Thursday, August 18, 2016

Pics of the Day

The days of rain have brought in some seasonal visitors, and increased the sightings of the various Herons around the pond. The hummingbirds are maturing, and getting even feistier around the feeders. Enjoy the offering of the day.

 My morning glorys have never experienced rain in August, and their owner doesn't even remember the last time that happened either!

 I remember the first time I spied a Blue-gray Gnat-catcher in the yard here. Now the look and the sound are unmistakable.

 He wheezes and flits about looking for gnats and small insects.

 Surprised by the visiting Yellow Warbler, pleasantly so.

 I keep telling you about the Green Herons chasing about the pond.

 This morning actually captured a little of the chase.

 Fine and good, but what if you catch her?!!

 Young female Painted Bunting and young male Cardinal. The parents said they couldn't date!

 Frustrated Green Heron.

The young male Ruby-throated will develop a few red throat feathers his first summer. By next summer, he'll be all ruby-red.

 Blue-gray Gnat-catcher back in the Lady Banks Rose.

 Same thing with the young male Black-chinned hummer. A few blue chin feathers his first summer. He is very aggressive around the feeders.

But not as aggressive as big daddy Ruby!

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