My Old Stomping Grounds

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My Old Stomping Grounds
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Yesterday I was back where I used to live and decided to ride the bike over to my old stomping grounds, an old gold course left to the birds as an unintended sanctuary. (Someday I'll get out when the light is optimal.)

First off, some black-bellied whistling ducks. Sorry you can't see their bellies.

A couple of turtles on the creek bank. I'm unsure of the ID, but they could be red-bellied turtles, maybe chicken turtles. Those things are so skittish, it's unbelievable. If they see you from 30 meters away, they shoot into the water, evvvvvry time!

An American kestrel that I spotted perched on an old dead treetop. He must've liked me because he put on a show by fanning out his tail feathers. they're usually very skittish but not this one, not this time anyway. I love these little raptors, they're so beautiful.

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