Hummingbird His and Her’s

His


Isn’t this male ruby throated hummingbird handsome? He showed off his bright color as he approached the feeder for a drink of nectar.

Below, is a beautiful female hummingbird. She put on an air show fluttering around the same feeder for sweet nectar!

Her’s

I haven’t yet been able to capture a picture of two birds at the feeder at the same time. But, maybe this will be the summer it happens! The little birds will be around into September!

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Fare Thee Well

Sunlight on Sweet Stripey

I love this picture of my sweet Stripey Boy. He has now crossed the Rainbow Bridge and I’ve been missing him for 6 months now. He was my buddy for 19 years and will always be in my heart.

This was the very first photo I ever posted for the Daily Post weekly photo challenge going on four years ago. Bringing me full circle, I think it is a fitting entry for the last Daily Post challenge. I’m sorry to see it end. It has been a great way to get motivated and stay connected.

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Posted for the last daily post weekly photo challenge: All-Time Favorites

Unlikely Bird Sighting

Unlikely Sighting

Last year, I saw a fleeting flash of yellow in my yard. I wondered if a new bird had graced my backyard. The next morning, I was sitting on my back porch, camera in hand, watching for a return sighting when my neighbor called out “it’s in your tree.”

And, there it was. It was an unlikely sighting of a budgie parakeet in my dogwood tree. It didn’t stay long. I was able to snap two quick photos before it flew away. It was certainly bright and beautiful, but it seemed out of place. It was my neighbor that suggested it was a parakeet.

Budgie Parakeet

So, I searched for yellow birds and parakeets on-line to learn more. Then, I looked at lost bird sites to see if anyone near my area had lost their pet parakeet. I also searched for ways to capture an escaped bird just in case I had an opportunity to make a rescue.

I never saw it again. I can only hope that it somehow, safely, found its way back home.

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Posted for the daily post weekly photo challenge: unlikely

Wildflower Awakening

Wildflower

It would have been easy to overlook this tiny wildflower growing in the foliage of my yard. I’m glad I didn’t miss seeing it’s delicate perfection, and I’m happy to share the vision!

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Posted for the daily post weekly photo challenge: Awakening
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Mr. Pal Makes Me Smile

Mr. Pal

My Bassett Hound makes me smile. Pal is a happy boy. He follows me around and sits as close as possible to show how much he cares! He is an important member of the family.

Pal loves to run and play. He loves to eat. And, we say he is a deep thinker. Do you like his “I am in deep thought” pose? I hope it makes you smile!

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Posted for the daily post weekly photo challenge: Smile
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Snowy Spring Sunrise

Snowy Sunrise

I took this picture last weekend. I woke up early because of the chill in my house after my power went out overnight. The power outage was a surprise because the snowfall wasn’t extreme in my area. It barely stuck to the roads. Fortunately, my power came back on after about 9 hours; some people in nearby counties, where there was heavy snow were out for days!

Seeing this beautiful sunrise was the reward for my chilly “suffering!”

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Posted for the daily post weekly photo challenge: Rise/Set

Sweet Sugar Water

Sweet

This tiny Ruby Throated Hummingbird was a nectar seeking visitor this past summer. He, and these other hummingbirds who stopped by, sure loved the sweet sugar water! It must have compared to the the natural sweetness of honeysuckle growing on the nearby fence!

I love watching these sweet little birds every summer. This past summer, I spotted them from July 10th until September 16th. They come and go like clockwork! You can see more Hummingbird pictures by clicking on the Hummingbird header at the top of my page!

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Posted for the daily post weekly photo challenge: sweet
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Beloved Birds

Ice Cardinals

It’s been a snow shower and freezing rain kind of day. Not my favorite weather, but the birds didn’t seem to mind as much as me. Lots of birds flocked to my backyard and bird feeder today. These red cardinals looked so pretty against the the winter white of the day.

I really can’t choose a favorite kind of bird, they are all beloved to me. I’ve only been a bird watcher for a few years, but I’m hooked! The more you look, the more kinds of birds you start to see! And, I love looking at them through the lens of my camera because I can zoom in and appreciate the fine details of the individual beauty of each creature.

If you are interested you can find more bird pictures under the birds header at the top of my page. You can see recent posts about my beloved pets Pal and Stripey Boy on my blog. So much to love! Aren’t God’s creatures grand?!

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Posted for the daily post weekly photo challenge: beloved
And the daily post prompt: creature
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Red Bellied Woodpecker-Three Views

Red Bellied Woodpecker-View One

I spotted this Red Bellied Woodpecker in my dogwood tree this morning.

Red Bellied Woodpecker-View Two

I was lucky to have my camera in hand when it landed!

Red Bellied Woodpecker-View Three

The bird stayed long enough for me to capture his beauty in three different poses as he looked around, gracing me with a brief, but amazing, morning sighting! It was a nice way to start my day!

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Posted for the WordPress weekly photo challenge: Variations on a Theme

Silent Communication

Sweet Pal

Pal is my super sweet pup. He often uses his bark to communicate, but his eyes can speak volumes! Here, I believe he was saying “I love you! I’m a good boy! Will you give me a treat?” Of course, his non vocal communication was rewarded. Who could say “no” to this sweet face? Not me!

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Posted for the daily post weekly photo challenge: Silence
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