Saturday, June 27, 2015

Down-Home Denizens of the Land

                                                               Eastern Kingbird

                                                                      Great Egret



                                                              Northern Mockingbird

                                                             Scissor-tailed Flycatcher

                                                           Male Red-winged Blackbird

                                                                 Juvenile Mallard

                                                             Mourning Dove in Nest

                                                             Nestling Mourning Dove

0640-0918/71-77 degrees/partly cloudy/15 mph wind gusts/low pressure system

There was also a Red-headed Woodpecker seen for the first time in a couple of years, but due to
the placement of the sun, the photo was washed out.  Spotted on Thursday morning was a Prairie Merlin, with a Red-winged Blackbird in pursuit, a very rare visitor to the area.  By the time I realized what it was, it was nearly over my head, and all I could do was stare in awe.  If this bird returns one
day, it will be surprising.  In the meantime, I will keep my eyes on the ground and my head in the clouds...