I apologize for the bad videos in last night's post... I think it is just going to be too hard to post on here, at least for videos. I am posting some of them at Facebook, under Mary Ann Yoder... they are large there, and you can plainly see them. Go there when you have a chance and see the new visitor we saw last night!
Mr. Jim Mason, of the Great Plains Nature Center in Wichita, has identified this beautiful bird as a red-tailed hawk. He said that they come in different color patterns. I would never have guessed this.
He is just a beautiful bird.
Here is part of what I was trying to show you last night... we have bluebirds coming from far and nigh to drink on the deck! They are gorgeous, aren't they?
Here are bluebirds, a goldfinch, and a purple finch.
(and a sparrow!)
And in this, a female woodpecker getting a drink (and two sparrows!)
And at last, the mystery bird from yesterday.. . perched behind the goldfinch on the water fortex... it's a mockingbird!
To my knowledge, I have never seen one before. I hope to hear it mimic the other birds. Thanks, Jill!
Pat and Vickie from JP Welsh were here this afternoon to work up a bid for us on strengthening and fencing the corral with no-climb horse fence. We decided that would be best to keep a pony in and critters out. I have a pony in mind, so I'll write about that tomorrow or Thursday.
I hope you enjoy these bird pictures!
Think Spring, Everyone!!!