Baby Hawk update

I was able to get some better pictures of the baby hawks this time.

Our son in law David said he saw one of the three fly away earlier in the week.

One leaves the nest and goes to the tree limb edges but we never saw him fly.

On Saturday night we had bad storms the nest blew out of the tree both of these babies were on the ground. The one in the nest was hurt. They put them in a large dog kennel until Sunday morning.

They wanted to see if the one that had been flying could fly and he flew away.

They think the one in the nest is the weakest one he is much smaller than the others and does not have all the feathers just yet. Since he is injured they are going to try and get a hold of a wildlife rehab.

A neighbor told our daughter what to do so, for now, she is trying to rehab it. She is thinking it is more scared than injured.

The parents found the one that flew they kept calling out for the babies and that one answered. Right now they are rebuilding a new nest.

Sometimes wildlife needs our help to survive. I have truly enjoyed taking these little ones pictures I hope the injured one makes it.

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Cadilac at 11 months old

Cadilac has grown a lot since our daughter and her husband bought her. She losing her baby face.

She will be 1 – year old next month. She seems so small standing next to Scamper the other Minature Hereford but Scamper is almost 2.

I have a soft spot in my heart for cows they are my favorite farm animal. I love to talk to the cows, pet them and feed them clover.

Daisy likes to charge the cows next door to us when they are the fence then she kisses them on their noses lol. They just stand there they are not scared of her.

On Wednesday I was over at the little farm and decided to try and get a few pictures. That was when Cadilac gave me this look. She was thinking ” I was just chewing my cud and minding my own business and here you come to take more pictures. ”

Have a great Memorial weekend everyone do a few projects and a lot of relaxing.

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Good Deeds

Have you ever been surprised by a strangers kindness when they have done a good deed?

This week several days apart I was blessed with this happening to me two times.

Many years ago we had turned in photo albums with pictures to an attorney that represented our son in a child custody case. Our son and his wife turned in another album. We honestly both forgot about getting back the albums and like I said years have passed by.

Somehow the albums ended up in a dumpster nearby where this man named Frank worked. Frank a former photographer himself knew the value of family photos and he picked up the albums. My business card just happened to be inside the album I had turned in. The only problem was it had our home phone number on it we no longer have. That is when he searched the internet for a new number and called me. Today I picked up those two photo albums that would have been lost forever had it not been for Frank.  Thank you so much, Frank, for taking the time to do this good deed.

Today I had gone to a smaller grocery store chain to pick up some pickling spices for our daughter. Her cucumbers are making so many that her kids are eating them for snacks, she’s giving them away and she decided to make some pickles. While standing in line at the checkout this older gentlemen probably in his 80s told the checker he wanted to pay for my stuff with his. I said, “Sir you honestly do not have to do that but thank you so much for offering.” He said no I want to. I said, “so today you’re doing a good deed he said that is exactly it.” I told him “Thank you very much and to have a great day.”

There are still good people in this world who do good things out of the kindness of their heart and expect nothing in return. Complete strangers who take the time to do something nice. I would like to thank you both for crossing my path this week.

Now it’s my turn to pay it forward two times.

 

Baby Hawks

If you listen when you are outdoors you can hear the sounds of birds all around.

You can even learn to distinguish the sounds of different types of birds.

Sometimes you can even hear baby birds. Hawk babies are very loud when the mom and dad are bringing them food.

These pictures were taken at our daughter’s house way up high in a pine tree. There were actually three babies but only two wanted their pictures taken. Lucky I had my 400mm lens with me otherwise there would not have been any pictures.

I am going to try and get a few more pictures this week. I figure these baby hawks are 3-4 weeks old and they leave the nest at six weeks old.

Nature is all around us we just have to open our eyes to see it and enjoy its beauty.

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White Ibis

I love watching the White Ibis out at Brazos Bend State Park.  Photographing birds is all about being in the right place at the right time.

These pictures are of a few immature White Ibis. When they are younger they are brown and white and have a pink bill and legs. When they mature their appearance changes.

Photographing birds has always been something I truly enjoy and any chance I get to go out to Brazos Bend is an added plus.

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Daisy Mae and the Blue Jay

The other day I was watching a blue jay in a new bird bath in the backyard. I grabbed my camera to get outside to get a few pics.

Well, Miss. Daisy pushed her way out the door and then put herself in between the bird bath and me like she knew what I was doing. Either that or she wanted to pose for pictures who knows with Miss. Daisy.

The next day while I was looking out the den window I spotted him again this time I stayed in the house and shot through the window using my 400 mm lens. I did this just so Daisy would not know what I was doing lol. She always has to be the center of attention.

He sure is a cute little one and he really seems to love the bird bath.

I have always put the bird baths in the shade and never had a lot of action this one is in the sun most of the day and gets noticed by the birds. Maybe I should move the other two.

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