Friday, May 26, 2017

Backyard Wildlife

Margot notice mother and baby in the backyard this morning when she went out to feed the birds.

There were a couple of fawns in the neighborhood last year but I never saw them nursing.

I think she heard the camera clicking.

They moved off very slowly. I'm guessing that is a survival technique.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Backyard Birds

It has been a very active couple of days at the bird feeders.

All identifications by Margot.

This is a Baltimore Oriole.

This a Brown Thrasher.

These are Indigo Buntings. They are all males.

Downy Woodpecker

House Finch

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Indigo Bunting


Blue Jay

Rose-breasted Grosbeek


Very colorful

Tufted Titmouse

White-breasted Nuthatch

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Spring in Arkansas

Well, the weather had been crappy all day - rainy and overcast.

But this evening the sun broke through and lit up the soft green colors of spring beautifully.

Click to enlarge.

I think this picture is actually nicer.

So last weekend we took a drive in the countryside. As we passed this barn I commented on the weather vane on the roof. Margot said she thought it was a bird.

Sure enough - it was a turkey vulture sunning himself. The temps were pleasant but a little cool. I imagine the rusted roof was nice and warm.