Tuesday, February 28, 2012

More from yesterday....


The above are female pheasants...see how they blend in...they are so hard to see most of the time. They had my attention so much that I did not even see the handsome fellow below till he ran out as I was getting ready to leave.

Besides the 4 ladies and the gentleman above, I saw two others at the opposite end of the strip pits. No chance to photograph them though. It was when I was entirely focused on the eagles.

The one strip pit has lost a lot of water...I have never seen it so low. I don't think it has ever been a deep strip pit like some, but in all the years I have been driving through there, it has not been so low. I am not sure what it means as there is lots of water standing in all the normal places. Anyway, it is full of swans, other waterfowl,

And if you enlarge the photo above and look closely you will see four sandhill cranes. They blend in so well they are hard to s pot. I am hoping this becomes a regular stopping place for them...I saw three out there a while back.

In the photo above the cranes are almost close to the left edge...

Besides the deer pictured above, I cannot say how many I saw.

Oh, I also saw a skunk but by then it was too late to get a decent photo.
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I don't know where to begin...this past Sunday made two weeks that Roger had been sick. Sinus/cold type of thing. He would feel like he was getting better only to feel bad. So got in to the doctor yesterday and he feels like a new man.

And Lo and Sarah were here for the weekend. Cannot remember all she has done lately. On the way here, she asked Sarah "will Mamaw still have the play-doh?" Not sure if she comes to see me or to play with play-doh. haha We were playing with it and she had a ball of it that she was calling the moon, so I asked her if she wanted to go to the moon...she say, "Oh, Mamaw, I don't want to go into outer space!" That from a three year old.

11 comments:

rkbsnana said...

Is Sarah a grandchild? It's funny...but grandmas are much more likely to allow play doh than moms.

Marie said...

The pheasants and swans are just great, and I know you were happy about seeing the sand hill cranes too. I never tire of seeing deer, either. It always makes you feel like you are part of the wild when you see them...at least it makes me feel that way. It's always very special, no matter how many times it happens!

Carletta said...

I would dearly love to see a male pheasant. He looks like royalty in the bird world. :)
Lily and Lucy would play with play-doh all day long if you let them.

Montanagirl said...

Those Cranes really do blend in. Very nice post!

Sandra said...

i have never seen that many swans in one place and never seen them in the wild, only in our gardens here. what a sight. glad he went to the doc, i did the same thing, suffered and went yesterday and now am using four presciptions and have decided i will live.

don said...

Excellent shots of the wild birds. Even the deer have an unusual look compared to the deer around here. Fine shots that made a very interesting post.

Caron said...

I have said it before - boy, do I think boy pheasants are pretty. I love the way the deer are looking at you, too.

Outer space - so cute!

Ellie said...

Wow, what a lot of birdlife there is there. Great shots.
Sorry to hear that Roget hasn't been feeling to good, hopefully he is fully recovered now.
I remember play doh - I used to love the smell of it. Great fun to play with as well :))

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Rose,

I just heard on the news that Illinois & parts of Indiana got hit pretty bad, are you & your family safe?

EG Wow said...

I always enjoy your wildlife photos!

Kids say the most amazing things! Lorelei seems especially bright.

Mary said...

wow...what a lot of swans! I never seem to see more than 7 at a time and only maybe once a year during migration. You had a good day with the camera!

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