Daily I am blessed with being able to get out, several times each day,
into the wild outdoors.
Since my companion is just Winston, I thought maybe my cyber-friends might like to go for a walk too.
|As we head out my backyard, through the woods...there are always deer nearby. Did you know the buck will grow new antlers each year?|
|Today's hike is towards the lake. |
The Blue Heron is perched in the middle of his hunting grounds!
These are Rough Winged Swallow's.
After 10 minutes of trying again and again to get a "good" photo, I noticed some of the birds resting on a tree branch in the water!
|Drinking on the fly!|
|Can you see all three Rough Winged Swallow's sitting in this tree?|
|Eagle #1 spotted on 5/19/11 over Griffy Lake|
Tomorrow's mission...find their nest! I read that the female is slightly larger and that Bald Eagle's mate for life. These really are pictures of two different birds!
|Eagle #2 spotted on 5/19/11 over Griffy Lake|
If you click on the picture and it enlarges, you might be able to make out a little fluffy head on the right top of the nest!
|Papa Cardinal was very close to his baby and didn't like my intruding. Mama was nearby too, but she was letting Papa be the bully. |
|Eagle's Nest spotted 5/20/11|
*****In contrast, here's a picture of the baby Black-Capped Chickadees that just hatched in the nesting box in my front yard. I don't think they are bigger than two joints of my little finger!
|Newly hatched Black-Capped Chickadee babies 5/20/11|
What amazes me most about my hikes is the fact that I really like walking alone. I am free to listen and observe all that is around me.
Hope you enjoyed your virtual hike today! :)