Birdies Feet

It rained!  Last weekend we got a good half-inch of much needed moisture.

I am done reading the Hunger Games series.  What an experience.  I think my next book will be a lighter read.

I saw what I think is a Red Winged Black Bird on my way to work one day.  I like the texture differences between the bird and the countryside.

There are two CRP pastures on my drive to work.  CRP pastures are a great environment for wild life and I frequently see Pheasants.

Sharp-tailed Grouse is another bird I see regularly.  In the morning, they are often on the edge of the road dancing.

I saw these Canadian Geese on my way home from a Doctor appointment last week.  The city lake is where these geese call home.

We don’t have a huge variety of birds around the ranch.  I was glad to catch a few shots of these birds and take a moment to enjoy something different to photograph.

Do have birds to photograph?  Have you been getting any rain?

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11 Responses to Birdies Feet

  1. cute bird photos! I love the little grouse! We don’t see many pheasants in our neck of the woods!

  2. Janice says:

    Thank you for sharing your view! Great photos.

  3. The first shot of the pheasant is a great picture. I took some pics of eagles this winter.

  4. MG Atwood says:

    Such lovely bird captures. You’ll need to go to the movie Hunger Games. One of the few movies that really followed the book.

  5. Heidi says:

    Hi Robyn,
    Great shots! The pheasants are so colorful and elegant looking. Thank you for the images of the Canadian Geese too. I love the little red winged black bird and the sharp tailed grouse. We had a long session of snow last weekend and though I did not have my camera (darn) we had a family of quail in our yard. We have lots of small birds like finches and swallows. My favorites though are the red tailed hawks and falcons that fly overhead all day long looking for fast food… They’re so powerful and graceful. Have a good day.

  6. LindaG says:

    You have a lot better variety than we have. :o)
    We don’t see those birds here. (That is indeed a redwing blackbird.)
    All we have are starlings, grackles, sparrows and robins. I like watching them, but I’d like to see what you see.

    Have a wonderful evening!

    • Robyn says:

      We have grackles, sparrows and a few robins too. We keep the dog food under lock and key or else the grackles have a free food hay day. We didn’t have grackles growing up in NE, but we had crows. When we lived outside of Kearney there was a bird enthusiast that studied crow migration; he came to our place several times.

  7. Candy C. says:

    I LOVE the pheasant! We don’t have them around here.
    I have some pictures of a Curve Billed Thrasher nest built over the chicken coop that I need to post, maybe for tomorrow…
    We actually got half an inch of rain this past Saturday, mixed with snow, and today it is pushing 90! Yikes!!

  8. Debbie says:

    I *love* all of the bird pictures!! Growing up my Father took us for long drives in the country and had contests with my sisters (like the winner could choose dinner that night) for who could spot certain birds, fowl, beaver, rabbits, etc., so I still get excited seeing them. 🙂 My husband and I went for a drive along the beach the other day and he was laughing at me while I pointed out all of the rabbits!! I can’t help it!! 🙂

    • Robyn says:

      Thanks Debbie. Glad my pictures reminded you of good childhood memories!

      When we were kids Mom would make us name the breed of cattle on the edge of the road. We also practiced the parts of the animals for livestock judging.

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