Wednesday, March 21, 2012

BlueBirds - March 19, 2012

I meant to post this a couple days ago when I first saw this beautiful pair of Bluebirds checking out the bird houses in our backyard field.

It was great to hear and see they were back this year!
Have you checked your backyard lately?
Enjoy -
Coppertop

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Geese - Duck - Ice going out!

It was another beautiful day yesterday and we took a ride to the nearby boardwalk to see what was going on.  From this boat landing view you can see ice still covers the lake.
But at the dam area there is now some open water and one lone duck (Common GoldenEye) was diving under the ice and going from one open spot to another.   The duck was too far out for  decent picture but we enjoyed watching it for about 45 minutes.
We saw three different flocks of geese fly over and circle. The last circle they made they joined forces and it looked like a landing was coming BUT just then another vehicle pulled up and two fishermen got out and preceded to fish from the dam.  Hence the geese did not land and minutes later we left.
Later in the afternoon I took a walk around our property and almost missed seeing this stray house cat laying at the edge of woods.

 
We have been seeing house cats around more this year than any in past.  Just a couple days ago we were watching one at our rock wall hunting for well over a half hour.  It looked to be quite successful with three captures that we witnessed.  We don't own a house cat but if any want to wander through and help clean up the mouse population they are welcome!
Enjoy your weekend - be safe!
Coppertop

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Ducks and Hats!

Wow!  What a beautiful day in Maine.  I just had to get out this morning and decided to go to a nearby boardwalk.  Ducks were swimming in the unfrozen river that runs along side the boardwalk.  Unfortunately ducks do not allow you get too close so pictures were difficult to take.  Trees and bushes were between myself and the ducks, the sun was in the wrong place, they were too far away or I just wasn't fast enough taking aim with the camera.  Just a few of my excuses!  Anyhow here are a couple pictures from this morning's adventure.
Just a few of the ducks that were gathered in this small river.
This one above the camera focused on the grass instead of ducks - bummer.  Photographer error!
Taking Flight.

Later this afternoon I finished up a special crochet order for two adorable girls, 3 1/2 years and 7 months old.  Their Mother has been a loyal customer of mine since Oct. 2010.
It was a good day!  Do hope you enjoyed your day.
Coppertop