Yellow mystery

Finally sunshine. Two days of sunshine. Sunshine makes me happy. ๐Ÿ˜„

So I’ve been making the most of it. Wandering around on my lunch break, camera at the ready. Yesterday I watched fresh water turtles arguing over a log to bask on. Today I watched and photographed brightly coloured birds. Some I knew. The American robin and the bright red cardinal. Others I didn’t. They flitted about in the trees like jewels or lollipops. I photographed two mysteries with the hope of identifying them later on. One was pink. He turned out to be a House finch. The other was yellow. He was a mystery. Not one single yellow bird that resides in North Carolina in the winter months matched this bird.
Finally I got a whole team of avian folk involved. He turned out to be a Prothonotary warbler. Only here in the summer. Poor little fella. Lost? Left behind for migration? Who knows. But what a spot. Pat on the back to myself!
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About Olivia N Masi

From art college drop-out, to office space-planner, to back-packer, to air stewardess, to brolly babe, to model agent, to wildlife conservationist. How? I've always believed in jumping at every opportunity that comes my way. This has taken me along some bizarre career paths. None of which I regret. I have been to amazing places and met fascinating people. And having worked in the motor sport industry I've sadly experienced too many beloved friends take one adrenalin step too many. I think of them always. I've hung out with pop-stars, sports personalities, and millionaires. I reached a point when nothing but VIP would do. And then something happened. My pops passed away and I felt the need to reconnect with my Italian side. Whilst in Italy, I learnt to be resourceful, to recycle everything, to listen to the valley, to grow my own veg, to catch and tame feral cats, and to follow my heart. My heart led me to a desire to save this beautiful Earth, and all the wonderful life upon it. And so I read, and then I studied with the Open University. I suddenly found myself accepted on a BSc in Wildlife Conservation, having left school with pitiful qualifications. So here I am. A qualified Wildlife Conservationist. A scientist I suppose. I love nothing more than to listen to birdsong, and watch, learn and photograph wildlife. So here is to me getting the perfect job where I can contribute to saving one of Earth's beautiful species. Do I miss the glamour of the old life? The VIP lifestyle? The petrol-head adrenalin? The buzz of being a successful business owner? Only occasionally. Though it seems more like the distant dreams of a previous life.
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