Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Searching For Bluebirds

A swallow peeks out of it's new home

Red-winged Blackbird 
I like watching the roof grow on this picnic shelter.
A male perches 
And trades places with a female
Yes, this should work fine, the kids are old enough to stay a bit on their own.





The male returns to this nest bringing a treat for those within.



Sunday, May 22, 2016

Sunday Stroll While Camping Out

Those baby eagles are growing fast. It seems that they were fuzzy kids just last week.


 

The river is still high

I looked at this and thought I could hear my mother yelling for me not to break my neck.
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An Eastern Kingbird kept coming back to this rock perch after swooping after an insect.



Wednesday, May 18, 2016

New Chicks

Trail to two cities
A Comma butterfly

Male Eastern Bluebird 
Buckeye blossoms
Prairie palace

The rabbits are making a nest, but have fled the coop to deeper woods.
One of my favorite chicks, my oldest and baby Harrison in tow.
Red-headed Woodpecker

The current rooster looks rather primitive

The furry feet reminded a friend that she needed to shave she said.

I'm getting 16 turkeys, so need to move what is in the brood room out to a barn. We have hatched 50 new chickens and bought another 30.This duck will join the other two crazies.When you carry water buckets and sit them down, a duck is sure to try it out. It is not always what you want.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Deep Forest

May Apples seem to have a fantasy feel to them. They are like huge umbrellas covering the woodland floor. I have found a few treasures underneath, but often think of fairies and gnomes hiding. I listen for tiny giggles, perhaps a glimpse of a little pointy hat, or a beautiful fairy.
May apple blooms


Wild Geranium
A tired and tattered Red Admiral followed me while I roved through the woods. Maybe we met before.
Woodland Phlox
Jack in the Pulpit

Macoun's Buttercup

Rue Anemone
Bellwort