Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Great Blue Heron, March 1, 2017

ABC Wednesday and Wild Bird Wednesday

H is for Herons - medium to large wading birds with long legs, long necks, and long bills.

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, January 22, 2017
Great Blue Herons, Ardea herodias, are the largest North American Herons. Because of special vertebrae in their necks, Herons are able to draw their necks back into an S shape.

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, January 22, 2017
They stand motionless or move slowly through shallow water, stalking their prey. Then they strike fast as lightening to catch a fish. They also eat amphibians, reptiles, small mammals and insects.

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, January 5, 2017
On cloudy days Great Blue Herons may appear to be a dull gray, but on a sunny day you can see their dark blue feathers that are even more noticeable when they fly.

Have a Great Day!

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

End of the Month View, February 2017

Ruby Tuesday Too, Our World Tuesday, and End of the Month View

A mild Winter has brought out early Spring flowers at my house.

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, February 25, 2017
Hyacinths,

Iris,

Bi-colored Daffodils,

Large Trumpet Daffodils,

Double Daffodils,

And a Spirea with tiny blooms.

Hope you have a beautiful day!

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Snowflakes, February 27, 2017

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, February 24, 2017
Snowflakes, Leucojum, are natives of Europe that have been naturalized in many other parts of the world. Snowflake blooms are small; these photos are greatly enlarged.

Snowflakes, Leucojum
To distinguish Snowflakes, Leucojum, from the very similar Snowdrops, Galanthus, remember the six petals on Snowflakes are of equal length, while the blooms of Snowdrops have three short and three longer petals.

I hope you have a wonderful week!

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Barn Collective, February 26, 2017

Lee County, Mississippi, USA, January 23, 2017
A work in progress

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Have a blessed day!

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

GF: Miniature Horse, February 23, 2017

Good Fences, Saturday's Critters, and Camera Critters

McNairy County, Tennessee, USA, January 26, 2017
Miniature Horse

For more information on Miniature Horses: Wikipedia: Miniature Horse

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Hope you are having a wonderful day!

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Ring-Billed Gull, February 22, 2017

ABC Wednesday, Wild Bird Wednesday, and I'd Rather B Birdin'
G is for Gulls - Seabirds of the family Laridae

Fulton, Mississippi, USA, January 30, 2017
The Ring-billed Gull, Larus delawarensis, is a medium sized Gull commonly seen on inland bodies of water as well as along the ocean beaches of North America. You may even see them foraging for insects and worms in newly plowed fields.

Fulton, Mississippi, USA, January 30, 2017
They are graceful, acrobatic flyers able to quickly grab fish from the water. In the Spring they migrate north to their breeding grounds in Canada; then they return South to spend the Winter months in the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean Islands.

Have a wonderful day!

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Daffodil, February 20, 2017

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, February 19, 2017
Warmer weather is making us think it is Spring!

Have a wonderful week!

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