Friday, August 16, 2013




                                                        Great Blue Heron at Sunset


                                                   Portrait, Female Red-winged Blackbird


                                                   Immature Northern Mockingbird


                                                                      Great Egret


                                         Female Red-winged Blackbird Straddles Sunflowers

                                               


                                                      Marsh Rat Seeking Food





                                                          Immature Mallard Duckling

   
                                                                      Viceroy


                                                              Tawny Emperor


The first three of these were from last evening, and the remainder were from this morning.  This morning was 67 degrees, partly cloudy, with light and variable winds.  There was a hint of a sweet aroma in the air and the birds were actively feeding.  It must have rained overnight, for the grass was heavily wet, yet hosted numerous butterflies, also feeding.  It was a rare morning to greet the light of day, as well as my priceless denizens of the lake. Oh, happy morning, and I do hope that you were able to share the same kind of treasures...