Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Some great pictures for the Summer.

Hey everybody!

Sorry I haven't posted for a while. I have been really enjoying the Summer weather. We took a vacation to Ashland. I saw two life birds, an Acorn Woodpecker and a Western Kingbird!

I have a whole bunch of cool pictures to share from the summer.

A house finch enjoying some sunflower.

A silhouetted song sparrow.

Picturesque grass.

A female Mallard quacking at me.

We saw this strange bee group. Any ideas why they are on the ground like this? Please let me know!

A pretty little ladybug

This is a near perfect shot! A rainbow going around the sun in a perfect circle! I forget what you call this.

A big worm!

A little Annas hummer.

A daylily in our yard.

A male Annas hummer

A juvenile dark-eyed junco!

Black-headed grosbeaks have become regulars.

One of the juvenile red-tailed hawks from the nest in Greenway park! This guy was looking straight at me! They look really healthy!

An Osprey over Emigrant Lake in Ashland.

An Acorn woodpecker! A life bird! I am pleased at the way this turned out!

Enjoy the Summer!


NW Nature Nut said...

Wow, great photos! You are getting really good with your camera. We went to Ashland last summer and found a nature park there that we really liked. I can't remember the name, but it's probably on my blog somewhere. We saw Acorn WP's there too. They are not easy to photograph and your photo is great! I like the flower photos too...quite artsy!

Warren Baker said...

I see you've been busy with the camera ! Some great shots. By the way the bees are a group that have split from the main hive, and are in the process of finding a new home.

Beverly said...

This time of year, I have lapses in my blogging too; but I think it's healthy to get out there and play! Experience wet grass and dirt and bugs and stuff! LOL

I love the grasses I let grow at the edges, too. Several different kinds grow, even as high as the nose on my face (and I'm 5'8"!). Aren't they cool?

Love the day-lily photo... Good job!!!

Oh...and while I've never seen an acorn woodpecker, I've got lots of Black-headed grosbeaks, too. Love 'em...

J'ellen said...

Nice photos...I lived near Ashland for 16 years, boy do I miss a couple of fabulous restaurants there...nice bird captures!