Tag Archives: Canada geese

Critters Around the Farm

22 Apr

Here’s a few of the critters I’ve seen around the farm lately.

Hope you have had a very happy Earth Day!

Beautiful Birding

21 May

I’m enjoying watching the robin and her little ones.

SOOC

SOOC

It’s a full time job for her to feed them.

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They are already really getting big.  I can see four of them now.

SOOC

SOOC

I was really pleasantly surprised when I was walking in pasture the other night.  It really looks like summer.

Canada Geese

Canada Geese

Then I heard a bird singing a beautiful song.  When I got close enough to see what it was, it was the male bobolink in his breeding finery.  I was very happy to see him.  It’s been a couple of years since I’ve seen one out there.

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Just for fun, I’m sharing one of the young squirrels that has sudden decided to take up residence in my yard.

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If you want to join in Friday’s Hunt, there’s still time.  I have the items for this week in my sidebar.

Today I’m linking with Saturday’s Critters, Camera Critters, Mosaic Monday, SOOC Sunday, and Bird d’Pot

Birds

18 May

The palm warblers are still here!  I know they are only in Iowa during their migration, but I’m enjoying them.

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I’m also enjoying watching the robin with her nest just inside the barnyard gate.

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I’m not sure she’s quite as happy when I’m around, but she’s not too scolding.

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I am sorry to say that the gosling is gone.  They were taking good care of it, but it just disappeared.  I assume a hawk got it.  It’s hard to be a little bird, which is why they hatch so many.  I had a pair of Canada geese in the pasture.

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The orioles are back.

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I’m not sure what this one is.  Any guesses? [Edit:  I’m going with Eastern Phoebe after help from my blogging friends]

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The barn swallows are all over now.

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There was also a little wren.

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If you want to come back and join in Friday’s Hunt, I have the items for this week at the top of my sidebar.

Sharing with Wild Bird Wednesday and Good Fences.