Category Archives: Birds

Past Squares # 4 – Blue

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Past Squares # 4 – Blue

Past Squares – Back In Time 

https://beckybofwinchester.com/2021/10/04/past-squares-4/

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This is a month long challenge, hosted by Becky of “The Life of B”.

This month’s theme is  past squares – and here is where you find the main details https://beckybofwinchester.com/square-daily-photo-challenge/
The most important rule of this challenge is that your photo Must be Square!

To join in, find out the details, and see other entries, just click the above link. It’s fun! 🙂

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I’ll also be adding a song to go along with the photo in one way or another.

Enjoy!

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So, this time the Squares Challenge is a bit different, as Becky wants us to pick past photos from all the topics we’ve had in the past. The top photo lists them all. Thanks so much, Becky!

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These photos were for the ‘Blue’ challenge in 2019.

This is a little wooden bird house. It has a red roof, kind of a triangle shape. The house part is light blue, and is more of a diamond shape. There is a painting of a blue bird and some leaves on the front of the house.

I just keep this one in the house as a decoration.

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Also, I got this picture of a blue jay bird in our back yard one day. He’s sitting on the back of a lawn chair.

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“Bluebird”, by Paul McCartney & Wings, was released from their album, “Band on the Run”, in 1974. It was written by Paul and Linda McCartney, and is on the Apple label.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 & 2021 BS

Throwback Thursday – Pets

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Throwback Thursday – Pets

https://lssattitudeofgratitude.wordpress.com/2021/09/16/throwback-thursday-the-pets-in-my-life/

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This time we’re looking back at the pets we’ve had. Thanks Lauren & Maggie for hosting this fun prompt.

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We don’t have any pets at the moment. We feed the cats outside that come around, though.

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I’ve had pets of one kind or another since I was a little kid. Many, many pets. If I was to write about all of them on this one post, it would be pages long.

I’ve had dogs, cats, ducks, rabbits, gerbils, birds, hermit crabs, fish, and even a spider or two that weren’t exactly pets, but they hung around for a long time and I gave them a name.

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We’ve had lots of cats too, over the years, but I’ve written about them quite a lot on here, so won’t this time.

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It’s been quite a few years since we had any dogs here with us, but we used to have quite a few. Let me think if I can remember all the dogs I’ve had since I was a kid.

Cindy – King – Skipper – Troubles – Dusty – Stormy – Freckles – Ginger – Maggie – Bud – Bridget – Weasel – Sam

And, in my notebooks I’ve written about them all – their stories.

And, I have photos of every one of them (except Troubles).  Here’s me and Stormy. 🙂

This photo was taken in black & white, in the back yard in 1957. Stormy was just a mixed breed white and fluffy little dog, maybe part Cocker Spaniel? I’m standing on an old weathered door that was on the ground, and wearing a print dress, and my hair was fairly short.

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A strange incident was a few years later my cousin & I were playing with the Ouija board. I asked would I get a dog?  It said yes. I asked when? It said January. (this was back in the fall). Sure enough, come January, I did get a puppy. I named him Dusty, and he was an awesome dog, who lived with us for many years. The photo shows Dusty, who was the same kind of dog that Stormy was, white & fluffy.

 

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This was taken long ago, and is a picture of my little parakeet, named Igor. He was green and yellow.

We let him fly around all the time in the house. This photo is of him standing on one of our wine bottles that had candle wax of all colors melted down the side.

Igor was fun. We had him for quite a few years, and he could say his name, and also could say ‘Pretty Bird’.

We got him as a baby from a lady we knew who raised parakeets. She had lots of them. We’d gotten other ones from her, too.

