Friday, April 20, 2018

Willy Nilly Friday, April 20, 1018

Willy Nilly Friday 5, Sky Watch Friday, Floral Friday Fotos
and on Saturday: Saturday's Critters and I'd Rather B Birdin'

1. Pecan Tree (Sky Watch Friday)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 19, 2018
We have had plenty of sunshine this week, but it came with strong winds. At 9:00am Thursday morning it was 48F (8C).

2. What I am Reading
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 17, 2018
'The Alice Network' by Kate Quinn
'The Perfect Poison' by Amanda Quick
'The Purloined Puzzle' by Parnell Hall
'Murder With Macaroni and Cheese' by A. L. Herbert
'Lord of the Privateers' by Stephanie Laurens

My favorite from this group, 'The Alice Network,' is set in Europe during and immediately after World War II.

3. Teals (I'd Rather B Birdin')
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, April 11, 2018
When I first saw these ducks, I thought they were Mallards. But as I zoomed the camera in on them, I knew they were not. The vertical white stripe on the males' heads identifies them as Blue-winged Teals, Anas discors.

They are migratory birds that come south to spend the winter, and then go north to their breeding grounds in the spring. There were three males and two females. I don't know why
I did not get all five of them in one photo.

4. Groundhog (Saturday's Critters)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 15, 2018
The Groundhog, Marmota monax, can be found throughout much of the eastern United States, all across Canada, and into Alaska. Their diet consists of a variety of green plants, but may occasionally include insects.

5. Narcissus (Floral Friday Fotos)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 18, 2018
Narcissus are a genus of perennial flowers of the Amaryllis family. There are many varieties, but the flowers are usually some combination of yellow, orange and/or white. Grown from bulbs, they are commonly called jonquils or daffodils.

Have a wonderful day!

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Thankful Thursday, April 19, 2018

Thankful Thursday and Little Things Thursday

Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 18, 2018
Today I am thankful that the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, Archilochus colubris, have returned to my feeders. The yellow cups filled with plain water above the feeders prevents ants from getting to the sugar-water in the feeders. (I found them at Tractor Supply Company).

To attract Hummingbirds, hang sugar-water feeders and plant a profusion of nectar-producing flowers. You may have only a couple of birds at first, but don't give up - more will come!

And I am really envious of you folks who have Hummingbirds all the time!

Have a wonderful day!

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Ospreys, April 18, 2018

ABC Wednesday, Wild Bird Wednesday, and Wednesday Around The World
O is for Osprey - a North American raptor

Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, March 2, 2018
Look for Ospreys, Pandion haliaetus, near open water with a plentiful supply of fish, their primary food.

Ospreys add new material to their old nests each year; the larger the nest, the longer it has been in use.  Hopefully they will raise another family this year high atop this electric power structure at Pickwick Dam.

Have a wonderful day!

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Iris, April 16, 2018

Macro Monday 2, Through My Lens, All Seasons, and Our World Tuesday

Bearded Iris, Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, April 13, 2018
Friday was a beautiful sunny day, but Saturday brought heavy rainstorms, and colder weather moved in on Sunday.

Have a wonderful week!

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