The Symphony of Birds

I spent several minutes this morning watching these 4 male Grackles as they entertained me with their high wire act, which reminded me of a symphony of birds.

“Like a bird on a wire I soak in the world and watch life transpire.”  Studio3ten Suzanne Millius

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Dare To Soar

“May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks.”  Tolkien

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“You were made to soar, to crash to earth, then to rise and soar again.”  Alfred Wainwright

The hawk in the first photo stopped in mid-air above my head – looking straight up I managed to take this photo before he began to soar away.  The Red Tailed hawk below flew through the yard, scaring all the small birds and landed in the top of a cedar tree at the back of our 3 acres.  Without my zoom lens I would not have captured this picture.

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White Throated Sparrow

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Luke 12:6-7 KJV  Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God?  But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.  Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.

Never forget just how important each of you is to God.  He loves everyone and values every human life.

Robins Heading South

Every year in Arkansas you can count on the Robins to pass through on their winter flight South.  This lets me know that winter weather will soon hit the New England states.  Not far behind the Robins, you will see the Snow Geese migrating South.  This year everything has been delayed by warmer than normal weather patterns.  Yesterday, around a hundred Robins landed in my yard.  These Robins normally hang around for a few days of rest before heading further South.  Here are some photos of these red breasted beauties.

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Arkansas Critters

When you say Critters in Arkansas that entails – animals, birds, reptiles, bugs, etc.  These Critters here are Buzzards, who I caught fighting over a dead animal at the far end of my garden.

This Buzzard below got tired of the whole thing and he flew up and sat in this tree to watch the show.

Buzzards at not very good looking, but they sure are entertaining.  There are plenty of these birds in Arkansas.

Nature Is A Splendid Sight

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If this little bird can take time to sit and watch the sky, then why can’t I?

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There is not much to photograph in dry Arkansas at the moment.  Even the fall colors of the trees are not as glorious as they should be.  So my little friend the fly-catcher came by and sat for quite some time so I could photograph him.

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Some turkeys actually passed through the woods, I tried to captured them before they ran.

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Birds and Flowers

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I was out in the yard, camera in hand, saw these 12 geese coming at me.  I had about 10 seconds to point the camera that direction and snap this picture. What a surprise, I  got a fair looking photo.  This group of geese stay in this area and fly from pond to pond.

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Looked out the kitchen window and there sat this little baby mocking-bird on my husband’s garden tiller. Now and then he gave a yell for mom and dad to come by and feed him.

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This white (MayPop) Passion Flower is native to the eastern U.S.  It grows wild all over Arkansas and the fruit is eatable.

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This rose moss in my yard re-seeds itself every year and has so many beautiful colors.