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Almost Wordless Wednesday: Up Close

Yes, I kept a safe and appropriate distance from these birds and animals (Burros were photographed last Summer in Custer State Park, South Dakota).  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the slightly larger version of the picture.  Enjoy!



















Cedar Waxwings, Turtles, Koi, and a Cute Squirrel


I visited our area’s beautiful botanical park (where I spotted the owls) on March 29, 2015, and again, March 31, 2015.  I saw a few of the beautiful Cedar Waxwings high in two of the huge Pine Trees and also took pictures of a couple of the large fat Koi fish that are resident in the park pond.  The Cooter Turtles also live in that pond.

The final park critter I saw was an oh-so-cute little Grey Squirrel that scooted up to the shady Gazebo next to the Koi Pond, and snagged some of the fallen fish food on the floor (sold in a machine at the gazebo for a quarter).  That little squirrel was unafraid of people and calmly ate while four adults watched.   Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  By the way, I have just now returned to our Florida home and am glad to be back!



This and That in the Neighborhood


Here are a few pictures that I have taken of birds and critters in the last couple of weeks.  The green insect is a Leaf Hopper and is about 3″ long.  That insect was on my living room window yesterday morning.  Please click on the thumbnail image and as ever, enjoy!






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Wordless Wednesday

American White Ibis

American White Ibis

Male Eastern Towhee

Male Eastern Towhee?

I took these pictures on May 6. 2013 and again on May 7, 2013 in my community here in Marion County, Florida.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

Great Blue Heron Chicks

Great Blue Heron Chicks

Grey Squirrel

Grey Squirrel

Loggerhead Shrike

Loggerhead Shrike?

Canada Goose

Canada Goose

Views of Wildlife on a Rainy Tuesday

Yesterday I was out walking in the yard and  in front of our place here.  The first bird I saw was the Mourning Dove which perched on the electric line.  The interesting sighting of the afternoon was the Grey Squirrel that scampered out to the road.  It then scooted right across the pavement to a nearby grove of Oaks.  The squirrel had a Hickory Nut in its mouth.  I seldom see any squirrels here so it was a nice sighting.

Canada Geese were  here on the pond.  I accidentally spooked those geese and off they flew.  I wanted to see how things were at the small private community lake across the street and down a small hill.  I noticed that there were a number of Canada Geese there so I snapped away.  I took these pictures on Sept. 18, 2012.    Today I am thrilled to tell you that we have sunny skies and mild cool temperatures here.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

April Fools

Silly Squirrel, serious Loon, and all sorts of odd, funny,  or “Oops” pictures are the fun of the day!  I took all of these photographs in March, 2011 from my deck or window.  Wishing you a delightful and oh so fun day today!  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Yojne!

Backyard Views of Birds, Animals, and Waterfowl on 10-17-10

These images are fresh from my camera this very morning.  When I went outside on my back deck this morning to take some pictures, I was so happy to see a lot of birds.  I saw a number of birds such as a Pileated Woodpecker, Red-Bellied Woodpecker, Eastern Bluebird, Eastern Blue Jays, Mourning Dove, Carolina Chickadees, and White-Breasted Nuthatches.  I also noticed that the Grey Squirrels and Chipmunks were busily harvesting acorns, seeds, and berries.  On the lake, I took a couple of pictures of a female (hen) Wood Duck.  That Wood Duck soon noticed me, and flew off as fast as her wings could fly!  The Wood Ducks are ever-so-shy.  Fall is definitely here as you can see from all the gorgeous colors in the leaves here.  This explosion of color just really happened in the past week.  I am enjoying the colors while I can as the leaves are falling fast.  Please click on the thumbnail version to see the larger photo.  Enjoy!

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