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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #495 on: June 27, 2016, 08:29:04 PM »
It is great to know there are people out there that care.  Got a call from a gal at our town day care center.  She got my number from the sheriff office.  They had a barn swallow nest in their entry way that had fallen down and had 3 young ones that were still to young to fly, 2 others were able to fly.  The mom and dad were swooping down trying to protect their fallen babies.  So after work I went and found the nest with the 3 little ones,  gave them some water while hubby went for the ladder.  The nest would not stay so we had some athletic tape and taped it in place.  I went back to the car and watched to see if the parents would go to the nest  :ecsmile  They arrived swooping in and around and finally going to the nest and  checking on them.  The next fly by all 3 popped their heads up with mouths wide open waiting for mom or dad to give them something to eat.  I felt very happy to see that happen.




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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #496 on: June 27, 2016, 09:40:26 PM »
Wonderful news, Deb!  Thank you for showing us the nest and little ones you saved!

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #497 on: July 10, 2016, 11:01:56 AM »
We have an old tree with a cavity from an old branch.  One day I looked and saw this mushroom growing inside of it. I watched it for another couple of days and then it began to shrivel and die.



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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #498 on: July 10, 2016, 12:00:38 PM »
It has been baby bird season and this little blue jay fledgling just couldn't get back to the tree branch.  I put it back under the squawking from the parents or as they were giving it instructions, not sure which  :ecwink





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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #499 on: July 10, 2016, 12:17:21 PM »
Spike the turtle has a close up with Teddy  :heart






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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #500 on: July 10, 2016, 12:23:32 PM »
We found this little fledgling cliff swallow under the bridge on the sandbar.  Just learning to fly (not the best but enough to get out of the way of the dogs.  The swallows make nests under the edge of the bridge.



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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #501 on: July 10, 2016, 12:56:58 PM »
Was time for a paddle down the Platte River with our grandson and the dogs.  Was a warm day which made it fun to enjoy the water.







just a little drift wood

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #502 on: July 10, 2016, 01:23:20 PM »
I have been really lucky to have these White-winged Doves visit my backyard birdfeeders.  They must be extending their range westward because they are listed as rare for here.  They started last fall and have been here  off and on since.  I have been waiting to see if they had young ones,  but then I might not be able to tell young from adult.



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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #503 on: July 10, 2016, 02:47:54 PM »
So neat Deb; I dont believe that have ever seen Whitewinged  Doves before

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #504 on: July 10, 2016, 03:58:44 PM »
We found this little fledgling barn swallow under the bridge on the sandbar.  Just learning to fly (not the best but enough to get out of the way of the dogs.  The swallows make nests under the edge of the bridge.

Deb,  Any chance these might be cliff swallows and not barn swallows?  I am basing my question on the nests, which look more like cliff than barn ... 
Really neat photos!!

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #505 on: July 11, 2016, 04:38:48 AM »
Lovely bird photos as always Deb and lovely spaniels too.   :ecsmile


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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #506 on: August 05, 2016, 05:38:08 PM »
While visiting my folks place I stepped out to watch and listen to the purple martins.  My dad has a little platform feeder he puts eggshells in for the birds to come and eat.  I was taking some pictures of this female and noticed she had a band on her leg.

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #507 on: August 05, 2016, 06:09:26 PM »
I would love to be able to post the song of this happy little sedge wren.  How this little wren could sing and sing  :ecsmile  Wonder what it was so happy about.

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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #508 on: August 05, 2016, 06:24:18 PM »
How fun it was to watch a great egret fish and to walk so elegantly in the water.



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Re: My Nebraska
« Reply #509 on: August 06, 2016, 04:07:19 AM »
 :heart Birds are infinitely fascinating and beautiful. The seemingly endless variety among them makes watching so rewarding for us. :nod2  Thanks for sharing.  :eclove