Beedie Bird Photo: so the Baby Dark-eyed Juncos left the nest a couple of days ago. Now they are hopping and fluttering around the community garden like chicks out of control trying out their new wings. While Dad, Mr. Mom, catches little bugs and tries as hard as he can to catch up with them to feed’em.
Our Buddha Garden is quite happy
Beedie Bird Photo: Bewick’s Wren. AllAboutBirds.org: If you come across a noisy, hyperactive little bird with bold white eyebrows, flicking its long tail as it hops from branch to branch, you may have spotted a Bewick’s Wren. These master vocalists belt out a string of short whistles, warbles, burrs, and trills to attract mates and defend their territory, or scold visitors with raspy calls.
Spring is in the air and I’ve been photographing wildflowers. Some photographs below are from our local Botanical Gardens and some from open fields. In California, provided we get enough rain, our fields will be covered in wildflowers providing GREAT opportunities for nature photographers! As always, click to enlarge and enjoy even further!
In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans; in one aspect of You are found all the aspects of existence. – Kahlil Gibran
A beautiful duck – the cinnamon teal (with a few of his fine feathered friends)
Male Monarch Butterfly (males have a black dot on their underwings) – Monarch Butterflies winter here on the Central Coast – in Pismo Beach, Morro Bay and Pacific Grove. They return every winter between Oct. and Feb. This is a special variety of Monarch Butterfly with a life span of about 6 months. The normal life span of a common Monarch is about 6 weeks. As always, click on the image to enlarge and enjoy even further.
This photo of a Red-tailed Hawk and it’s prey was taken at Carrizo Plains National Monument in San Luis Obispo County, California. Click on each image to enlarge and enjoy even further. It looks as if the Hawk got a little prey on it’s nose.
Male Bushtit (my fav tiny bird of all!) Bushtits are tiny, kinglet-sized songbirds. They are plump and large-headed, with long tails and short, stubby bills. Obviously this Bushtit had his beak buried in a yellow scrumptious plant of some kind. ) Click to Enlarge the image and enjoy even further!
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.
- Carl Jung -
This is the month for moonsets! Another one from the bay – Sunday Morning.
“The ego relies on the familiar. It is reluctant to experience the unknown, which is they very essence of life.”
― Deepak Chopra,