Yellow Crowned Night Heron

This juvenile yellow crowned night heron has been hanging around in our pasture.

They say the juveniles will stay in the area they are raised for a good while.

We have had a lot of crawdads from all the rain and that is one thing they love to eat. You will often see these birds in the ditches hunting for bugs and crawdads.

Nature never ceases to amaze me and I truly enjoy getting to see her beauty in the wildlife that graces us with its presence from time to time.

Possum Sketch

Tuesday morning it was raining again and I noticed the cat looking at something out the french doors so I decided to check it out.

In the pasture was a young possum. It was raining so I could not venture too far out with my camera but I grabbed a few pics and they were all blurry. This is what happens when you are trying to hurry.

Frustrated I started playing with sketches and I was able to I turn this one into a possum sketch.

They are not the prettiest of animals and sometimes a bit scary looking but I try to appreciate all the things I get to take pics of.

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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