Summer Vacation, Day 8: Lazy Bird?

Saw another eagle as I drove to work today. The radio was running a news story on the man-made lake in Wisconsin that broke its banks and drained, helping to flood the nearby river and sweeping away a number of lakeside houses. Now the lake is just a muddy depression with numerous gasping fish …

What struck me this time, as the eagle swept over the shoreline of a lake beside the freeway, is that raptors have been doing their thing for a long time now. Many of them have adapted to whatever chaos we cause below. Probably the birds around the Wisconsin Dells are enjoying easy pickings in that drained lake. Flexible and opportunistic, but not necessarily ambitious. Maybe ambition is our problem …

I could be lazier.* Could you?

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*But perhaps not much.

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