Monday, February 27, 2017

Always a good day at the feeder when I see an American Goldfinch

I was excited to get my Red-bellied Woodpecker but I felt like my winter feeding season was missing an American Goldfinch.  And today I was fortunate to get more than one.  You'll also see a White-breasted Nuthatch joining in...






 
Joined by a Nuthatch

 
See the peanut in the bill of the Nuthatch







Thursday, February 23, 2017

Happy 18th Birthday to my nephew Jon!

Happy Birthday Jon!  I'm very proud of the young man you've become. 


I know you read my blog and you should know you are a main reason I do this.  It gives us a chance to stay connected through similar interests.

I hear you want to study wildlife biology and conservation so here is a picture for you...

Black-footed ferret
 
 
 
And here are two books I know you've spent many hours reading (like your dad and me)...
 

 
Happy 18th!
 
 
Love,
 
Uncle Al

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Misty morning

Interesting mist this morning.  In the picture of the deer, look for the one lying done as well.   The woods pictures are behind my house.  The other pictures are from Johnston Dr.

 








Monday, February 20, 2017

Happy 16th Birthday Jake!

To honor Jake on his birthday, I thought I would share a few pictures he has taken with the camera he got for Christmas.  For his birthday, he got a new laptop so now we can finally see some of his work. 
Russ is expected to make the blog but look at this beautiful picture of Sooner!

Happy Birthday buddy!





 
A blast from the past...
 

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Yes, yet another sunny day at the feeder on Wednesday

I realize these pictures can start to look alike but I like to find small differences like what type of seed is in its bill and is there more than one bird on the feeder (got lucky this day)...

 
White-breasted Nuthatch

 
Black-capped Chickadee enjoying a seed...

 
House Finch has something...

 
I like "combo"shots...Nuthatch and House Finch

 
See the seed in the bill...




 
And my faithful companion Russ...
 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Accidental terrarium

I was out in the woods yesterday and saw this Coke bottle.  Keep in mind it's only February.
I could see dirt/mud inside and also something growing.  It reminded me of a terrarium.  It has been warm but I wouldn't have expected it to be warm enough....



 
I also saw this interesting tree that I hadn't noticed before...