Wednesday, April 8, 2020

White-throated Sparrow, April 8, 2020

Wild Bird Wednesday and My Corner of the World

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Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 2, 2020
White-throated Sparrows, Zonotrichia albicollis, are on the move, heading back north to their breeding grounds. I am delighted that a few stopped by my garden! They are rather plump Sparrows with round heads and long tails. White-throated Sparrows eat seeds and insects, and in the early Spring they may be seen eating newly-formed tree buds.

All my best birding areas are closed, so I hope more migrants stop here for me to photograph!

Hope you are having a good week!

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Our World Tuesday, April 7, 2020

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Oak Tree, new leaves and blooms, Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 5, 2020
We are under stay-at-home orders (essential travel only), so you will be seeing a lot more photos from my own place. I went to the grocery store yesterday. The food aisles were well stocked, but the cleaning supply shelves were empty.

The thing I miss the most is eating in a restaurant. Eating from a carry-out box is just not the same!
Though I am thankful that restaurants are allowed to have their drive-thru carry-out windows open.

I am sad for the families of those who have died from this virus, but happy to hear of those who have recovered. The most disturbing thing that I see is so many businesses closed, so many people unemployed.

May God bless you

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Sunday, April 5, 2020

The Barn Collective, April 5, 2020

The Barn Collective and All Seasons

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 3, 2020
an old barn that holds the history of a farming family
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Your bird for today is...
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 3, 2020
… a Northern Mockingbird, Mimus polyglottos. First the 'rear view' and then...

… the 'flying away' view which shows the white wing patches that help with identification.

Have a blessed day!

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Friday, April 3, 2020

Willy Nilly Friday, April 3, 2020

Willy Nilly Friday 5, Sky Watch Friday, Floral Friday Fotos, Signs 2,
and on Saturday, Saturday's Critters, and I'd Rather B Birdin'

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1. Tennessee River (Sky Watch Friday)
Shiloh, Tennessee, USA, March 27, 2020
We have had a week of very variable weather. Warm, partly-cloudy days followed by rain and colder temperatures. Then cold and sunny!

The 'American Valor' out of Jeffersonville, Indiana, was pushing its barges downstream when we walked along the shore of the Tennessee River last Friday.

2. Signs of Spring: Pokeweed (Poke Sallet, Poke Salad)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 2, 2020
American Pokeweed, Phytolacca americana, returns from the root. The large dried stems are from last year.

3. Redbud (Floral Friday Fotos)
Shiloh, Tennessee, USA, March 27, 2020
Eastern Redbud, Cercis canadensis, is a small tree native to the eastern United States.

Clusters of blooms appear in the Spring before the leaves unfurl.
It may be seen growing wild, and it is sold in garden centers as an ornamental for home landscaping.

4. Turtles (Saturday's Critters)
Lee County, Mississippi, USA, March 2, 2020
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5. Bald Eagle (I'd Rather B Birdin' and Signs 2)
Shiloh National Military Park, Shiloh, Tennessee, USA, March 27, 2020
A sign just outside of a split-rail fence warns people to stay away from the Eagles' nest tree.


The round dark area near the top of the tree is the nest.

Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus
We did not see the young eaglets, but were happy to be able to photograph one of the parents.

I hope you have a good day!
Be careful, stay safe!

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Thankful Thursday, April 2, 2020

Thankful Thursday and Little Things Thursday

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, March 29, 2020
I am thankful that we have a wooded area on our property. It is a pleasant place to go for a walk together.

part of the old fence line
My husband grew up here; this was a cow pasture with only grass growing there back in the 1950s!

UPDATE: The latest news from our governor's office is that we are not to leave our own property for any reason except medical appointments and to get food. Effective this Friday 5:00pm until April 20th 8:00am. So I am doubly thankful to have our own woods to get a breath of fresh air!

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Canada Geese, April 1, 2020

Wild Bird Wednesday and My Corner of the World

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Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, March 3, 2020
Canada Geese, Branta canadensis
Since these two were by themselves (not with a flock), I think they are probably a mated pair.

Be careful, stay healthy 
May God bless you!

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