Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Green Heron, June 20, 2018

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, May 13, 2018
Green Herons, Butorides virescens, have a breeding range that covers most of the eastern half of the United States. In addition, there are breeding populations in northern California, Oregon and Washington State. They may be seen during migration in other parts of North America.

Green Herons are smaller than most other herons, and are easily overlooked when they keep their necks folded close to their bodies. But they look twice as tall with their necks extended!

Look for them standing along the edges of streams, ponds, lakes, marshes, and other bodies of shallow water. They eat small fish, crustaceans, snails, insects, and spiders.

Have a wonderful day!

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Elvis in the Alley, June 18, 2018

Monday Mural, Through My Lens, and Our World Tuesday

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, June 17, 2018
I found Elvis in the alley next to Kermit's Outlaw Kitchen in downtown Tupelo!

The artist who painted this 'Jailhouse Rock' mural is Kit Stafford, a local art teacher.

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Have a wonderful week!

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

The Barn Collective, June 17, 2018

The Barn Collective and All Seasons

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, June 14, 2018
I have gotten used to the birds hiding from me when I have camera in hand, but now the cows are doing it, too!
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Your bird for today is...
Lee County, Mississippi, USA, June 13, 2018
a member of the Plover family of birds, the Killdeer, Charadrius vociferus.

Have a Blessed Day!

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Birds and Other Critters, June 16, 2018

Saturday's Critters and I'd Rather B Birdin'

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, June 14, 2018
Katydid on my Purple Coneflower

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, June 12, 2018
I am finding Grasshoppers on my Strawberry plants. I think they are just nibbling a little bit on the leaves. I have not seen any damage to the berries yet. It looks much bigger here than it was!

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, June 13, 2018
I had only a brief glance at the underside of the wings, but I am pretty sure this is a Red-spotted Admiral Butterfly.

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, May 30, 2018
A male Indigo Bunting at one of my sunflower seed feeders.

The female Indigo Bunting is a brownish bird that I have probably seen, but did not recognize. I read somewhere recently that the reason many female birds are less colorful than the males is that drab coloring gives them better camouflage while sitting on their nests, and thus more protection from predators.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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