Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Barn Collective, January 22, 2017

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, December 8, 2016
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Have a blessed day!

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Critters: Robin, January 21, 2017

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, January 10, 2017
I was very surprised to see a few Robins at my house early one morning. I barely had time to get the camera before they flew away. This one is on a bird water jug that hangs in the pear tree most of the year, but we take it down in the Winter so that it does not freeze and break.
(I have a limestone bird bath for the birds to enjoy all year).

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Sky Watch: Wolf Moon, January 20, 2017

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, January 13, 2017
We were going home after eating with friends, when we saw the moon rising. I did not have my tripod with me, but when we stopped on the side of the road, I braced the camera on top of the car to get this image.

Happy Friday!

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Fences with Horses, January 19, 2017

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, January 23, 2016
We have had a lot of cloudy, rainy days these past few weeks, so I looked in my archives to find a fence photo from January of last year. A much sunnier day, it looks more like Spring than Winter.

Hope you have a beautiful day!

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Red-Shouldered Hawk, January 18, 2017

ABC Wednesday and Wild Bird Wednesday

B is for Buteo - a genus of medium to large raptors
(Commonly called Hawks in the USA, but known as Buzzards in other countries)

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, January 4, 2017
I think this is a Red-shouldered Hawk, Buteo lineatus. I was driving home from a friend's house when I saw it on an electric power line near a church. It did not like my stopping in the churchyard, but waited a minute before it flew away. Just enough time for one photo.

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day January 2017

Northeast Mississippi, USA zone 7

I have several Hellebores, and they are all vigorously putting up new shoots.

And this one is advanced enough to be showing buds!

Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Sandpipers? January 14, 2017

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

Lee county, Mississippi, USA, January 10, 2017

If you noticed the question mark in my post's title, you probably realize that I do not know the name of this bird. It is a small fast-moving bird, constantly walking and probing the shallow water with its long bill.


I think it must be a migratory bird just passing through north Mississippi. I live about 300 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico, so I am not familiar with shorebirds.

Its companion was working the other side of this slow-moving stream. I am thinking it must be some kind of Sandpiper, maybe?

I am hoping someone can identify this bird for me.

UPDATE: Thank you birding friends - they are Wilson's Snipes!
Wilson's Snipes are migratory birds, breeding in Canada and the northern parts of the US. They are seen here in the southeastern states only in the Winter.

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