My baby coots are growing up

What a joy when I discovered these baby coots several weeks ago. Who’d have thought I would see them several times and be able to document their growth? What odd little cuties! (or as my cousin called them, “cooties” 🥰) And how sweet they look at all ages. ❤ This was my most recent photo:…

Dragonfly for breakfast?

Yes, this morning I snapped a few photos of this little warbler, then realized he had snatched a dragonfly for his morning snack. There were dragonflies all over the park. I love dragonflies and found it fascinating to see one in this little guy’s mouth. I saw another bird with a dragonfly in his beak…

From the family of Silky Flycatchers: Phainopepla

This amazing bird landed ahead of me as I walked along the wetland trail yesterday. My MO is to snap away and determine what it is later. But I was so curious about this bird. I have never seen a bird like this that I remember. Maybe I am more observant than I have been…

Nature: the best remedy

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.” ~ Anne Frank Snowy Egret snacking in the little creek at the wetlands

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #112 – Pick a Word…

Yesterday afternoon we noticed this hawk simply standing in the birdbath, cooling his toes. He appeared relaxed and comfortable just watching the yard activity. Which, by the way, was minimal since no finch was going to be joining the hawk for a swim 😉 He was there for over an hour! I snapped a few…