Tag Archives: nest

Who’s Sitting?

4 May

I only have two girly gooses left.  They’ve laid a lot of eggs.

Now the African goose is sitting on the nest.

I’m a little worried about how many they might hatch.

I hope you’ll come back to join me for Friday’s Hunt.  I have this week’s items listed at the top of the side bar.

Baby Birds in the Barn

31 May

I was walking through the barn when I heard babies.  I love the little barn swallows!

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I started looking to see which nest they might be in.  But I didn’t see them.  I listened and tried following the sound.

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Soon I was face to face with Myson.

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He really wondered what I was looking at when I was ducked beneath his chin to take pictures.  Do you see?

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The nest is just in the corner.

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I’ve never seen barn swallows lay their eggs down low like this.  I’m guessing it’s because we are so dry.  They can’t find mud to make their nests in the rafters.

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If my goslings have a slim chance of making it to adulthood, I’m afraid these little ones will have an even tougher time.  I never saw an adult dive-bombing Myson or me when we were near.  This afternoon when I went through to check Joani, I could still hear them behind Myson again, but no parent was around.  Poor things.

I hope you’ll join me for Friday’s Hunt this week.  I have the items listed at the top of my sidebar.

Sharing with Wild Bird Wednesday.

Beautiful Birding

21 May

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

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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.

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SOOC

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

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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