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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.

A Bird Walk

21 Sep

Last Sunday, I decided I needed a break from everything.  So I took the camera and went out to pasture.  It was a good day for enjoying birds, and a couple were even cooperative when I wanted to take their picture.

a blackbird (I think)

Eastern Phoebe

red-headed woodpecker

wren

northern flicker

wren

bluebird

Eastern Phoebe

I hope I can do this more.  I might have to ignore tomatoes.

Looking Like Fall

13 Sep

I no longer see just a hint of fall in my corn.  It’s really starting to turn.

The walnuts are about ready to fall from the trees.

There’s goldenrod everywhere.

When I petted Popcorn last weekend, I was shocked at how thick his coat suddenly feels.

Popcorn

I think this is probably a juvenile from the last clutch of bluebirds this year.

With Saturday’s rain, we had a preview of what this winter might look like–Bob sleeping and not growling at anyone is always a good sight.

Bob

And the sunsets.

I know I’m waxing poetic, but the sun is setting on another summer on the farm.

I don’t know how time flies so quickly.