I never know what I might see in the 3 bird baths that sit together in the backyard.
I think its so funny all the birds visiting will get in one bird bath & be crowded when there is plenty of room in other bird baths.
These doves like everything else are just looking for a place to cool off and get a drink. I try my best to change the water every day so it will stay cooler but they like it better in the sun than in the shade.
Yesterday we finally got a little bit of rain 1 1/4″ hopefully there will be more to come in the next few days.
Doves just wanna have fun.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This pair of chipping sparrows are building a nest where the ones last year built one.
Maybe they like this one because part of the work was already done.
The funny thing is there are 3 other bird houses in the same area but the birds seem to like this one because it is the tallest.
These laughing gulls were at the Texas City Dike and they were all happy as they could be perched on concrete or rock.
They do not seem to be scared at all but they do seem to be watching you all the time.