Tag Archives: Baltimore Oriole

A Bunch of Birds

13 Jul

I haven’t had much time for bird watching, but I have managed to get a few pictures when I’ve been out tracking kids.  It’s been a bit excessive this summer. One day right before we left, I had a very good evening of photographing birds.

bluebird with cottonwood fluff falling

Bobolink coming in for a landing

Eastern Kingbird

red-headed woodpecker

Wren

Baltimore orioles flirting

Eastern Meadowlark

Eastern goldfinch

And there’s a lot of barn swallows right now.

barn swallows

They are everywhere!

Catching Up

8 Jun

Just a few random things that have been going on around here.  I am not really going to have a crop of cherries this year.

one of the handful of cherries on the tree

I think the day the orioles were all over my tree, they were feasting on what was to become my cherries.  I’m okay with that though. We’ve had a really cool, late spring, and I’m sure they were grateful for the food.

oriole stealing twine for the nest

I came home from work one day last week and was greeted by Rocky with a snake.  I really need to up my game in doing repairs/remodeling around the house.

Rocky–look at those eyes!

I took the snake from the cat and returned it to the great outdoors.

I do believe that is a look of gratitude.  At least, I’m going to pretend it is.

I’m still waiting on a manure spreader.  It is the busy time of year for my nephew, but I’m getting impatient.  I have so much to get done before we go on our road trip.  In the meantime, I’m working on clearing the area where the magnolia tree used to be.

bleeding hearts

I’m trying to figure out how to clear it and leave the few flowers that haven’t been destroyed by dogs, goats, and neglect.

a lily getting ready to bloom

I have things coming up in the garden.

potato from one that was left over from last year’s crop

While I was working in the garden, I finally lit the fire–you know the giant one from cleaning up after the derecho.

It still needs to be pushed back up into a pile after the hay gets made.  Then I’ll add more brush from my place and light it again.

Then my hope is that it can go back into pasture/hay field.

Birds and Things

30 May

More birds from pasture.

Another Baltimore Oriole

A dickcissel!

My first sighting of the year, and he was quite cooperative.

A hawk flying over

The barn swallows are back!

Mr Peacock in his full glory dancing for the hen who could not care less.

He’ll be happy when we get back to the bigger building and pen.

Things…

My handsome Tiger

Maybeline

Aurora

She’s pretty from every angle

Sky’s summer resting spot

Rocky–he’s being good for now.

Hope you have had a great Memorial Day Weekend.  Blessings to those who serve and their families.