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Seize the Moment!

2013 January 11

By Lina Younes

In my first blog of the New Year, I described how a lively cardinal greeted me during my first morning walk of 2013. Since I was not able to capture the scene with my camera at the time, I was determined to do so this past weekend.

On Saturday morning, I decided to go out on my morning walk equipped with my camera from the start. I retraced my steps in search of the animated bird. Although I could hear chirping in the background, the little cardinal was nowhere to be found. On Sunday morning, I repeated my quest and was quickly rewarded with the sights and sounds of the little cardinal that was flying from branch to branch chirping away. It seemed that he was courting another female cardinal that was quietly perched on one of the higher branches of the same tree. Since I was able to capture the scene this time, I decided to share some pictures with you.


While spring is officially several months away, I already noticed some increased activity among the birds in our neighborhood. It definitely helps having bushes and trees in the area that are welcoming to birds and other of nature’s creatures all year round.

I’m eager to explore activities that will allow me and my family to enjoy the great outdoors. Bird-watching offers such an opportunity. Regardless of your interests, taking a walk, breathing the fresh air, enjoying nature are nice ways to start the day. What are you interested in? Please share your thoughts with us.

About the author: Lina Younes has been working for EPA since 2002 and currently serves the Multilingual Outreach and Communications Liaison for EPA. She manages EPA’s social media efforts in Spanish. Prior to joining EPA, she was the Washington bureau chief for two Puerto Rican newspapers and she has worked for several government agencies.

Editor's Note: The opinions expressed in Greenversations are those of the author. They do not reflect EPA policy, endorsement, or action, and EPA does not verify the accuracy or science of the contents of the blog.

62 Responses leave one →
  1. sri kanth permalink
    April 30, 2013

    Wow Nice Post.
    I Agree starting the day with walking, having the fresh air, listening the songs of the birds is really awesome. I do this every morning and its great feeling you would never get no matter how much money you spend.
    Any Way Tanx for such a wonderful post.

    Regards
    Srikanth
    -Admin

  2. silas permalink
    May 2, 2013

    its very good!

  3. Ferd permalink
    May 29, 2013

    Awesome and very good..
    Thanks Lina,

    Regards

  4. Dwiky permalink
    June 17, 2013

    Very Nice Info !!! .. .

  5. denis permalink
    July 8, 2013

    I did not know them very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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    July 25, 2013

    I Agree starting the day with walking, having the fresh air

  7. Benjamin permalink
    August 15, 2013

    Wow This Is really great info, thanks! :)

  8. Siverek permalink
    August 31, 2013

    This post is just so lovely I just like it so much. Thanks for sharing it.

  9. Samantha permalink
    September 28, 2013

    Excellent article, thank you so much for the info!

  10. Rodrigo permalink
    October 21, 2013

    Very Good..

  11. ibrahim permalink
    November 1, 2013

    thanks Very Nice Info !!!

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    November 19, 2013

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