Tag Archive for Purple Martins

Identifying Birds & A Winner!

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I spotted Audubon’s Masterpieces, like a rare bird, hidden in a clearance stack of books for $9.99~ Complete with 150 prints of John James Audubon’s beautiful and scientific renderings~ Fun to compare his artistic illustrations with our bird sightings at the lake~ Where we often see Osprey, Herons, and occasionally the rare Blackhawk. . . And are…

On the Ropes

One of the pleasures of being on the lake is watching the birds~ especially the Swallows and their cousins, the Purple Martins. We have been visited by a large group or “kettle” of Barn Swallows this year. We watched them flying under our dock to build nests formed by mud cups this summer. Both parents…

Osprey, Heron, Geese and Blackhawks

It’s usually pretty quiet in our corner of the lake until boating season kicks off Memorial Day, continuing through Labor Day~ for the most part, just us and the birds. Herons are here year round~ we have a permanent resident in our cove ~you can see the one in my header, strolling down our dock.…

Things that Make Me Smile. . .

     This Red Swing is one of the things we spied boating this past weekend that made me smile, along with. . .          Water Dogs~busy with a tennis ball. . .       A Frog Watchman. . .        A family of Geese. . . (I confess, I smile a lot more…

Nesting

      N is for Nest. . .       I’m joining Alphabe-Thursday ~ this week’s letter assignment is the letter N.   This the first Alphabe-Thursday I’ve participated in~ I saw Sarah monkeying around last week at Hyacinths for the Soul and it looked so much fun, I wanted to join in.        I…

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