Category Archives: Birds

Bird Weekly # 5 – Feathers of Blue

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Bird Weekly # 5 – Feathers of Blue

Bird Weekly – Photo Challenge – Feathers of Blue

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Here’s a blue bird on a blue bird house, and then a blue jay that was in our back yard one day. Then there is a real blue jay’s feather.

These are a few of my coloring pages of blue birds, too.

  

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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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Bird Weekly # 4 – Ducks & Geese

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Bird Weekly # 4 – Ducks & Geese

Bird Weekly – Photo Challenge – Ducks and Geese

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This looks to be a Muscovy Duck. It is mostly black with a few white spots. He has a distinctive red area around the eyes. This one was at a local park.

This one is a Canada Goose. We have thousands that winter over at our lake by the house. I always love seeing them.

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Here are some more ducks:

  • A stone duck head
  • A white duck decoy
  • A big white duck
  • Yellow duck salt & pepper shakers

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And a funny joke!

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Bird Weekly # 3 – Waders

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Bird Weekly # 3 – Waders

Bird Weekly – Photo Challenge – Waders

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I think this is some kind of heron. We see them at the lake by our house all the time, but this one flew over the houses that day.

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This is a white stork we saw at the Kansas City Missouri Zoo last year. She is white, with some black along the wing edges, and red around the eyes. Her beak is orange. There is also a baby stork with the large stork. They are getting a drink from a black bowl.

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My painting of some pink flamingos I did a long time ago.

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Bird Weekly # 1 – Songbird

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Bird Weekly # 1 – Songbird

 

Bird Weekly – Photo Challenge – Songbirds

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A new challenge all about birds from Lisa, at Our Eyes Open! Find out more by clicking the above link. 🙂

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We see little robins around here a lot. This one was hanging around the front yard one day. It was going from the tree to the ground and sidewalk, and eating the cat food kibbles we leave for the cats. For some reason, birds just love cat food. 🙂

Photos show a red breasted robin on the ground, and in the tree.

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Bird Feeder – Fast Food Fly In

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Bird Feeder – Fast Food Fly In

W/P Challenge Bird Feeders

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FAST FOOD FLY IN

It just occurred to me that I own a fast food franchise.   It is open 24/7, but most of my customers show up for their meals early in the morning and late afternoon.   It is a specialized type of business, being that my clientel do not walk in or drive up to the take-out window.   They all fly in for their fast food.   This is convenient for them, as they are always in a hurry.   There is no landing strip or runways or beacon lights, but they are able to hover at will.    They are not picky about the menu, as there is only one item offered daily.    They will get a bit testy and give me dirty looks if the food is late in being served.   They will peer into the windows or sit on the fence surrounding the business and discuss amongst themselves the situation and what to do about it.   I can hear them…..I know they are planning a revolt.    I do try to keep food in stock, but occasionally will run out and have to make a run to the supplier for more.

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Most of my customers run in gangs. They are gang members.   For the most part they come in separately, but once in awhile two or more gangs will meet up in the parking lot.   There is occasional squabbling, poking, loud insults, chases, shoving, and even standing upon one another in their bid for the best place at the table.   Sometimes it is the larger gang members dressed in their gray uniforms that win the rumble.   Other times it will be the smaller stature, brown uniformed ones that will claim victory.   The losers will retreat for awhile, regrouping and making another charge.   There is another gang from down the way that will occasionally come to mount a siege against the regulars.   This is the even larger, noisier gang who are dressed all in black.   When they show up everyone else gives way, retreating to a safe distance.  No one wants to accept their challenge.   They don’t stay long, just taking what food they want and are back on the streets and in the air looking for more places to conquor.

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A couple of times a year the mama’s and the papa’s will bring their young ones to the fast food free for all.   They are very good at instructing the little ones in how to act when out in public.  They feed them at first, but then must learn to feed themselves.    They learn fast how to eat on their own, and also to watch out for trouble, which can come at any time.   In time these small ones will be bringing their own offspring to my fast food joint.

I do not charge for the food, at least in the normal way of paying.   All I ask is that they entertain me….and they certainly do that.   Through all the seasons, I enjoy watching the dynamics and antics of my feathered friends!

My franchise is my bird feeder in the back yard!

Thank you to all the doves, sparrows, and grackles, plus all the other kinds of birds I see daily and enjoy watching!

Peace, Love, & Tweets!

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The Geese Are Back In Town – NaNoPoblano 2019 – Day # 4

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The Geese Are Back In town – NaNoPoblano – Day # 4

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NIGHT FLIGHT

Winter looms. They fly in under cover of a dark night in Autumn. The midnight moon casts shadows on the silvery pond far below. Silent stars guide them from above. Hundreds of their kind circle gracefully into the water, murmuring relief. Their southward journey is complete. The geese have arrived.

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GEESE

We live right by a playa lake. From our back door we can see how it changes from season to season. My favorite time to look at the lake is fall through winter, into early spring.

That is when the Canada Geese fly in from the north. There are hundreds, if not thousands of the geese using the lake as a southern home base. Right around Thanksgiving, there are skeins of geese filling the skies, then landing on the lake. They come in a few groups at a time, until there are so many, we can barely see any water, as the geese have filled it.

They are a noisy bunch, too. Making their distinctive honking sound when they are flying, when they land, and when they take to the air again, isn’t enough for them, it seems. Whether just paddling around in the water, or on the shore, they are ‘talking’ about something. We can even hear them in the middle of the night. When they do take flight again, there are so many of them, all honking, it even prevents us hearing the television, until they have gone on their way. I look out the back door, and see them flying right over the houses, their shadows cast on the ground. It is amazing that they don’t crash into each other, as the sky is filled with them.

They have a fairly predictable schedule. They fly to the grain fields, or to other nearby lakes, during part of the day. Then they come back to this one to sleep awhile, heads tucked under their wings. About five in the evening, though, they leave once more. Later, around midnight, they fly in again for the overnight.

This goes on for about four months, then day by day we notice there fewer geese around. They have flown north, again. We look forward to when they return in the fall.

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Photos of Canada Geese flying over the house taken Nov. 2nd, 2019 about 6 p. m.
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Bird of the Day – 3 2 1

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Bird of the Day –

BOTD: September 29, 2019

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Just looking out my front door and I see three birds on the fence.

One flew away, and that left two birds on the fence

Then over on the out door swing frame, there is just one bird left.

The first two photos I think they are grackles, and the third photo is of a dove.

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Bird of the Day – Feathers & Doves

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Bird of the Day – Feathers & Doves

BOTD: September 25, 2019 Gila Woodpecker

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The photos show a bunch of feathers, of black, white, gray & brown, that I picked up from the back yard. Also, looking out our kitchen window to the back yard, some gray doves perched on the outdoor metal table and chairs.

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Bird of the Day – Little Parrot

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Bird of the Day – Little Parrot

BOTD: September 22, 2019 Muscovy

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This is a little parrot that was in the pet store. He has green wings, yellow head and chest, and red breast, and was sitting on a wooden perch in his cage. He has a colorful chain toy to play with.

Also a sign beside him was of a cartoon bird that says, “Will Chirp for Seed”.

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Bird of the Day – Finches

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Bird of the Day – Finches

BOTD: September 18, 2019 Spotted Towhee

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These are three little Finches sitting in a nest. They all have white/brown/black feathers. I saw these in the pet store one day. The nest was made inside a round plastic ball with lots of twigs. So cute! 🙂

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