Monday, June 6, 2016

Summer Nears


A female Red-winged Blackbird tells me to stay away from her nesting area. The chatter attracted her mate and I was ushered away from their area. We had a pair nest along our drive for years as a kid, and they dive bombed anyone close, but really liked to be mean to my father. He whistled back at them and seemed to irritate them to no end. They would come very close to his head. I always share his whistle when getting chewed out.


Eastern Meadowlark
Smoke Bush
Male Eastern bluebird
Plume Moth
Dense fog rolls into a river valley

Bluegill, a feisty fighter
Bigmouth Bass


Downy Woodpecker
Thirteen Striped Ground Squirrel

15 comments:

  1. Cute squirrel. I was just listening to a podcast about bird calls this morning.

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  2. Hi Steve - wonderful shots and lovely views of summer nearby - gorgeous views ... cheers Hilary

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  3. I don't believe I've ever seen a thirteen-striped ground squirrel before, but I love your photograph of this one. The fog is beautiful, and you got a great shot of the meadowlark doing what meadowlarks do. Red-winged blackbirds can be very aggressive, for sure.

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  4. What charming pictures. I thought at first the moth was a giant mosquito. They seem that large when they're after you:)

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  5. I can imagine you arguing with the male red-winged blackbird trying to tell him that you are only looking and not trying to invade. And the fish reminded me of fishing when I was a child. Every time someone would pull a fish out of the water I would make a guess at what kind of fish it was. Then someone would always and I do mean always tell me it was a bluegill.

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  6. I'm picturing the red winged blackbirds dive bombing everyone.

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  7. Lovely birds and nice to see that Meadowlark!

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  8. I get bombed by the purple martins if I dare get too close this time of year. They never get me, but they love to chatter and dive at me.

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  9. Out of all these great pictures I find myself thinking the most about the fog pictures. it's often foggy around here but I have never thought of getting any pictures for some reason. I need to remember that next time.

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  10. nice pictures of the animals

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  11. Lovely photos - I esp like the fog. Did you cook the fish?

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  12. yep, definitely getting to be summer. there's a mockingbird nest in the native pecan at the back of the property that I steer clear of.

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  13. That little chipmunk is awfully cute! Good shot.

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  14. Really enjoyed your selection of photos and seeing creatures and birds I wouldn't usually come across.
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