Saturday, July 30, 2016

Painted Bunting Brood

These photos were shot about this time in prior years, but much the same scenery is seen outside my window now. There's always a good crop of Painted Buntings around each summer (and squirrels, too!)

Early July
Male Painted Bunting keeping watch on the squirrel in the feeder behind him.


Determining it's okay to eat.

Most likely, a female Painted Bunting keeping an eye on things around her.
Making sure the Chickadee means no harm.
Determining it's okay to eat.
Late July
Another male. Another squirrel.

 
A juvenile male.

You can see the blue feathering coming in on his shoulders.

Chickadee checking out a male Painted Bunting (with yet another squirrel...)
Early August
A couple of juveniles...

squabbling over a seat at the table.

A couple of males going through molt, looking exhausted.
 
A female Cardinal in the background.

Farewell to another breeding season...
Linking to Saturday's Critters, The Bird D'Pot and WBWwww.paying-ready-attention-gallery.blogspot.com

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Good Fences #123

A few shots from earlier this spring. I've shared this ranch gate a few years ago...
"The Big Eazy"

 but the cut-out on the swing gate is new.
"Evans Ranch"
Here's the link-up.

1. Link in a post featuring a photo or photos of fences or gates.
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3. If time allows, please visit some of the other participants and comment on their shared posts.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Good Fences #122

Sometimes the simplest subjects are just fine with me...
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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Good Fences #121

One of the fancier ranch entrances in the area.
 It's a fine gate.
Here's the link-up!

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3. If time allows, please visit some of the other participants and comment on their shared posts.
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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Good Fences #120

A "Plain Jane" set of gates on the way to town that probably don't get noticed. But if you hesitate for a moment, you'll discover pretty details that get overlooked due to aged paint and a drab color choice.
Gate 1 - looking very ho-hum

A better angle shows the pretty wrought iron filigree
 Sometimes (we) older things deserve a second look. :)
Gate 2
Here's the link-up.

1. Link in a post featuring a photo or photos of fences or gates.
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3. If time allows, please visit some of the other participants and comment on their shared posts.

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