This week’s items for the hunt are Starts with D, Week’s Favorite, and Close up
Duck, (Mallard, Female) Close Up
Week’s Favorite: A Downy Woodpecker finds a new place to wait in line for the feeder.
This week’s prompts: The letter X, Week’s Favorite, and Water or Wet
Starting with water, Norfolk Botanical Garden borders on Lake Whitehurst. I eased onto the low bench at one of my favorite observation spots. I’d hardly gotten situated when I saw a Mallard‘s head pop up in the marshy area in front of me. The water level is higher than usual with all the rain we’ve had, bringing the water’s edge closer to the bench. I got the camera ready, and in focusing, I saw several little heads pop in line right behind her – seven to be exact. And off they went. I felt badly for having disturbed them.
My Favorite shot is one I struggled all week to get. Grayscale makes the silhouette more visible, otherwise the shot was trash! This is a young Downy Woodpecker
hanging on for dear life figuring out how to get into the Starling-proof suet feeder.
Yes, I saved X for last. Thanks to my gluten-free granddaughter, I happen to have this on hand.
Good Fences #81
The birds are finally returning to the backyard after our recent stormy weather. A few regulars still visited, but the numbers increased today.
My plans for fence photography switched to Plan B when I realized how heavy traffic was, and I had a perfectly good fence surrounding my yard at home!
I hung out at the kitchen window, waiting for some cuteness to come along and grace the fence. I had a few visitors while I waited…Clicking a photo will bring up the slide show, mousing over shows captions.
Linking to Good Fences
No sooner than hubby asked if the mockingbird had been around in the cold weather, the very next day it showed up!
It didn’t look pristine for long, hubby shoveled paths to the feeders. Wednesday may have been the first time ever he couldn’t get to work. I wish he’d been able to enjoy his day off, but it was spent clearing snow, and fretting about orders that needed to be placed. This morning, he had to dig through the barricade of snow the plow left before he could get the car out of the driveway.
May you be warm, wherever you are today.
Not much news here. We’ve had three days of rain, and glad it isn’t snow. Watched football Sunday afternoon. The snow during the game in Philadelphia looked like a blizzard–I had to snuggle up in a blanket to keep warm while watching! Funny how that works.
The smaller birds are returning to the feeders. Not much activity in the birdbath, though.
I got four loads of laundry done this morning; did some Christmas shopping late in the afternoon; finally getting around to today’s blog post while watching Monday Night Football. I hope to get to some sewing-related projects Tuesday.
Will chat with you again soon! What are you working on?