Monthly Archives: May 2016

Feeding Fledglings 5-30-2016

The Fledglings are hungry.    Dad is working hard to keep everyone happy.   The photo is rather “soft”, but I thought is was still worth sharing.

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Bluebird Fledging 5-30-2016

  Most of my bluebirds have fledged their first broods and are starting on the second broods.   This was one of the last of the first broods to fledge.   I caught one of them leaving the nest box … Continue reading

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Perennial Lupine (Lupinus perennis) 5-27-2016

  One of several plants flowering currently in my tall grass areas.

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Oxeye Daisy (Luecanthemum vulgare) 5-24-2016

  It rained today.   I took this picture this evening along our roadside.    This is an Oxeye Daisy.   Very common and not native to North America, but  pretty, widespread and naturalized.

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Black-Capped Chickadee Brood 5-22-2016

These guys should be getting pretty close to fledging.    If you look closely at the bottom of the picture, you can see that there was at least one egg that did not hatch.    Black-capped Chickadees generally only have … Continue reading

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Snake Skin in Carolina Wren Nest 5-22-2016

This Carolina Wren has added some snake skin to the nest.   I see this pretty regularly in Tufted Titmouse nests as well.   I am not sure why they do this.

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Beavers (Castor canadensis) May 17, 2016

We have beavers intermittently.    They seem to come in when the Missouri River floods and backs into Meadow Creek.    I noticed some fresh chew marks on a tree and set up one of my game cameras.     … Continue reading

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