milby1960.typepad.com > Sheila's Flora and Fauna ~ 2007

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Aa - Owl Bathing

Aa - Owl Bathing

Here are pictures of some of the wildlife we share our place with: a pair of great horned owls, lots of raccoons, a Crested Caracara, swarms of bees, and the hummingbirds that we have been discussing.

This owl is taking a bath in the horse trough.


Ab - Two Owls on a Stump

Ab - Two Owls on a Stump


Ac - Owl Standing Vigil on Roof

Ac - Owl Standing Vigil on Roof


B - Lots of Raccoons

B - Lots of Raccoons


C - Crested Caracara

C - Crested Caracara

This is a Crested Caracara, or Mexican Eagle. The pair that live in our area hang out in our fields after we have cut the hay. They dine on carrion and will chase the buzzards away. They are really majestic looking.


D - Hummingbirds

D - Hummingbirds

Isn't this a gorgeous picture of the hummingbirds at the feeder? The original publication of this photo followed a series of comments on the "Current Events" post........ and it brought forth several related photos. You know how one thing leads to another, and another...

Here's that original comment which was the start of a funny and fascinating series of comments about hummingbirds, etc on "Current Events" in the main section of the blog. Locate that post, then access the comments and scroll through to the dates around August 23, 2008. There are many comments following this one by Larry Smith:

"Put up your feeders, the hummingbirds are arriving early this year. There are already 8 in our backyard. We have had as many as 60 by the middle of September. With five feeders up, we have to fill them twice a day."

Posted by: Larry Smith | August 23, 2008 at 01:33 PM


Also, see the following items by scrolling through the right sidebar:

"Larry's Nightly Visitors" photo album

A dramatic photo in "Charles Crider's" biography (A photo of a rare species - The Bushy Tailed Sapsucker)

"More Squirrel Photos" (page linked in the "lLnks to Pages and Biographies")


E - Honey Bees and Bumble Bees

E - Honey Bees and Bumble Bees

This may look like a picture of crepe myrtles, but it is really a picture of a huge number of honey bees and bumble bees.

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