The huge kettle of vultures I saw on Thursday was gone by Friday.
There are still some stragglers, and Saturday night, I saw about 20 more birds forming up a big group. Not nearly as many as the nights before.
My guess is that that small valley has good thermals for them to gather and start out.
... I saw two this morning as we went out.
I went a little longer way home the other evening, and came around the corner and saw this. For a second, I thought he had stopped for.....you know what....
but it was for THIS!
The girls are adjusting to the smaller yard of the henspa. The one on the left was
attacked by something in the old hen yard, and lost most of her tail. I found the pile of feathers, and I am guessing a hawk, since it happened during the day.
Silver is still there... she was going to come home here with me, but we
have decided against it. She's a beautiful girl who lays a wonderful big egg daily.
Does anyone know... is this corn which has reverted from it's hybrid state? It is along the edge of a bean field, and I am sure that field will be in corn again next year. This looks like corn, minus any ears, and it's beautiful in the evening light.
I know my uncle grew broom corn for several years when I was little.
Here comes our girl, laden with stick-tites!
This one never gets into them! How does he DO that?
I spooked our heron friend yesterday.
He crossed the ever-shrinking pond.
But he threw on the brakes pretty quickly.
And settled down.
I love seeing him almost daily.
Can you see the hawk? He surprised me, and I had to raise the camera fast and shoot out the window. He was a beauty, and now I know where he is hanging out.
Corn harvest has started, so I'm looking out for the big trucks!