I SPOTTED AN EAGLE high up on a tree branch during a recent stroll through Elgin Heritage Park. Its eyes were focused on the sky view and all I could see was its hunched feathery back.
It turned but I still could barely see it through the tangle of twigs. The majestic eagle largely ignored me and all the other passersby who looked up to catch a glimpse of it perched above their heads.
I glanced downward to discover a different bird with a similar attitude on the muddy shore. As I tried to quickly focus my camera, the heron moved away. Non-threatening people in the park are mere passing shadows to wildlife absorbed by their own dramas in a deep other world.
Copyright by Penelope Puddlisms