A little over a week ago, I went on a country ride further down the country lanes to visit my daughter and her husby who were in town visiting from Florida. Once there we sat in the back yard of her father-in-laws home and enjoyed the late afternoon together.
The barns above and below are on the ride there.
A Great Blue Heron made it's way across the cow pasture with a fresh catch and when I left to return home, snapped a photo of it down at the other end of the field on a platform in the water. I almost mistook it for a statue, it was so still.
Behind it on the ground near the water's edge was a Green Heron~
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Maggie's MOSAIC MONDAY
Next week will be dedicated to my 8th year of blogging anniversary and I will be posting updates on the Red-Shouldered Hawks that this blog is named after as well as the Bald Eagles that I have been visiting for going on 4 years.
At that same acreage were this adult Brown Thrush and two young ones. The Cotton Tail Rabbit,White-tailed Deer (bucks) with fresh velvet covered antlers, Wild Turkeys and a Yellow-Shafted Flicker.
I LOVE this land and would so enjoy visiting it every day, if I could.
Huge sigh, it is a 17 mile ride one way and just too far to take a leap there every day and back~
Last Saturday I could hear the American Crows a good 7 acres from home. There were at least a dozen, or more of them along with a pair of Red-Shouldered Hawks and other birds yelling at the visitor to their territory. The woods is heavy this time of year, often times the canopy goes dark even in the sun with vines connecting treetops. Thus said, I was quite delighted after making my way to the area when this Red-tailed Hawk, the element of the onslaught flew into a tree right above where I stood...it was meant to be~
Below an American Kestrel went hunting in the field behind it and brought up to the fence row what looked like a little rodent. Then a Mourning Dove seemed to slightly hesitate momentarily before landing on the same fence row a little further down. The Dove seemed little concerned about the Kestrel and began to preen~
Yikes the wee Carolina Wrens grew up so fast this past week and now I can't even locate them in the bushes and trees on the land we own. I hear them, but no visual. I am claiming that all 7 are still doing very well~
A juvie on left and the adult female to the right~
Red-Bellied Woodpecker and then a Pileated Woodpecker below it~
I am thinking that the beauty below is an Eastern Phoebe, but would appreciate any corrections, if I am wrong~
Doesn't my husby's nest platform look inviting now with the newer starter branches looking all natural. So where are all of the takers, after all I offer free rent and all of the photos that any wonderful bird would ever hope to have ;)