"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


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A Variety Of Birds Are A Good Sign Of Spring

I have been enjoying the variety of birds that have returned to our area for the summer as well as the ones that are just passing through.  I photographed this Glossy Ibis at the Lilypons Water Gardens...



There have been several Great Egrets at Lilypons recently, and they will probably spend the summer...


 
A little closer to home have been a some interesting bird sightings as well, such as this Great Horned Owl...
 


And this Wood Thrush...



A new species for me was this Louisiana Waterthrush...


I photographed this Wild Turkey hen in my neighbors' yard...


Indigo Buntings are beautiful birds.  The males are brilliant...



While the females are drab and could be easily confused with any number of small birds...


This Robin has a beak full of insects to take to her brood...


I found this Red Bellied Woodpecker along a county road...



These wildflowers demonstrate that birds aren't the only colorful signs of Spring...



This male Whitetail Deer shows new antler growth that will continue until Fall signals the start of the rut...

 
Thanks for visiting, stay well, and come back soon. 
 



4 comments:

  1. Hello SteveWhat a lot of beautiful pictures. The birds are great, .
    A lot of them i have never seen.
    Greetings Bets

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  2. Thank you, Bets

    Thank goodness for birds. When the leaves fill in and the grass gets high sometimes birds are all that I can see. I always enjoy them.

    Steve

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