Tag Archives: sparrow

Beautiful Birds in Pasture

19 Apr

After just a few sprinkles last night and a dry day, I decided I might as well enjoy the perfect weather (and hope the rains do come tomorrow).  After all, I needed to find a bird for Wild Bird Wednesday again. I almost stopped before I left the barnyard because I saw the barn swallows are back!

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I hadn’t made it more than a few feet out of the lane and into the pasture when I scored a nuthatch and a sparrow.

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Then I saw the bird on the fence.  I can’t tell what it is.  Any ideas?

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It was on my way back to the barnyard though that I saw a pair of bluebirds.  Actually there were at least two pairs, but one took off farther out to pasture.  The second couple was quite cooperative about having their picture taken.

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I appreciate it!

I do hope you’ll consider coming back and joining me for Friday’s Hunt.  The items for this week are at the top of my sidebar.  Feel free to use all three prompts or just one.

Weekend Scavenger Hunt

9 Apr

This week’s Scavenger Hunt Sunday Items are: sweet, not normal, ordinary day, smile, and different angle.

An ordinary day means an ordinary bird. I haven’t done much birding lately between weather and goats.  Any time I see a bird I’d love to photograph, I’m in the middle of something without my camera.   Today, you get a sparrow.

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Different Angle:  I usually don’t photograph the goats from up above, but sometimes it works out well.

Tommy and PJ

Tommy and PJ

Sam is always good for a smile.

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Sam

I’ve already told you that Clover is not normal.  She has horrible feet that she inherited from her dad who got them from his mother.  I will never keep a kid from her, and I think I’m going to retire her from breeding.  Her feet just seem to keep getting worse.

Clover with Luther

Clover with Luther

If I could keep a girl from her, it would be Lexie.  She is just the sweetest looking thing.  She reminds me of that grandpa and  great-grandma who are responsible for those bad feet.

Clover and Lexie

Clover and Lexie

If only I could know whether or not she got those genes.

There’s still another day to join in this week’s Friday’s Hunt.  If you want, the items are at the top of my sidebar.

I’m also sharing with Shadow Shot Sunday, Saturday’s Critters, Weekend Reflections, Camera Critters, Bird d’Pot.

Saturday’s Birds

6 Feb

I quit putting birdseed out for a few days until I figured out how Vixen and Sam and Wanda would handle being in the yard. They don’t seem to come up front very much or pay attention to the feeders, so I filled them again.

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It didn’t take the birds long to figure it out.

If you want to join me for Friday’s Hunt, there’s still time to join in.  The items are at the top of my sidebar.

Sharing with Bird d’Pot and SOOC Sunday (all but the cardinal are SOOC).