Friday, May 21, 2010

Cute as heck baby Mockingbird!

Just found this little guy (along with a nestmate) back in the Holly bushes at the Goodlettsville store - couldn't for the life of me figure out why the parents were "CHACK"ing at me!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Tree Swallows

Tree swallows loving the boxes at my mom's home in Sparta, TN

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Very Wet Owlett

As some of you may know, Nashville experienced a rain last weekend like we have not seen in this area in 70 some years. At our home in Hendersonville, we received more than 15" of rain within 48 hours - unheard of!! Luckily for us, we live well up the ridge and halfway up a hill in a hollow. This location protects us from high winds and also from most of the impacts of heavy rain. Our front yard (near the road) was a river by Saturday night, and we were unable to leave our home due to the flooded creek.

Because of our inability to leave, we were also lucky enough to catch a glimpse of one of the Owletts that fledged 3 days earlier. This is the first time that we have ever seen live chicks after they have left the nest. We did, however only see one. I fear the worst for the other...

Anyway, here is the chick that we saw on Sunday....
He was VERY wet! Cute, but wet. :)

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Flood waters behind Granbery Elementary

Here are a couple of shots of the "pond" that used to be our walking trail and kids playground at Granbery school on Hill Rd. The geese seem to like it !!