We had an unexpected visitor.

A spectacular predator.

For a few minutes we had one of nature’s great air displays. Then it was off.

That was so lucky. Would have been so easy to miss this.

That brings to mind a slightly unsettling thought. How many of us would be missed if suddenly we were gone. Kinda like Marvels Infinity Wars. It’s an even more pertinent thought these strange days. So many of us are undertaking social distancing or full on isolation. Social links have been severed. If something goes wrong, if we are struggling, if we suddenly were gone – WHO would realise. Would the world even blink. Maybe not. That includes my own little family. Phone calls, visits, invites are rare at the best of times. Even rarer now. Would the world blink for us – no it probably wouldn’t. That’s a sobering thought. It’s a sobering thought for many of us.

But I guess that’s life. So we just have to deal with it. Keep our hearts open to others and just keep living. I’m lucky as I stumbled across the blogging universe.

The majestic raptor fly past is a great reminder of why living is so worth it.

70 thoughts on “Air Display

  1. Amazing photos!
    Yeah I realised long ago I’d never be missed. Nobody cares. I don’t mean that in a depressed way though. I wouldn’t expect anybody to care. They all have their own lives to be getting in with.

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  2. Good post Gary. Great pictures. Was it a sparrowhawk?
    I’ve often thought about if anyone would miss me. I must admit I’ve noticed when some of my readers or those I follow haven’t posted for a while.
    Apart from Bro in NZ, I have little if any contact from the rest of my family. I grew tired of being the one doing the running so called time on it this year. Pity, but it only upsets me, so why bother?
    WP is great for contact and socialising, and we can all keep the recommended distance with no hardship or effort.

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      1. We’ve had a kestrel sit on our gate, and also a sparrowhawk which attacked a female blackbird we knew to have chicks, so we shooed it off and she got away. We don’t have kites here (I think) but believe they have a forked tail.

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      1. I haven’t run yet. I’m so exhausted from work I can’t find the energy. I’ve been walking though. Going to run once I get to work from home, if I ever do!

        How are you? X

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  3. Everyone will be missed, and no one will be missed. It’s a cruel part of life. I don’t believe in heaven or hell, but I do believe that no life ever ends, just melds back into the cosmos.

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  4. Oh, yes, watching those majestic creatures is so impressive. And what great and important reminder. Let’s take care of each other and yes, keep our hearts open. Everybody wants and has the right to be recognized and seen.

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  5. I love birds of prey! We have Redtailed Hawks around here. I love to watch them circle and soar.
    I think that the ones that love us, miss us. I never expected to make a huge impact on a bunch of lives, I just want to make my little area a happy place. I think that’s the best most of us can do.🤷🏼‍♀️💌

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  6. The world would be an infinitely grimmer, darker place without you. Oh yes, you would be missed. All the more reason to treasure these present moments. the here and now – fraught though it is with uncertainty. I am grateful for WordPress and the online relationships I have the pleasure to have now, especially now.

    Birds of prey are so spectacular, majestic, really. These photos are wonderful. Thank you.

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  7. He’s beautiful! I always feel fortunate when I get to see them put on their show. I would miss you. One can’t help but wonder such things in times like these. I think those of us who have come to this online family are very fortunate to have the care of one another. ☺️🌷

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  8. I felt the same when I saw the bald eagle flying on the highway this weekend. Hope you two are doing well. We’re coping so far, but piss all if I know where writing time’s coming from…ah well. I’ll work it out. Gotta, right? 🙂 Give your kiddo and furry loves big hugs for us. xxxxxx

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      1. Money making idea would be AWESOME. Yeah, the ideas are there, but sigh. time. But hey, if the kids are getting along and doing some school work, that’s still a good day, yes? That’s what I pray for. Hugs back to you both! xxxxxxxxx

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      2. Yes that’s a win. Just hope you find time to do stuff that keeps you sane. Is your hubby still going out to work or is he grounded as well. Here unless you are classed as essential then you are grounded. Allowed out to shop for food and one brief visit outside for exercise. xxxxxxxxx

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      3. Yup, he still goes to work, thank goodness, and I’ve got my online school, at least, so we can still earn a little something. Yeah, the outside thing scares me. I don’t even know if I can go to our neighborhood park now, and there’s no way in Hades I can keep my kids in all day every day.

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      4. We can go out once a day for a walk or run or cycle. But we have to main social distance with others. Police have been instructed to break up groups of 2 or more. We can go to buy food or pick up medicine. So if you are not essential then your largely house or garden bound. At least that stops me spending money as we have little coming in. Stay safe and hope you all stay sane by still getting out.

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      5. Yes, stay safe and sane. We can’t even go to the playground across the street now, and the governor now doesn’t want more than 5 people to be around one another…which is a crock for, oh, large families, or day cares…honestly…

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  9. That’s what I miss most about not going to the beach this year.. the birds. Especially the magnificent frigate birds and the pelicans. Today the cats slaughtered a finch and presented it to me at my doorstep. Not at all the same thing…Sad world these days.

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  10. I would realize if you were gone! No blog posts!? I’d definitely realize, but I know what you mean. Not everyone forgets or doesn’t care. There are still some around who are very concerned about the lives of others.

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