sneaking outside under the screen door only occasionally.



  4. Elizabeth says:

    I didn’t realize that you had sandhill cranes there. What a treat. Do they winter there or stay year round?

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  5. Very cool.

    In NYC I see mostly pigeons, blue jays and small birds. When I’m in Long Island I see crows, blue jays, cardinals, orioles, woodpeckers and a lot of birds I can’t identify – but nothing like cranes, of course.

    I once saw a turkey vulture in Long Island and while it was exciting to see a cool looking, 2 1/2 foot tall bird sitting on rail road tracks up close, it turns out it might not be a good thing because it apparently means they are being forced to enlarge the territory they hunt in. It had stopped to eat a squirrel that had been run over.


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  6. P.S. Of course there are other birds I see in Long Island, but not from my window. I’ve seen hawks, great blue herons, Canada geese and other large birds I can’t identify. 😎 Birds are awesome. Learning to fly was an amazing evolutionary accomplishment.

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