Double Trouble

Monday morning after the rain storms I spotted these two cotton tail bunnies in the front yard.

I went to get the camera and they were actually still in the same place when I got back. They do not look very old to me.

This was a great way to start off my week with wildlife in the front yard.

    Life is good!

For the love of nature

You realize as you get older things are harder to do, you tire out easier and need more breaks. Honestly, that is okay because at least you are able to to do something you truly enjoy.

Listening to the birds sing early in the mornings is one of my favorite things to do.

I was talking to my mother n law and she told me she loves that too and she sits outside early in the morning waiting on her ride to mass.

The sun on your skin a fresh breeze in the air & being surrounded by nature is such a beautiful feeling.

Nature has a way of making you feel alive.

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Little Bunny

I saw this little bunny hopping around the back yard he was lucky the dogs were not out there to play chase.

When I went outside & he did not see me I stayed sort of hidden by a tree and I was able to get about 8 – 10 ft from him before he hopped off.

He was eating fresh cut grass.

We use to see lots of bunnies all the time but the Hawks look at those, squirrels and dove as easy meals. The dove decline this year is drastic.

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Texas State Bird

The Texas state bird is the mockingbird.

We have had one hanging around in our yard I know it is the same one is she goes to the exact same trees in the same spot every day.

Shes always singing and making noise. The only thing I hate is she keeps the bluebirds out of the yard I have seen her chase them off.

In the second picture, she caught a spider with eggs. Her favorite tree is a dead one.

The singing of a mockingbird is constant it is like they do not even take a breath.

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Gray Treefrog

This Gray tree frog was on the side of our house.

I was sort of shocked because I have never seen one before I have heard people talk about them.

Nearby was a regular green tree frog maybe they were friends.

She is different looking but I think she’s a pretty frog. I like frogs.

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Three ducks in a row

The ducks have been back about a month now.

Sometimes there are just two and other times there are 10 but almost always they are in pairs.

In this picture, there was only three I am not sure what happened but sometimes the other partner shows up a few minutes later.

Are you ducks in a row?

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Eastern Bluebird

This is a male Eastern Bluebird he was flying in and out of our cypress tree.

I had a really hard time getting a picture of him.

I love their colors and you can always get a glimpse of them out of the corner of your eye because of the bright blue color.

There have been quite a few of these birds around here we are trying to get them to nest but they are so picky about their birdhouses. They like something about six feet above the ground not a lot higher and for sure, not lower.

I want to put out some dried mealworms because they are supposed to love those but I need to figure out a feeder for them.

If anyone feeds these birds let me know what you feed them & what type of feeder they like.

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The beauty of a cardinal

My grandmother loved feeding the birds but I never remember her buying bird seed.

Her birds would get scraps from lunch or dinner but the birds ate it all. They would eat beans, cornbread, fruit and old bread. I always remember lots of cardinals and blue jays in her backyard. It was like the minute she walked out there they all came and they were not scared of people at all.

My dad loved feeding the birds and the raccoons and I loved watching him enjoy nature in his own backyard.

I think I was always a nature lover but when you have others teach you the beauty of wildlife it gets passed down even more.

We have lots of feeders here and I feed quite a mixture of seeds & suet. You can mix chicken scratch and black oiled sunflower seeds together for easy cheap mix and the birds love it. I recently bought some safflower seeds to feed occasionally.

This bird is a juvenile female cardinal she found some red berries that fell off the asparagus fern growing off our side deck.

They say a cardinal represents a loved one who has passed. They usually show up when you miss them the most. In many ways, I believe this because lately, my dad has been on my mind.

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