… and so forth. It’s another hot night and I’m lacking the brain to write a real post. So here are some random photos with commentary.
Just to give you an idea how much it’s rained here, to take this picture usually I’d be standing about 6 feet in front of those bushes.
Whose bright idea was this? A Blue Jay, I’m guessing. It’s got that disreputable ramshackle look they specialize in. And if I turn the light on, it’s an automatic brooder! (Or egg coddler.)
Best picture I’ve ever taken of a Pileated Woodpecker. I stood about 15 feet from the base of this tree and he completely ignored me.
Not sure if this reminds me more of Admiral Ackbar or Blackadder.
A Redhead, a less-common duck for our area. Seen in early spring near Stillwater.
Is there anything that shouts, “SEX! SEX!” more than a Ring-necked Pheasant? This guy made it through gamebird season and he wants the ladies to know he’s primed for lovin’.
Every year I see some mangy baldheaded Blue Jays at the feeders. Tonsured Red-winged blackbird: not so often. His scalp looked bumpy and gray so I don’t know if this was caused by injury, disease, parasites, or just a freaky molt.
There’s something so clean and elegant about Tree Swallows, the gunmetal-blue iridescence and pure white breast.Taken in early April, so there were a lot of sideways glances and chirring and feather-ruffling.
What more can I say? I just love this little peanut. He stuck around all winter, sparring with his rival in the window. 4″ of pure attitude.