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Scenes Around the Neighborhood


These songbirds and ducks were spotted in the last few days  in the housing development where I live.  I am greeted each morning with bird song!  Such a nice thing to happen.   By the  way, the crow shown above, was drinking a few drops of water out of the rain gutter on top of the roof.  Of course, I also enjoy the ducks but they are really just come and go visitors here.  We do also have rabbits and squirrels around here but I seldom see the bunnies out.

The ducks are a pair of Florida Mottled Ducks that are trying to set up a nest at the larger rainfall retention pond next to the health club.  I sure hope for their sake that this rainfall retention basin pond actually gets to stay wet.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger picture.  Have a great coming week and enjoy!



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Eastern Wood Pewee


This little Eastern Wood Pewee was spotted sitting upright.  The bird perched on top of an utility conduit pipe at the side of the road here in the development.  I seldom see these cute tiny birds here. This is the second one I have spotted recently.  The Eastern Wood Pewee is a fly catching bird.

There is a cattle pasture located across the road from where I saw this bird, so it likely enjoyed a lot of flying insects.  I think that this is a migrating bird visiting here for the Winter.  I took these pictures at twilight on October 16, 2013.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!


An Eastern Wood Pewee Bird

I recently took these pictures of this beautiful little fly catcher, which I believe may be the Eastern Wood Pewee, in my back yard.  The bird swoops among the Oaks and the Hickories to catch the many flying insects we seem to have along the lake shore.  It is a small bird.  The Eastern Wood Pewee is bigger than a Hummingbird and is about the size of Swallows and Purple Martins.  The Eastern Wood Pewee has a call that simply sounds like Pee-wee but very soft and squeaky.  These are nimble acrobatic little birds.  I think that this bird is quite pretty, too!  Please click on the thumbnail version to see the larger photograph.  Enjoy!

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