Tag Archives: bird

Thankful

24 Nov

Happy Thanksgiving.  I am truly grateful that when I came home on Monday, I found that my corn had been harvested.

While I was doing chores, I heard a bird, so I was thrilled when I saw it sitting in my oak tree.

The eagles like to hang out where fields are getting combined because it causes all kinds of little prey to become visible.

Unfortunately, this beauty didn’t like me watching, it finally took off.

But it was amazing to see.

the next evening

And when I came home the next evening, the eagle was back in the same tree.

It still wasn’t a fan of being photographed, but I still took my parting shots.

And it’s a sunset on this year’s crop season.

Bluebirds and Butterflies

28 Sep

There are lots of bluebirds in pasture right now.

two of them in this picture (flying and on top)

They are not a brilliant blue, so I’m guessing they are juveniles.

Pretty soon, they will start their migration to warmer climates for the winter.

I’m going to enjoy seeing them out in pasture as long as I can before they head south.  And there are a lot of wild asters in the ditch right now.  I hadn’t seen this many butterflies in one place since we went into the butterfly room at the Long Island Aquarium. They are perfect for these late summer butterflies. Painted Lady

Yellow Sulfur

I finally figured out the difference between the viceroy and the monarch butterflies because they were both right there on the same plant.

Monarch (larger and not black line on the bottom wing)

Viceroy (smaller and the black line on the bottom wing)

There is also a little bit of fresh clover after our recent rains.

Painted Lady

Bumblebee

Hopefully, they last for a while longer.

Odds and Ends

26 Aug

These two.  Simon and Heidi still haven’t figured out what being weaned means, and they come running for a bottle every time they see me.

Heidi and Simon

The herd makes quite a long line when they head out to pasture. This isn’t even the whole line.

Once again, I have a family of red-headed woodpeckers in pasture.  I caught a juvenile on the fence post.  Sorry it is so cropped, but the fence was in my way and I couldn’t get any closer.

juvenile red-headed woodpecker

My back deck steps and patio are being taken over by wild grape vines.  I plan to use it in a project, but I need to do the project or just get rid of the vine.

Popcorn–just because he’s still cute and sweet.

Popcorn

My chickens are still giving me quite a few eggs.  I swear the old girls are more productive than the newer ones.  I certainly won’t get that same breed again.  I might try to get a handful of new hens in the spring.  Someday, these old ladies are going to start dying off.

Miss goose seems quite content in the barnyard.  I try to give her treats. Lately, she’s been getting lots of leftover tomatoes from my canning.

Miss Goose

Because I’m still canning like crazy.  With the HRT, I have the energy to can for my family too, so I am going to can as much as I can so everyone can get what they want.

Tiger cracks me up.  He always looks comfortable.

Tiger

I wish I just once felt as comfortable (arthritis) as he always looks.