Friday, July 9, 2010

Friendship is en-deering

Right at the end of work my best friend barbie calls and
says she is on her way to a little league game and she just
passed two little fawns... She didn't have time to stop so.......
I should go and see if I can get some picts.

When I got there all I saw was mama coming out of the
creek going into a neighboring yard.

I looked around and saw a Mallard with her young
swimming in the creek.

and then I thought I'm going to sneak down here and peek
into this yard...

Am I glad I did! and am I glad Barbi called and told me
to go.

Two beautiful fawns were feeding

The clicking of the shutter got their attention

And I might add it got Moms attention too! Get a load
of that look as she came out into the sun to check me out

Immediately she gave a very loud snort and ran toward
the fawns

It took a few seconds for them to get it

The littlest one seemed to understand danger first by
his body language
They set into motion....

Up went those gorgeous white tails

and away they go.
Thank you my friend.... Only a 'deer' friend would
let someone else get the picture...
To God be The Glory ~~ Great Things He Hath Done

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

You gotta LOVE those babies.......

Spring is gone and the hot of summer is upon us. Today
they say we will reach the high 90's with humidity.

The love affair of Spring... which starts with the

and leads to nesting is in full force.

The House Wrens do nothing but catch and bring prey

When I saw this mom gathering of all things...
insulation from my newly installed air conditioner
I knew she had a nest somewhere

As I watched her the Chickadee chose the log
cabin to raise a brood

My brother bought me this nesting box last year for
my birthday and I couldn't wait to see if anyone
would use it..

I can always count on those House Wrens.. I have
had 4 pairs nesting in boxes this year so far

Baby Red-bellied Woodpeckers come for the suet....
look at that tongue

They are always flapping their wings as if
they will fall... wish I could find their nest!

Not the tree to fly to baby Redbelly...
Mrs. Wren doesn't want you close to her babies..
She's that blurrrr of wings on the left.

One morning a baby bunny came out to sit
and enjoy the sunshine

This little photo-shoot was so cute ...

A baby Flicker came by to sit in the pink water dish
It's like he is saying...
"This water is deep enough for a bath:

"splish Splash...."

"I was taking a bath"

He was having himself a good time

Baby Downy gets some suet from dad

Never a shortage of groundhogs in my yard

And.... yesterday I took a short ride and stopped
at this bridge and looked up the I have
done a hundred times.. Usually nothing ...

But today was my lucky day.... Right on that limb
that hangs over the water I saw something...
Wow! First sighting here ever!
The Female Belted Kingfisher

On the way back down I stopped again and snapped
a few more pictures. There were a few birds just
flying around and I didn't ID them til I got home.
Darn! I would have stayed and tried harder had I
known they were Cedar Waxwings...

Don't let the heat get you down! It's gonna be a hot one
the next few days.

To God be the Glory ~~ Great Things He Hath Done

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