Thursday, February 24, 2011

Fhaedra & Eye

An animal's eyes have the power to speak a powerful language ~ Martin Buber


The Flower of Sleep

Friday, February 18, 2011

Geese Over the Barn

As you can see from the video the numbers of Geese have become almost uncountable. Most of the other birds are back in pretty large numbers as well.

Spring I guess will be official when the Vultures arrive.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Moon Eagle

So taking a shot of the moon today leaning up against a wall for stability I snapped off a couple of shots

Okay you are thinking the moon. Washed out a bit from the daylight.
Then I took another shot and thought I saw something as I snapped the picture.
Did not really see anything on the screen.
Downloaded the pictures onto the computer and this was in there.

Bit of a shocker as the wall blocked it coming in and leaving. Never saw it.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

First Week of Feb Around the Barn

Around the Farm this week we have new boss crow he is bigger and more aggressive but people shy.

The older white winged crow is no longer around at all. Though there are a few offspring with a bit of white on them his distinctive dog call whistle is silent.

Had another eagle fight this week and apologize for the poor pictures but it was raining, had the camera set for different set of shots and it happened really fast. (Excuses) Loud and absolutely awesome as the bigger eagle swooped down on the smaller eagle seen in the first shot.
Between the tree branches you can see the actual hit and the smaller eagle immediately fled.
Multiple duck formations overhead. Swans, geese, brant, blue heron are all calling and flying overhead.
More song birds are now here and the robins have begun to show up in numbers. Chickadees are all over the place. Starlings are back at over double the number from last week maybe couple of hundred of them in the air. Had a couple of mosquitoes around and a whole bunch of flies. Lots of Brewers around.
Sparrows and a thrush, one small woodpecker black and grey that I could not identify. It is still here but not able yet to get a picture. We also have a brilliant red bird with a lighter color underneath. Almost thought it was a parrot but not able to get a picture of it AGAIN slipping...
Gulls are now at a minimum probably due to weather being much better.
We also have had a couple of doves which I have not seen here before and a group of pidgeons blew past into the trees.