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Red-winged Blackbird

A Great Blue Heron, Red-winged Blackbird, a Cotton-tailed Rabbit and several different birds were out and about in my yards and along the road in front of my place here on the little farm yesterday afternoon.  It was a steamy afternoon here with the temperature at 90 degrees (F.) and very high humidity.  It has been off and on cloudy with brief rains recently so the humid weather has been with us for awhile.  I can’t complain as we do need the moisture.

The pictures really reflect the haze in the air.  I saw that big flock of Starlings again yesterday and took a picture of them in flight.  Very impressive numbers to see up above one’s home.  I also saw my friend the Red-headed Woodpecker up on a familiar perch.  Funny to see the different woodpeckers all doing similar activities – guess that’s just nature.  I took all of these pictures yesterday, July 23, 2012 here in the yards or on the street just in front of the property.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Red-headed Woodpecker

Cotton-tailed Rabbit

Chipping Sparrow

Great Blue Heron

European Starlings

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Comments on: "Yard Critters on a Hot Steamy Monday" (8)

  1. Hi Linda, Even though we were in the Smokies, it felt hot and steamy there also… No rain where we were —nor here at home yesterday. Poor little birds… They can’t come in and enjoy the AC like I can!!!!!! ha

    Great pictures.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

    • Hi Betsy, The Smokies sounds wonderful! Glad you enjoyed the mountains a bit. I am enjoying my air conditioned living room but did venture out for a few moments to harvest some tomatoes. Too hot to do any bird watching other than from the window. High high humidity here! Have a great day and watch the weather later.

  2. TexWisGirl said:

    the chipping sparrow is very cute.

  3. It’s good to see that cottontail staying around! It’s also neat that the heron stays around.

  4. I killed a snake yesterday and took a picture of it on my phone, is there a website or something i can find out what kind of snake it is?

    • Hi Silver, What I would suggest is that you use your search engine (google or Yahoo or another such) and search for photographs of snakes in your own particular locality or region. Something may turn up for you to use to identify that snake. I am located in Tennessee in the United States of America so the sites I am using may not have snakes seen in your own area. Hope this is helpful for you. Good luck in identifying that snake. Have a wonderful day tomorrow!

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