When we moved in July 2011 the Meadow Larks filled our back yard every day. I've only seen them a few times this year but I still hear them. They've probably been hiding across the street until they started building the new house in on the lot.
Here's one of our Great Blue Herons. We usually see 3 or 4 at least around.
Of course there's my hummingbird friends. Love to watch these guys zipping away.
Black Bellied Whistling Ducks in the back yard after a pretty good rain.
You were expecting wild drunk and crude pictures weren't you.
Well You're gonna hate me..... LOL.. I don't really have wild friends well I do but I probably can't write about some of the stuff they do. Then again maybe I will.
A while back my friend who is now the proud momma of quadruplets Blogged about an article she wrote called "Birds of a Feather," a round-up of the top bird-watching vantage points and parks in Texas, March/April 2012. I had to leave her a comment on her blog that I didn't need to go anyway to watch for fine feather friends because since the Hubby and I moved to the country I have plenty to catch my attention.
Here's a wild creature mowing the yard. A little scary! No feathers.
I think this is A Red Winged Hawk that hangs out in my neighbors trees. The neighborhood says there's a male and a female that hang around.
Had a lot of Big fat Robins at the beginning of the 2012 Spring I haven't seen any yet. You'd look out and the whole yard would be black there were so many of them. They should be showing up again soon.
This Red Winged Black Bird loves the bird feeder. Came home Wednesday and the bird feeder was covered with them. When they fly you can see the underneath of their wing is red.
Now how did this featherless wild friend sneak in here? Okay this our friend Pam who lives in Austin. She's a lot of fun. Don't you love that hat? We were at Bat Fest.
And the wild woman is my hero. This is my sister who is in the Air Force Reserves and has served in Iraq and Afghanistan and probably other areas I know nothing of. But trust me she is wild and crazy. LOL
Okay back to my feather friends. This little guy/gal and 2 other friends appeared on our porch right outside our back door.
We have a flock of 17 Canadian Geese that stay around our Lake and sometimes end up in our back yard. And there a Monclovia Duck that hangs with at least 2 of the geese. I guess they're friends. This past week the geese decided to hang out in the front yard and driveway. I won't show you the mess they made on our driveway. Gross! These guys are huge. It's scary sometimes in the morning before sun rise and all you can hear is this woosh woosh then they finally honk.
Ever watch an old vampire movie where the vampire turns into a bat and you hear the erie sound of the wings flapping. That's what the flock sounds like as it flies over our house.
Vultures. These birds creep me out a little.
We have lots of Mockingbirds. It was a little foggy when I took this one.
This creeper showed up after the flood. Don't know what he was but he's dead now. Just seeing it gives me the willies. Yuck!
and White Winged Doves flock to our yard and feeders.
Some of the birds I've seen I haven't been able to to capture in picture such as the Egrets, Grey and White Ibis, red hooded bird called a House Finch and a small yellow bird I think is warbler of some kind or haven't been able to get close enough to identify some of the birds yet. I found this picture on the internet of a bird we've seen quite a bit this month in flocks in our yard. Or at least I think it's the bird we have. It's called a Kildeer.
A few more unfeathered friends from the past.
Former bosses and now friends from 06
I was Patty and Judy secretary
Phi Mu Sorority Sisters having fun 2010
2012 Phi Mu Sisters
It was go Texas Day at Work Friday.
Ashley had the shirt but needed a hat.
I loaned her mine for the picture
I think she looks good in a hat.
Kim took the the Texas Day and Dress like a Cowboy to a new definition. LOL. She wore her Cowboys jersey and an interesting hat.
Well I've bored you enough with my fine feathered and unfeather friends. There's plenty more of both but that's for another post.
So until next blog post I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.
"Life is a patchwork of memories"