Tag Archives: Red-headed woodpecker

A Bird Walk

21 Sep

Last Sunday, I decided I needed a break from everything.  So I took the camera and went out to pasture.  It was a good day for enjoying birds, and a couple were even cooperative when I wanted to take their picture.

a blackbird (I think)

Eastern Phoebe

red-headed woodpecker

wren

northern flicker

wren

bluebird

Eastern Phoebe

I hope I can do this more.  I might have to ignore tomatoes.

Odds and Ends

26 Aug

These two.  Simon and Heidi still haven’t figured out what being weaned means, and they come running for a bottle every time they see me.

Heidi and Simon

The herd makes quite a long line when they head out to pasture. This isn’t even the whole line.

Once again, I have a family of red-headed woodpeckers in pasture.  I caught a juvenile on the fence post.  Sorry it is so cropped, but the fence was in my way and I couldn’t get any closer.

juvenile red-headed woodpecker

My back deck steps and patio are being taken over by wild grape vines.  I plan to use it in a project, but I need to do the project or just get rid of the vine.

Popcorn–just because he’s still cute and sweet.

Popcorn

My chickens are still giving me quite a few eggs.  I swear the old girls are more productive than the newer ones.  I certainly won’t get that same breed again.  I might try to get a handful of new hens in the spring.  Someday, these old ladies are going to start dying off.

Miss goose seems quite content in the barnyard.  I try to give her treats. Lately, she’s been getting lots of leftover tomatoes from my canning.

Miss Goose

Because I’m still canning like crazy.  With the HRT, I have the energy to can for my family too, so I am going to can as much as I can so everyone can get what they want.

Tiger cracks me up.  He always looks comfortable.

Tiger

I wish I just once felt as comfortable (arthritis) as he always looks.

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!