Hawk Stalk

I saw this Hawk in the pasture stalking the birds I guess I was doing the same thing.

I figured by the time I grabbed my camera he would leave but he stayed for a few quick shots even though he saw me.

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Cows and Calves

I grabbed a few more pictures of the mama cows and the calves.

The first two pictures that baby is a week younger than the other one.

They are adorable always running and acting silly.

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Yellow-Rumped Warbler

Often times, when I am looking outside, I see a quick flash of yellow fly by.

This is the Yellow-Rumped Warbler this one is a female that is a juvenile. Next year her colors will be even brighter yellow.

They are quite the little songbirds I love hearing them sing.

I was actually in the house and shooting out a closed window I am surprised they turned out this well. She was about 12′ from me. I was using the Canon 400mm lens.

Listening to all the bird’s songs is one of my favorite things to do. It makes me feel at peace.

Nature sounds are all around you just need to take a few minutes each day to enjoy it.

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Birdhouse perch

This bird was on the tall birdhouse in the backyard it was barely daylight and a cloudy morning so I could not see what kind of bird it was.

I started editing it and goofing around with textures it and I finally got the bird to show up.

It looks to me like it is a brown-headed cowbird.

Nature has this special innocence and beauty and I love trying to capture it.

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The Paperwhites are blooming

It seems like the paperwhites are blooming early this year.

When the paperwhites bloom it is the first blooms of the year.

I think it has to do with our weather being odder than normal.

They said today was sweaters and sunglasses which is unusual because if its cold its normally raining.

I love these flowers and the bulbs were from my great grandmother Moore’s house they were given to my grandmother who gave them to me.

These bulbs had been sitting for many years and I honestly did not think they would come up. Now I have 100’s of these beauties all over our yard.

Personally, I think they are much prettier in a large grouping.

These pictures were taken with my Canon 100mm 2.8 Macro lens.

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Visiting Birds

The other day early in the morning we had some bird visitors in the road in front of the house.

I grabbed the camera and I was able to get a few good shots before they spotted me.

The great white Egret stands tall amongst the weeds in the ditch. The white ibis including some brown juveniles flying all around. It was fun to watch them.

I  love mornings like this when the wildlife surrounds us and allows me to take its picture.

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Great Blue Heron

This great blue heron was on the road.

It is probably the same one that use to stalk our koi/goldfish pond before we netted it.

I was able to get a few pics before he spotted me.

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Pretty Pretty Horses

I love looking across a pasture and seeing animals being carefree. These horses belong to our daughter’s neighbors.

They love to roll in the dirt and mud just like all other horses and cows.

I try and get a few pictures of them when I can and on this day they were happy eating and posing.

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