Thursday, August 25, 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Wild Bird Wednesday


Babies In My Yard

Every year the parents bring their babies to my yard to teach them where they can find food.  Some you can really tell by looking at them, but most you have to guess or just listen to their funny little food begging noises.  
 This little Nut Hatch is more interested in finding a bug on the tree than the feeder full of peanuts where his parents are feasting.


Mom Mallard brings her babies to my Yum Yum Tree every year.  At this point you can't tell Mom from the babies, but I know at least one of these Mallards is a baby.  The Red Wing Black Bird is not at all  afraid of the ducks and they don't bother him.  But they will chase the crows :)



The Chickadee babies are the cutest.  There are usually three of them and they burst onto the tree with their parents making noises of excitement, playing and chasing each other and eventually settling down to eat some black oil sunflower seeds.  

The cardinals bring their babies as well, but you can't tell them from their mother and the same goes for the sparrows ... many baby sparrows, but they all look the same.  The baby black birds look the same but they have a harsh squawking call.  It doesn't take them long to hone their calls and soon you can't tell them from their parents either.  The Black Birds are starting to form flocks ... one of the first signs of fall :)

Andrea

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Good Fences

 


Another Thai beauty ...
Depending on which side of the car the fence was on, this was a common shot that included my friend taking pictures at the same time ... we did have great fun.  I recommend taking a best friend when you travel :)

Andrea

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

NF Trees and Bushes



 Facing the Storm

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Another sad farewell to a wonderful Monica Meme.  Thank you for all the weeks of fun, interest and learning.  Monica ... you are the best and, though I will miss your memes, I will be seeing you in many other places.  Thank you, again and again :)

Andrea

Monday, August 15, 2016

Through My Lens



Picky Picky Picky
It's Raspberries this time ...

Same place as before only different berries ...

Yummmm ... fresh and ripe :)



Eat as you pick ...




 
Done?

Just a few more ... probably to pop in her mouth :)

Andrea



Saturday, August 13, 2016

Caturday Art Blog Hop


USA Olympians

Purrrfection!
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Our Swimmers and Final Five Gymnasts blew us away this week and there is more to come .... 
Congratulations USA! 

Andrea

Friday, August 12, 2016

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Good Fences



Fountain Fence

A Fountain across from the Grand Palace ... well populated with pigeons and has a funny little fence around it ...

I am not sure what purpose it serves , but I thought it was interesting ...

Andrea

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Wild Bird Wednesday



Eastern Blue Bird



I don't see Eastern Bluebirds often.  They are common right across the border in Wisconsin, but not here.  This little fella was sitting in a dead tree on Izzi and my walk.  It took me so long to get Izzi back in and my camera out that I only caught three shots ... but it was worth it :)

Andrea

NF Trees and Bushes



Schweiz Trees ...
I probably posted this picture before but for the cows ... today it's the amazing trees in the background. Funny what you miss when you're not focused :)

Andrea