Tag Archives: eastern meadowlark

Wings

30 Jun

I am really enjoying the birds this summer.  You know there’s going to be bobolink pictures.

bobolink

Yep.  There were two males engaged in a little territory spat.

The juvenile eastern meadowlark was out there.

eastern meadowlark

The fritillary was enjoying the flowers in pasture.

fritillary

I noticed this nest of barn swallows.

Two days later when I went out, this little one was sitting on the floor beneath the nest.  After a couple of pictures, s/he flew off.

barn swallow

It looks like the rest of them are about ready to fly away too.

The recent rains have made it easy for the butterflies, including the admiral below, to find a drink.

admiral butterfly

I also saw a red-tailed hawk being mobbed by the blackbirds.

red-tailed hawk and red-winged blackbird

I captured my first black swallowtail of the season.

Lots of things flying around out there!

Scenes From the Pasture

24 Jun

Here are a few scenes from my walk out in pasture the other day.

Mrs. Bobolink

Mr. Bobolink

Mr. and Mrs. Bobolink

honey bee with clover

Eastern meadowlark

the goats in pasture

Myson watching the rest of the herd

birdsfoot trefoil

catbird

I do love this lush time of year.

Some Wild Things

15 Jun

red-headed woodpecker

Bobolink on the fence and Hilda, Bonnie, and Aphrodite

red-winged blackbirds were not happy with the herd and me–probably too close to their nest.

a hopper hitching a ride

red-bellied woodpecker coming in for a landing

on the tree

birdsfoot trefoil and clover

eastern meadowlark

Six

multiflora rose

bobolink

Mr. and Mrs. Bobolink

bee on clover

one of the wild kids

eastern meadowlark

barn swallow

squirrel

red-headed woodpecker