Tag Archives: pheasant

The Calendar

9 Nov

I have finished my calendar for next year, and I am especially happy with the variety to this one.

Odie, Aurora, and Maybeline

Perdita

Chiffon’s boys: Nestle and Sonny

Sky

Hera and Gidget

Astra

In fact, it might be my favorite one so far.

Edited:  Due to interest in people wanting the calendar, I am adding a LINK that I think will let you purchase the calendar directly from Shutterfly.

The Most Beautiful Morning Ever

4 Jan

I am not a morning person.

pheasants on the hill

But I’m telling you, if they were all like yesterday morning, I would happily become a morning person.

When I let the dog out Saturday night before bed, I knew it was going to be another morning with hoarfrost.

It was much thicker this time.

That means more beautiful.

I think I have about a hundred pictures.

I won’t include them all today.

There will be more posts from this morning though.

I’ll try to spread the beauty out for you.

I hope you don’t get tired of them.

They’re Here!

28 May

I shared with you some of the birds I’ve seen around the farm last week.  I forgot to add the goldfinch

and the pair of thrashers.

This handsome fellow was strolling down the road.

pheasant

The oriole was trying to pick up the left-over llama fluff for her nest.

She tried taking too big of a chunk, so she never did get it.

I was happy to see these out in pasture.

bluebird

I think this is an orchard oriole.

red-headed woodpecker

But I have to say, I was thrilled when last Sunday I heard him.     (Audio from The Audubon Society)

The bobolinks are back!

One of the reasons I am so happy that they come and nest in my pasture is because Audubon does list them as a priority bird because of their declining numbers.

It was really exciting to get to see the pair of birds.

The girls are not usually as visible as the male.  He does kind of stand out in his breeding finery.  After the breeding season, they’ll both loose their colors and look a lot like female red-winged blackbirds.

I got to see the whole dancing and flirting (which is why the pictures are so cropped.  I didn’t want to disturb them.)

That’s why I always wait until after the first of July to make hay off my pastures.  I want to make sure they have a chance to raise their babies before we mow.