I went out again to where the Herons are nesting, hoping to get a better shot of one. No such luck! They pretty much stayed in and behind the trees. I did, however, have the good fortune of a Red-tail Hawk flying overhead. Actually, there were two of them, but only one got close enough to get any decent pictures.
I thought they turned out pretty good, if I do say so myself! LOL
Sooner or later, I'm going to get a good shot of one of the Blue Herons!
Yesterday, I was out and about again, just not out as far. I only went a couple of miles out into the country northeast of here. The pic above is a male Mallard Duck flying. I didn't get a good enough shot, so I cropped it and played around with the shadowing to get this effect. It kinda looks like a painting.
There were some Canadian Geese out on the same pond. I got them as they were flying away.
A couple more miles northeast of the waterfowl shots, I found these horses. I see them all the time, but they are usually up close to the barn, so I can never get any good shots of them. There were three females and one male. The small one in the roundpen is a female. The Paint horse is the male.
The male was really irritating this female. I don't know if she was the only one in heat, or simply that she was much smaller than all the others.
I got a few shots of her back kicking at him.
And in these two, he found it necessary to bite her on the butt! I would have kicked him too!
And she did!
He just absolutely refused to leave her alone!
She started to walk away, but I think he must have been taunting her again.
So, she rared up at him and kicked at him that way.
Then, he decided that two could play that game. She finally walked away to where he couldn't get to her.
After I got home, I was out in the back yard shooting birds and squirrels. I left the back door open so Salem could be his usual nosey self. He wanted out bad! He is not allowed outside.
This pretty little Purple Finch was up in my cherry tree just singing away. He has a very pretty song.
This Gray Squirrel was in one of my Maple trees. Not exactly sure what he was eating. There aren't any oak trees in the near vicinity.
While I was out at the pond, on my way home, I noticed several of these black globs attached to blades of grass or other vegetation. It is frog eggs.
There should be thousands of tadpoles very soon.
Before I went out on my mini safari, I saw a bird that really shocked me for being in this area. I took pictures, but it was simply too far away to get a recognizable picture. It was some kind of gull. I tried to look it up in my book, but not being able to see much of the bird, I couldn't identify it. It was all white, with the tips of the wings being black. I couldn't see the color of the head or the feet. I'm pretty sure the tail was all white as well.
I'm gonna get off here for now. Chuck will be home tonight. He wasn't originally supposed to be,as he was supposed to be hauling a load of paper from Canton, NC to Franklin, OH, but when he got to Canton, he found out that his trailer was leaking rain water, so they refused to load him. So, he has to come back empty, then pick up a trailer and head back down to Johnson City, TN.
Everybody have a great rest of the week.
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