"A Sand County Almanac"

"THERE ARE SOME WHO CAN LIVE WITHOUT WILD THINGS AND SOME WHO CANNOT."
"FOR US IN THE MINORITY THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE GEESE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TELEVISION.".....Aldo Leopold




"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE, AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER".....Albert Einstein


Monday, December 19, 2011

Mostly Birds On A Cold December Morning...

Frosty mornings, with temperatures in the mid 20's, has been the norm for the past couple of days.  The birds are active early looking for food.  I came upon a flock of 11 wild turkeys feeding in a small meadow...



When the sun had risen a little higher I found ths tufted titmouse eating the seeds of an Osage Orange fruit...





Just a short distance away was this house finch also looking for seeds...


A downy woodpecker explores a dead limb looking for breakfast...



As I was leaving the area I spotted this young fawn that appears to be suffering from a digestive ailment...poor thing!



On a remote country road I came across a deer carcass which was serving as a buffet for a number of carrion eaters...







Finally, this tiny brown creeper was an unexpected discovery...




As always, thanks for stopping by.














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