Whenever we’d go on road trips, Igor would come along in his cage. He was a good traveler. 🙂

 

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Here are some more of the dogs:

  • Ginger (tan & white Basset Hound)
  • Maggie (tan, white & black Basset Hound- Ginger’s mother)
  • Bud (all black maybe a Labrador but smaller)
  • Weasel (Maggie & Bud’s daughter)

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Ginger

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Maggie

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Bud

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Weasel

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2021 BS

Last on the Card for April – Mockingbird

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Last on the Card for April – Mockingbird

https://bushboy.blog/2021/05/01/last-on-the-card-april-2021/

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The rules are simple:
1. Post the last photo on your SD card or last photo on your phone for the 30th April.
2. No editing – who cares if it is out of focus, not framed as you would like or the subject matter didn’t cooperate.
3. You don’t have to have any explanations, just the photo will do
4. Create a Pingback to this post or link in the comments
5. Tag “The Last Photo”

 

Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2021 BS

April Squares 2021 – Bright Canary

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April Squares 2021 – Bright Canary

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https://beckybofwinchester.com/2021/04/13/bright-square-13/

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This is a month long challenge, hosted by Becky of “The Life of B”.

This month’s theme is Bright – and here is where you find the main details https://beckybofwinchester.com/square-daily-photo-challenge/
The most important rule of this challenge is that your photo Must be Square!

To join in, find out the details, and see other entries, just click the above link. It’s fun! 🙂

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I’ll also be adding a song to go along with the photo in one way or another.

Enjoy!

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A very bright orange canary we saw at the pet store

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“Sing For Your Supper”, by The Mamas and the Papas

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2021 BS

January Squares Day # 17 – Up – Lined Up

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January Squares Day # 17 – Up – Lined Up

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What are you up to?

This is a month long challenge, hosted by Becky of “The Life of B”.

This month’s theme is Up – and here is where you find the main details https://beckybofwinchester.com/square-daily-photo-challenge/
The most important rule of this challenge is that your photo Must be Square!

To join in, find out the details, and see other entries, just click the above link. It’s fun! 🙂

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I’ll also be adding a song to go along with the photo in one way or another.

Enjoy!

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These little Lorikeets were lined up on a perch at the Kansas City zoo.

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“I Walk the Line”, by Johnny Cash

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2021 BS

January Squares Day # 10 – Up – Up a Tree

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January Squares Day # 10 – Up – Up a Tree

 

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Upon the Hill

This is a month long challenge, hosted by Becky of “The Life of B”.

This month’s theme is Up – and here is where you find the main details https://beckybofwinchester.com/square-daily-photo-challenge/
The most important rule of this challenge is that your photo Must be Square!

To join in, find out the details, and see other entries, just click the above link. It’s fun! 🙂

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I’ll also be adding a song to go along with the photo in one way or another.

Enjoy!

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We have had at least 6 inches of snow this morning. Here are at least seven birds up in the snowy tree branches.

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“Snowbird”, by Anne Murray

Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2021 BS

 

January Squares Day # 7 – Up – Up In the Sky

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January Squares Day # 7 – Up – Up In the Sky

 

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Looking up at a Waxing Gibbous

This is a month long challenge, hosted by Becky of “The Life of B”.

This month’s theme is Up – and here is where you find the main details https://beckybofwinchester.com/square-daily-photo-challenge/
The most important rule of this challenge is that your photo Must be Square!

To join in, find out the details, and see other entries, just click the above link. It’s fun! 🙂

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I’ll also be adding a song to go along with the photo in one way or another.

Enjoy!

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A few of the Canada Geese way up high against the blue blue sky.

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“Up Where We Belong”, by Joe Cocker & Jennifer Warnes

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2021 BS

Bird Weekly – Short Legged Birds

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Bird Weekly – Short Legged Birds

Bird Weekly – Photo Challenge – Short Legged Birds

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Here are some of the short legged birds I’ve seen:

  • Seagulls – seen at the beach at Corpus Christi TX
  • Yellow & black birds at a feeder at Ft. Davis TX
  • Dove (or maybe a Grackle) standing on a swing railing (our front yard)
  • Red breasted robin in our tree in the front yard
  • Grackle standing on a water bowl (with piece of cat food in it’s mouth) on our back porch

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS

 

Bird Weekly – Green Feathers

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Bird Weekly – Green Feathers

Bird Weekly – Photo Challenge – Birds with Green Feathers

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These are some Lorikeets we saw at the Kansas City Missouri zoo. They were sure friendly and cute. They have feathers of green, and also blue, yellow, and orange.  🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2020 BS