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Male Eastern Bluebird

Male Eastern Bluebird

We went to what we thought was a Burrowing Owl Preserve here in our area a few days ago.  We heard from a resident who lives next to the preserve, that due to the presence of Coyotes, the owls had left that large field preserve area a few years ago.  I did spot a trio of songbirds and surprisingly, a small Black Racer Snake, which is non-poisonous.

The Eastern Bluebirds cheerfully sat on the wooden fence surrounding the large field that had been the home of the owls (supposedly now it is home to Gopher Tortoises which we did not see).  After the Eastern Bluebirds left, a Northern Mockingbird took their place on the fence.  I also spotted an Eastern Blue Jay in the trees next to the fence but there were too many leaves in the way of my shot to get a good picture.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Female Eastern Bluebird

Female Eastern Bluebird

The "Surprise"! A Black Racer Snake

The “Surprise”! A Black Racer Snake

A Northern Mockingbird

A Northern Mockingbird

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Comments on: "Sweet Songbirds and a Surprise" (6)

  1. The bluebirds have always been a favorite of mine. The snkae is a surprise. It is sad about the owls leaving because of the coyote. Enjoy your day and the week ahead!

    • Hi Eileen, I was pretty disappointed to hear that there were no more owls. I had looked forward to seeing them. I did enjoy seeing the birds on the fence. Bluebirds are stunningly pretty. Glad you like them a lot. Have a super good day!

  2. sweet fence-sitters! love the peek of the snake!

  3. In nature, something always pops up, doesn’t it! I love the little snake who is acting like a periscope!

    • Hi Montucky, I was glad to see the little snake and was totally surprised as it just literally popped up. Guess it felt our footsteps nearby and wanted to check us out. Ha! Have a wonderful day!

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