The husby was going to need to be away for a few days and so that gave me an opportunity to take the Meaka and Silvie Pup-cubs on some birding outings.
I have some favorite routes that I take, because they are safe, they are nearby and because I can just pull over along the lane and not worry about much traffic.
One of the places that I travel often is Covered Bridge Road and there is another lane just to the NE of it, that I often times will find Eastern Bluebirds, because the landowner uses lots of Bluebird boxes for nesting birds.
The Bluebirds and Tree Swallows all use these same boxes.
On Friday, we left mid-morning and I made the turn NE and as soon as I did I found both Bluebirds, as well as a great surprise awaiting me.
Usually, as soon as an Eastern Meadowlark even sees the car coming to a stop, they take off, but not this time.
I already had my car window down and the camera on and ready.
It appeared that the Meadowlark was down in the ditch along side the oncoming lane and I was able to take several close up images, before it flew just a little bit further from me. At first, I thought that possibly it had been struck by an automobile, but such was not to be the case.
As I clicked off images, another bird appeared in the frame and that is when I realized that I had driven along, during one of the males territorial courtship displays.
Yesterday I went back and got a few new images, that I will share soon.
There are Red-winged Blackbirds everywhere making their wonderful mating and luring calls, and if you happen to have your window down as you drive along the country lanes, their voices will keep you company and there is no need for any classical music on those days;')~
As for the windows...I just thought that they were very neat, all covered in ivy~
I am linking up with Stewart at:
Wild Bird Wednesday
Thank you Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday~