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Bluebirds, Robins, Hawks...Oh my!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Yesterday we went back to the field where the Bluebirds are. It is so relaxing out there. It's near homes, but yet the field is so big you have solitude. We started driving up the dirt road when at least 100 Bluebirds took off, and started flying all over.


Some of the birds were standing on old springs etc., what ever they could find.










Now this surprised me. I took pictures of Bluebirds off in the distance, using the zoom lens. There were 4 of them on a shrub. After I got home, and downloaded the pictures I realized the two birds in the middle were not Bluebirds at all. They might be some type of Finch. Also I have seen these birds at my home. I have pictures of them in one of the trees. I haven't been able to find out what type of birds they are. One has red tones on the head, the other one has yellow and red. Interesting!




There was a Hawk flying around then landed on one of the towers.


We hit the road and started driving towards home. The Highland Steer was out.


Then we came across a Red Shoulder Hawk.




Almond trees in Leona Valley


Today we saw Robins.






There are Bees all over the blossoms on the trees. I was trying my hardest to get a picture of a Bee on a blossom. They just don't stay still long enough lol. However, I was happy with the pictures of the blossoms.







I decided to go out in the backyard, and I heard Bees on the Willow Tree. Alas, I finally got a picture of a Bee!


Dove in our backyard




Oh yea, one last thing. We went to my Daughters beauty school today because a long time friend, that went to school with her, graduated today . So I took a pic of my Daughter while we were there. One of her school friends cut my Daughters hair. I thought it turned out cute!




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  • DANABIRD1
    Awesome pictures as always. The Mountain Bluebird is one I have never seen and I'd love to add to my life list.

    Your blogs = Life's little pleasures!

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    2919 days ago
  • ONUTHIN125
    emoticon As always, your pictures are lovely. Spark On! emoticon
    2920 days ago
  • CARLANNIE
    I think those are Mountain Bluebirds. They hang out in the high country of Idaho during the summer, and in fact, are our state bird! The female is gray with a tinge of blue in her tail. Here is a link to see better: http://birdweb.org/birdweb/bird/mou
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    What do you think?
    2920 days ago
  • OLDERDANDRT
    OMGoodness!!! What fabulous pictures!!! The birds wtih the blue birds may be house finches! We have them by the score here!! They are really cute and will take care of each other like the cardinals do. Sometimes I will see one feeding a seed to another! So neat!
    I've never seen a "flock" of blue birds before! Soooooo cool!!!
    Love those birds of prey too!!
    Keep on shutter-bugging!!! Love your pics!!!
    (Your daughter is a pretty girl and the hair cut is very attractive!)
    2920 days ago
  • TWEETYKC00
    Great birds, and the bee, too! Your daughters hair is really cute.
    2920 days ago
  • MEADSBAY
    Thank you
    so much for the interesting talk about
    the Birds and the Bees!
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    2920 days ago
  • TX_WILDHEART
    omg I think there were all there for their PHOTO OP! Now they are all huddled around SP looking at themselves! (g) Rhonda
    2920 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8643915
    Your daughters new hair-do looks cute. I love seeing the robins come out. I've seen a few lately. I never see bluebirds which is sad!

    2921 days ago
  • CHERIRIDDELL
    The bird photos are marvelous but Kathryn is the true star I love her hairdo!
    2921 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8158758
    Your daughter looks really pretty with her new do!
    Love the photos! That would be too awesome to see that many bluebirds in one area!! Those robin photos could be framed-gorgeous shots!!! emoticon
    2921 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5645667
    Just lovely!!
    The birds are gorgeous too love the highland cattle well done on the close ups the bees are lovely too!
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