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Looking Like Summer

20 May

I love this time of year.  Everything is turning green and there’s wildlife to photograph and happy goats and llamas on pasture.

eastern kingbird

Aurora

blue jay

2TC

Odie

Baltimore oriole

Tramp

eastern meadowlark

Bob Cat heading out to hunt

red-winged blackbird

Dolly

sparrows

Ostara has become a total wild brat.

Bobolink

Sorry to overload with this last subject, but I’ve never seen such an agreeable snake before.

fox snake

probably at least four feet long

Here’s to another great weekend!

Monday Leftovers

16 May

I’ve been playing with the camera, and I have a lot of pictures I haven’t shared because it’s also been really busy.  So today is all leftovers!

Alice

swallowtail

My crab apple is blooming.

turkey vulture

bluebird

The bobolinks are back!

bluebird

lady red-winged blackbird

Baltimore Oriole

sparrow

This bobolink must be new because he’s awfully shy.

eastern meadowlark

Baltimore Oriole

bluebird

sparrow

Haley

Tiger turned 1-year-old on May 5th.

Bambi

A beautiful sunset from last week.

Have a great new week.

Wild Things

2 Jun

We have a lot of wild things living on the farm.  This time I’m not even talking about my dog or the goats.

goats in pasture

In my walks in pasture, I am treated to seeing a lot of wild things.  Sometimes it’s flowers.

Sometimes it’s critters.

I really enjoy seeing and hearing the birds.  Unfortunately, nobody wanted to pose for me today, most of the pictures are not very good.

Hard to tell from this angle, but it might be an Eastern Meadowlark

red-winged blackbird

Baltimore oriole

barn swallows

a hawk

Common Yellowthroat

Eastern Kingbird

I was really happy to see that the bobolinks are back!

There were at least three males out there.

Hopefully, they’ll be able to raise babies this year (I think the nests were flooded last year).

As an aside, I could not think of the common yellowthroat (thanks, Ben).  I even tried looking it up on the Cornell website, and it didn’t help because apparently, you’re not supposed to see it in flight.  Anyhow, I ended up downloading their app, Merlin, to my phone.  Other than the one I was looking for, it was very quick and easy to find the birds I saw.

Now I can keep a life list of birds I’ve seen on my phone.  I might have to go back and check out all the different birds I’ve shared on my blog, so I can add them.  I’d hate to start over with my life list of birds I’ve seen on my farm (or flying over).  The list above was just a bit of what I saw the day I downloaded the app.  I didn’t have my camera when I saw the woody and kestrel, so I don’t get to share them with you today.