Tuesday, November 8, 2011

bald cypress changes

I have had a more difficult time getting used to leaving Daylight savings time than the 6 hours time change from NC to Spain.
 Bald cypress is well into the fall color and needle drop. A conifer that becomes "bald", since I live with these, I forget how unusual these trees really are.


Friday, May 21, 2010

battle of the (small) titans



I actually took this photo last spring, but it so interesting, I am reposting.
I was able to get quite close to these 2 male skins fighting over territory;they were so involved they seemed to ignore my presence.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Backyard owl


One of the pair of Owls that we have graced with in the proximity of our yard.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Saturday in Bath

Saturday in Bath( not typical) Cutthroat corquet, pirates who have seen Johhny Dep too often, real musicians.



about 2 weeks left


the Kildeer left her nest briefly, so I took a picture of the eggs. About 2 weeks left before the babies arrive, according to my estimate.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Kildeer (shorebird away from the water)

In my community garden a killdeer is nesting. The nest is on the ground and the gardeners have put signs and markers up so that the bird will not be bothered. The person who has the plot next to the nest has abandoned their plot for now.
I took these photos yesterday, getting no closer than the distance the bird starts to give the warning pip. I also saw this bird give the broken wing act at some distance from the nest in order to decoy away from the nest.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010