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Ibis, Hawk, Blue Bird, Warbler, Vulture, and More
While I was sitting out on the back deck this morning having a cup of coffee, two White Ibis came to visit, landing on the top of the pine tree by the pond:
Then some Turkey Vultures started circling over head:
A little while later, some Pine Warblers dropped in:
Shortly after the warblers arrived, the Eastern Blue Birds made an appearance. Some of them were chasing each other around the pine trees:
At one point, one of them started hovering in the air, very much like a hummingbird. I had never seen this before, but after seeing the photograph (below), I realized that it must have been holding its tail down to prevent forward motion, while beating its wings:
After hovering for a while, it proceeded to fly over to the tree:
I was able to get a photo of one of the bluebirds, just after it lifted off from the ground:
It then landed on the bird house for a little inspection.
Later in the morning, James and I took a walk up into the woods. We came across this Tiger Swallowtail butterfly:
We then came upon something rather unusual, growing near the creek. It appears to be some type of tiny mushroom:
Here is a close up:
Finally, on the way back to the house, we heard this loud whoosh behind us. Turning quickly, we spotted two Red-shouldered Hawks. It appeared as if one was chasing the other. After they had disappeared into the trees, I spotted one of them beginning to circle overhead:
I'm so glad that fall has arrived, so that I can enjoy being outdoors, taking photographs around the farm.
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