Wednesday, July 10, 2013

191 of 365 for Wednesday July 10, 2013

I couldn't help but smile at these big baby birds sitting on this tiny little nest. I am not sure if there were more than two or not. I didn't want to get too close and disturb them so I just zoomed them in from about 4 feet away. My friend said they were baby robins.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

190 of 365 for July 9, 2013

Well I have been stalking the dragon flies again. Today I could only get rear or side views :) Every dragonfly I tried to shoot was landing on vegetation sticking up out of the water along the river bank about 3-4 feet from the bank. Not one of them would land facing forward or toward me.  I positioned myself everyway possible and even leaned over the edge but could not get in front of those pesky little bugs.  Oh well I guess it is best to document all views :)

Monday, July 8, 2013

#189 of 365 for July 8, 2013

I spent some time along the banks of the river, hoping to shoot some dragonflies but they were not out and about yet, so I shot a turtle instead :) He was a tiny little turtle, but posed for me for a few minutes.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

#188 of 365 for Sunday July 7, 2013

I decided to take a little walk along the river and see if there were any dragonflies and I wasn't disappointed!

187 of 365 for July 6, 2013

I was walking along the edge of the river looking for a good subject to shoot when I spotted this beautiful little wildflower, just waiting for me :)

Saturday, July 6, 2013

#185 of 365 for July 5, 2013

I was outside and I kept hearing peck, peck, peck, peck. I thought my neighbors must be repairing something, yet it seemed so close. The light hammering sound continued for a while before I finally realized it was this tiny little bird in my front yard! He was pecking at a dead part of a tree and digging out some type of insect eggs. I was surprised he let me get rather close.

Well out of curiosity I looked this bird up.  The best I can tell it is a female downy woodpecker.  So it wasn't a he at all but a she :)   It was frail and scragly looking so I thought it might have been a juvenile but from what I read the juveniles and the males have red spots on their heads and I can see no red on this one.  Please post in the comment section if you know about this bird :)

#184 of 365 for July 4, 2013

Happy July 4th!!

#183 of 365 for July 3, 2013

Very soon they will be ready to eat!

183 of 365 for July 2, 2013

The peppers in my garden are growing like crazy!

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