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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

May 31 through July 6, 2020

I am used to seeing turtles when walking at Shelly Lake but rarely do I see them on dry ground.

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I liked the addition to the butterfly drawing on a greenway path.

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I recently saw a video interview with authors who were asked about where they found hope.
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One of them said he found hope in nature.
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I guess that's true for me too although there's a lot to worry about in terms of threats to the environment.
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The American Robins are constant visitors to the water I provide on my deck.

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The juvenile is trying to get the adult to share below.

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Below is another juvenile American Robin who managed to find a time when the adult wasn't hogging one of the baths.

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The mourning dove below was taking a rest in the sun after a bath.

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I think the bird below is a female house finch although it could be an immature male house finch.

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The catbird below is resting on the deck but it seems to be warning off any potential company.

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The resting robin is another juvenile.

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The catbird is having a bath below. I also see carolina wrens, chickadees, nuthatches and bluebirds in the deck baths but I haven't managed to photograph them this season.

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I seem to have a lot of shot of the juvenile robins. They crack me up.

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The one below is close to adulthood.

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I photographed 3 rabbits together but I liked the solo shot the best.

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The female rufous sided towhee took a long bath. I also shot a male rufous sided towhee but that shot didn't turn out.

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5 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

Must have been an interesting video. I always find hope and peace whenever I am around nature. Great collection and found joy in all your photos. Thank you Carver :)

Penelope Notes said...

There are lots of juvenile birds this time of year. We’ve been watching a chickadee family feeding little ones in a birdhouse attached to our house just beneath the roof overhang. It’s a bit stressful. Sometimes I try to scare away the bigger birds that seem to have their eye on them. There is hope in nature but also danger. That’s what makes life exciting … I guess?

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The birds love “Carver’s Spa” ... the word is definitely out! You catch their personalities so well... that mother (it must be a female) Robin is so funny telling the juvenile to go away and let her have her bath in peace! (Honestly, it is impossible *not* to anthropomorphize ... I’m so sure that’s what she’s saying) . It’s so nice to see so many great birds .,, I don’t seem to be able to get pictures of any at all these days..... I also find hope in nature *except* of course I too fear for our environment under present circumstances.

Lissa said...

Those are lovely birds. All I ever saw are fat pigeons. That sole rabbit is adorable.

Have a lovely day.

Photo Cache said...

Nice to see a post from you again, although I'm late in commenting. How are you and hope you're all doing fine and healthy.

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