Monday, April 24, 2017

Clematis, April 24, 2017

Macro Monday 2 and Through My Lens

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 7, 2017
Clematis, a flowering vine that originated in China and Japan, has been extensively hybridized to produce a dazzling array of petal arrangements and colors.

The Housefly, Musca domestica, is a world-wide pest that spreads diseases. Swat those flies!

I hope you have a wonderful week!

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

The Barn Collective, April 23, 2017

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 8, 2017
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Your bird photo for today...

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 8, 2017
... a Hawk!

Have a Blessed Day!

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Dragonfly, April 22, 2017

Saturday's Critters, Camera Critters, and Shadow Shot Sunday 2
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 10, 2017
The Common Whitetail Skimmer, Plathemis lydia, is a dragonfly seen across much of North America. This is a male; the female has a brown body and a different wing pattern. Dragonflies eat mosquitoes and other small flying insects.

Doesn't it cast a pretty shadow!

It knows how to use camouflage. If I had not seen it light there, I would have never noticed it.

Have a wonderful week-end!

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

GF: Chipping Sparrow, April 20, 2017

Shiloh, Tennessee, USA, April 11, 2017
Chipping Sparrow on a Split-Rail Fence
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Chipping Sparrows, Spizella passerine, can be found all across the United States and in many parts of Canada. They sometimes winter as far south as Mexico.

Have a wonderful day!

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Red-winged Blackbird, April 19, 2017

Guntown, Mississippi, USA, April 14, 2017
Red-winged Blackbirds, Agelaius phoeniceus, can be found across most of North America.
The male is easily identified by its red shoulders and yellow wing bars.

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, June 23, 2016
The streaked brown female, looking like a large dark Sparrow, is less noticeable.
I am not 100% absolutely certain, but I think this is a female Red-winged Blackbird (on left)
with a juvenile.

During the breeding season the males aggressively defend their territories against predators and other male Blackbirds. Their primary food sources are insects in the Summer, and seeds and grain in the Winter.

Have a beautiful day!

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Canada Geese, April 18, 2017

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, April 16, 2017
Papa Goose, Mama Goose and family...

... four goslings!

Hope you are having a beautiful day!

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Monday Mural: Crab, April 17, 2017

Booneville, Mississippi, USA, April 16, 2017
I found this mural depicting the Horseshoe Crabs of Delaware Bay on the side of a U-Haul rental truck. Did you know that the Crab's blood is blue?

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Have a wonderful week!

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