another widow skimmer dragonfly.
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my husband went fishing so keira joined me on my walk this evening….she was bug hunting…
back to the homestead….
i haven’t had much time for birding this week as my best friend and her family have been in town so been spending time with them! this evening i went for a walk! great evening for sure!
before i crossed the road i heard all kinds of commotion in the pine trees in our side yard…there were a few tufted titmice and chickadees just going nuts! i think they were juveniles as they were in a groups – i couldn’t get a decent shot because they were moving around like crazy. neato!
this catbird was singing away forever!
i know you guys commented about being “lazy” birders but just walking across the street and around the field isn’t all that bad! it is also fun to hear them and then try to find them! for me anyway! it is my solace away from everything……sometimes i need a change from just watching the feeders!!
white eyed vireo again….they must definitely nest somewhere over here — i always hear them.
female cardinal fluff!
little wood satyr butterfly.
i have been busy – busy! i have a ton of pics to share! i just haven’t had time to sit down and post them….here goes….
newest bird: yellow warbler!
i pulled up to my cousin’s baby shower sunday and look what i spotted!!! my 1st mockingbird!
this catches up the long weekend!
i got home and changed and headed across the road with one of keira’s camp chairs! i parked it in an open area by a bush where i have been seeing activity every time i go over. and i waited……talk about being patient! haha!
this must be where the hummer hangs out because he would fly in the direction of the house and then come back and perch on a branch — then back over!
spotted the yellow breasted chat again!
i did see and hear the indigo bunting but did not get an opportunity to get any pics.
it was past 7:30pm so i decided to head back over to the house….nothing new spotted…..UNTIL……i was out sitting on the deck about ready to call it a night and i kept hearing a shrill sound which i never heard before…saw something fly into the tree and OMG! a CEDAR WAXWING….are you kidding me?? is this real?? i mean how am i getting so lucky to see all of these new birds lately! yeah baby!
a very striking bird…..the markings are awesome! made my day!! :)
here is mr. hummer’s perch in the tree in the backyard! still no pictures of the mrs. 😦
the rhododendron is finally blooming!!!
have a great memorial day weekend!!
spotted the indigo bunting on my walk this evening!
came across a yellow breasted chat! 1st time i have seen this one! they are just adding up for me and i’m lovin it!!!!!
i have realized instead of just walking the trails i need to find a good spot and just sit and wait. look forward to next time. wonder what i will see?? hoping to spot the red fox again too……
spotted this indigo bunting but had a hard time getting a good shot!
so after he flew off and i lost him i walked over to another area and just stood quietly…i was kind of off the path and the grass was knee high…i heard something and a bunny scurried by…..then i saw something pop out of the grass…..i didn’t move…..a red fox was just jumping around kind of popping up through the grass!!! i kind of got a little scared not knowing what to do but i just stayed still. i made a small movement and it took off!! wow was that COOL!!! and a real heart pounder…….before my husband came in from the garage he ventured over because he wanted to see it…..all he got was the indigo bunting! haha!! great evening here in west virginia!!