Tag Archives: bobolink

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!

Other Living Things On the Farm

1 Jul

I have been so busy with goats and trip and trying to reclaim my yard and such that I haven’t had much time to just enjoy everything out here.  One day, I decided to go take a walk and see what I could find.

red-winged blackbird

One of the biggest surprises was a butterfly I’d never seen before.  It certainly is pretty.  It’s a hackberry butterfly (thanks to Jenny for the id).

butterfly

The stilly dragonflies would not sit still for me, so I decided to try to photograph one flying.  It almost turned out not half bad. LOL

dragonfly

I did get a damselfy though.

There’s not a lot of birdsfoot trefoil out in pasture, and, even though the goats like it, it’s probably good there isn’t a lot because it can make their milk taste bitter.

I was thrilled to see a bobolink.  I saw one even closer later (when I was tracking kids), but I didn’t have my camera then.

I even decided to walk around the buffer strip before my nephew mowed it for hay. There weren’t a lot of butterflies in there, but I did find a few.  Maybe there will be more before the next cutting.

Alfalfa blossoms

Common Buckeye

wild aster

butterfly on the alfalfa

And as I came back to the barnyard, I decided I had to photograph the sparrow.

At this point, I’m a fan of anything that eats bugs.

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!