I will miss my garden birds while away. The Wrens
arriving to sleep in the hanging baskets on the front porch
these cold Winter nights......the bright red Cardinals
singing in the privet bushes out back.......the Towhees
foraging in the piles of crisp brown oak leaves.
However, other amazing birds will surely take their place.
King penguins - on Macquarie Island, Australia
November 2011 trip to the sub-Antarctic Islands.
The Kings were beautiful birds and I so enjoyed
spending time watching them enjoy the water and
stroll the beach where I took the above photos.
Emperor penguins - photo via Wikipedia
The upside of missing "my birds" in the garden,
is that on reaching Antarctica
I hope to see thousands of Emperor Penguins.
These are the largest penguins often
reaching 4 feet in height......stars
of that incredible documentary, March of the Penguins.
Although their song will be different, seeing them,
hopefully with their chicks, will be spectacular!