Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Red-Headed Woodpecker, March 22, 2017

Booneville, Mississippi, USA, February 17, 2017
Red-headed Woodpeckers, Melanerpes erythrocephalus, can be found in the eastern half of the United States and in southeastern Canada. They eat nuts, seeds, fruit, and insects (sometimes catching them in the air). Nests are built in cavities of dead or dying trees, but if a natural cavity is not available they can use their strong bills to dig out a nesting place. Habitat loss is reducing their numbers, but they are not yet listed as threatened.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

The Barn Collective, March 19, 2017

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, March 12, 2017
Looking out my kitchen window at sunrise last Sunday, I could hardly believe what I saw on our barn roof...

A light dusting of snow!

Of course, it melted when the sun was fully up.

I am seeing a lot of Eastern Bluebirds this Spring, so I am including a photo of one here for your enjoyment.

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, February 19, 2017
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Have a blessed day!

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Cows and Ducks, March 18, 2017

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

Saturday's Critters and Camera Critters
Hardin County, Tennessee, USA, March 6, 2017
My question is, "How did that cow get up on the hay trailer?"

I'd Rather B Birdin'
Ring-necked Ducks
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, February 19, 2017
It has been suggested that Ring-necked Ducks should be called Ring-billed Ducks as the white ring on the bill is much more visible than the chestnut neck ring. The black and white birds are the males; the brown ones are females.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day March 2017

Northeast Mississippi, USA zone 7

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, March 14, 2017
My Hellebores are full of blooms. The colors of the older blooms are faded; the newer blooms are still pink.

These Daffodil blooms are small, but there are lots of them, two or more blooms on each stem.

Most of the larger Daffodils have finished blooming. I have just a few of these still in bloom.

Snowflakes, Leucojum, grown from bulbs, are in the Amaryllis family.

Easter Rose Kerria japonica 'Pleniflora' is a native of Japan, China, and Korea.

I fear for my double white Clematis that is forming buds. Our temperatures are predicted to drop to 24F (-4C) overnight. If these buds are frozen, hopefully new buds will form.

Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Junco, March 14-15, 2017

ABC Wednesday and Wild Bird Wednesday
J is for Junco hyemalis - Dark-eyed Junco, a North American migratory bird

Shiloh, Tennessee, USA, March 9, 2017

Juncos are grey sparrows with white underparts. They spend the Winter in the southern United States, and go to the northern United States and Canada to breed in the Summer. Here in the southeastern United States they are commonly called 'Snow Birds' for their habit of arriving at the beginning of Winter and leaving in the Spring.


Dark-eyed Juncos, Slate-colored Juncos, Oregon Juncos, and White-winged Juncos were once considered separate species because of differences in coloration, but they are now classified as the same species because they interbreed where their ranges overlap. You may see them on the ground foraging for seeds, beetles, caterpillars, spiders, and ants. You can attract them to your backyard feeders by offering millet seeds.

Hope you are having a wonderful day!

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Mural and Wildflower, March 13, 2017

Monday Mural and Macro Monday 2

Monday Mural
'Produce' - Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, March 3, 2017
I found this mural on the side of a delivery truck at one of the Kroger grocery stores in Tupelo.

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Macro Monday 2
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, March 9, 2017
This tiny wildflower is Claytonia virginica 'Spring Beauty'

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, March 12, 2017
And when I say 'tiny' I do mean tiny!

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Sunday, March 12, 2017

The Barn Collective, March 12, 2017

The Barn Collective
Marshall County, Mississippi, USA, February 19, 2017
See the dogs? I thought they were real at first, but no, they are very life-like statues.

Have a blessed day!

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