Thursday, September 29, 2016

Good Fences, September 29, 2016

Pickwick Lake, Tennessee, USA, September 23, 2016
Last Friday we went to Pickwick Landing State Park to eat lunch at the Pickwick Inn Restaurant. This is the view from our table. The balcony railing counts as a fence, right?
I think the birds are House Sparrows.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Heron in a Tree, Sptember 28, 2016

Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, September 23, 2016
Great Blue Herons, Ardea Herodias, are the largest North American Heron. Those farthest north migrate south for the Winter, but as long as their favorite fishing places do not freeze over they may choose to stay in the same place all year. They usually nest in trees or bushes near bodies of water.

Getting these photos was a case of being in the right place at the right time. We had just finished eating lunch at the Pickwick Inn Restaurant and stepped outside onto the balcony to enjoy the view of the lake. I am sorry I did not get a photo as it flew by right in front of us, but when it lit in a near-by tree exactly at eye level, I was able to get several good photos.

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Asiatic Dayflower, September 26, 2016

Asiatic Dayflower, Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, September 18, 2016
Blog Anniversary, September 26 - 5 years, 800 posts!

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

The Barn Collective, September 25, 2016

Lee County, Mississippi, USA, September 15, 2016
It is hard to tell if this was a barn or a house, but I think it was a barn. A couple of trees propping it up are the only reason it is not flat on the ground. If only it could talk...

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Saturday, September 24, 2016

Lake Guntersville Critters, September 24, 2016

Guntersville, Alabama, USA, September 9, 2016
Lake Guntersville is on the Tennessee River in eastern Alabama. We saw several interesting critters while we were there. Do you see the white bird swimming about halfway between the lakeshore and the pier?

It is a Ring-Billed Gull, Larus delawarensis. When it reached the shore, it settled down on this rock as if it were a nest.

I believe these are Mallard Ducks, Anas platyrhynchos. Aren't those babies cute?


A Green Heron, Butorides virescens, was wading in the shallow water looking for food.
I think that is an eel that it is eating.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Good Fences: Dove, September 22, 2016

Mourning Dove, Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, September 21, 2016
As I have said before: The best fences have birds on them!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Mallards, September 21, 2016

Male Mallard Ducks, Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, September 12, 2016
Mallard Ducks, Anas platyrhynchos, can be found in many places around the world. They are able to breed with other duck species, creating hybrids that may outnumber the native ducks. As usual in the bird world, the males are more colorful than the females.

Female Mallard Duck, Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, September 12, 2016
The females lay 8 to 10 eggs in a down-lined nest hidden in marsh grass or a brush pile near the shore of a pond, lake, or marsh. Soon after the female begins incubation of the eggs, the male abandons her and does not help with raising the ducklings. Mallards eat fish and other water creatures, and may graze on grass and grain.

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