Saturday, July 16, 2016

Seen Around the County

Catching up on some pictures from the past week. 

I am hardly seeing any turkey right now, and fewer deer... but the other night, the dogs and I went out for a bit, and we saw these two.  There was actually another turkey off to the left. 

I am seeing more and more hummingbirds in this last week.... after a dearth of them, so few that I almost took the feeders down.  Now I can sit on the deck in the evening, and they swish to and fro in front of me. 

I'm seeing hawks all of the sudden, too. 

This Jersey Giant was for sale, and he was a big'un!!!

These little meat birds were going to go to freezer camp on Sunday.  I could never raise them, I admit it. 

This beautiful Siamese rabbit was best in show. 

Check the expression on the cow in the middle. 

I saw this bird come down to a vernal pond on my way home from church tonight. 
I am not sure what it is, but I'm going to post it in Kansas birding and try to find out. 

While I fooled around with different settings on the camera, on a road I travel regularly.... I was not paying attention.  Thank God, I don't hit the gas and take off... especially on gravel.  My average speed is 27 miles an hour.  Anyway, I took the picture, and then started off slowly.... and a buck drove out of the corn on my left, lunged across the road in about two jumps, and into the field on the right, and over the hill before I could stop and get the camera up.  Maybe... maybe.... 8 feet in front of the car, the closest call I have ever had.  

I'll be going very slowly down that road until the corn is harvested. 


  1. Whew, glad the buck didn't get in your way!
    The cow's reaction is priceless!!

    Happy Sunday!

    M : )

  2. Hari OM
    Having had deer do that to me, I know what a shaker it can be! You have such a delightful array of piccies here today; the bird looks like a type of sandpiper to me - but wouldn't have expected one where you are! YAM xx

  3. When mom worked for the insurance company she was shocked at how many vehicles hit deer! Be careful! Great photos, glad to see the sunflowers since that is mom's current addiction BOL!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  4. That is a very close encounter! Glad it missed you.

  5. Glad that buck didn't hit you. They can mess up a car in a hurry.

  6. Your photos are always so beautiful,,
    Please be very careful


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