Well I must say I have been busy now with the clean up of gardens , cutting back plants that are done and deadheading those that are still going . The weather has been wonderful . Chilly and foggy in the mornings with the sun rising and cool breezes every day .
The hummers are still hanging about fuelling up like mad before their big journey . The Blue Jays are very active and noisy with all their squawking , Robins are chirping , Chickadees are playing in the trees as are the Sparrows , Gold finch are few at the feeders and on the cone flowers now and the nut hatch , Downy woodpecker have returned , the Eastern Blue birds are flying about like they don't know if they are coming or going and the Crows are plenty cawing in the fields and trees. It can be quite here with just crickets chirping and the odd Cicada buzzing or it can be very noisy with all the birds chatting singing and chirping at once . The starlings are flying and landing in droves , I do like their chatter and song to . The bees and butterfly's are also plenty as they fuel up for their big journey as well whist others have left weeks ago .
I have been watching this Sparrow hawk who has been hanging about trying to peg off the birds as they are at the feeders . He comes in fast undetected swoops down draws his talon's out and.. Missed every time . I have been wanting to get his photo for quite some time but he just keeps in the thick of the trees and blends in very well with the bark or the trees as well . Until yesterday I was able to get a few photos of him as he was siting in the open of our big tree !.
He doesn't look that big now but when his wings are open and he is flying at warp speed to catch his pray his wing span is amazing .
He knew I was way under him and he had me in the side of his eye until a dove came in behind him in the tree and he turned to look .
He did come down twice to get a drink from the fountain and I missed my photo opp as Miggs saw him and of course she ran towards him so that was that lol . But I am happy with these photos better then no photos of him I say lol !
This time of year we get a lot of pray birds about as some migrate and we live close to the migration path and 2 places called Hawk Cliff close to us just on the north shores of lake Erie and Point Peele just an hour south east of us where there is a sanctuary so we get all kinds landing and flying about the valley .
Like this Bald Eagle
All though he was very high up and far away I was able to at least capture him and you can see what type of pray bird it is lol once they catch air in those huge wings WOW ! do they soar in the sky fast , they stay far away from the houses and only land or fly over the fields and tops of the valleys . We have seen them land in the fields when we were out in the van going some where and that’s when I don't have my camera , figures eh? lol !
Miggs and I have been enjoying our morning walks as it has been cooler . She loves to run through the wet long grasses though . A pooped wet pooch !
Always on the alert for squirrels though .
A few Rose of Sharon I got from Papa’s mom , they are whites and pinks so I have to get them planted soon . Will be getting more clippings of other plants from her soon to put in my gardens !
Well that's it for me for now . Things are changing readying for the new season we all call Fall /Autumn to arrive next week . WOW ! time fly's doesn’t it? I will be out enjoying the weather busy in the gardens and of course walking with my Miggs and taking lots of photos as time fly's by so fast .
I would like to thank all of you who send well wishes for Papa as he was down and out with that rotten head cold last weekend ! Papa is all better now and glad that’s over with .
Until next time .
One can find beauty in every season if you take the time to really look !