Sorry for the delay in new material, Spring brings more work to be piled of other work leaving little time to post. Below is an assortment of pics that have been piling up on my desktop.
By this time, two of my nest box occupants have launched their young out into the world. These Bluebirds were just days away from flying at this point.
This box has only had sparrows up to this year, but a pair of Carolina Chickadees’ nest quickly became too small for their family. The first time I looked into the box, all I could see were beaks coming out of the small hole in the nest.
Killdeer are often seen running around pastures deflecting attention from their ground nest. Orange cones marked and protected a nest in the middle of a riding arena at a barn we used to ride. I was lucky to get their pic as they came in for a quick drink.
At the same pond, a pair of Blue-winged Teal Ducks cruised by. These ducks have been having great sport with me on several occasions, flying away before I got this shot.
On the same occasion, a Sandpiper hunting in the shallows made for a hat trick. Three different types of birds at one time is pretty cool.
Sitting on the patio in Corinth with friends, we enjoyed the diversity of wildlife, including bluebirds, hawks and a squirrel reaching in for a drink from the pool. In the evening, they watch bats skim water from the surface.
Quinn (the puppy) and Boo (the old man) played hard, then plotzed on the cool concrete for some rest.
Back in the Grasslands, Daisy Fleabane shot out of the dry ground.
A Mexican Fritillary on Wild Black Berry blooms.
Bumble Bee on an Indian Paintbrush
Most people are not crazy about Texas Dandelions in their yard, but beside the trail they can be attractive.
A Buckeye on Wild Black Berry blooms.