Birds, Wildflowers and a Waterfall

Not really much going on lately, though I did get out on the trails this past Sunday.

I got quite lost Sunday, lost in the Herman Hills area, between Herman and Mt. Arvon. I did the ol’ right turn, left turn, repeat over and over. It’s a great way to get lost in the woods. I did run into a few dead-ends. I really enjoy being out in the woods among the trees and rivers, just wish I enjoyed it as much as I use to when I had someone to enjoy it with and when I could walk/hike more.

The wildflowers are just starting to come out, though most are still a couple days away from being in full bloom.
This is the only Spring Beauty I saw that was opened in bloom.

Spring Beauty

Dutchman’s Breeches

Marsh Marigold

Pea Can Falls

Baltimore Orioles – Male and Female

Baltimore Oriole in the rain

Baltimore Oriole

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Brown-headed Cowbirds

Birds and Such

Once again the time has flown by without me posting.
Quite a few of the spring/summer birds have arrive as of yesterday. The first Baltimore Oriole is here. The first Ruby Throated  Hummingbird is here. And, the first Rose-breasted Grosbeak is here. I enjoy the birds, it one of the few joys I really have.
The other evening I was out watching the birds, then swoosh, all the birds flew off as a hawk came down. This Hairy Woodpecker didn’t fly off, he hid on the underside of the feeder peeking over with an ever watching eye. It was quite funny to watch.
Tuesday I had my Subie worked on. New tires (Falken Wildpeak A/T Trail) that should help on the trails. They fixed my exhaust at the back that was leaking. And the biggie was my front brakes. They replaced the pads, calipers and rotors on both sides. This whole repair job was NOT cheap, in fact more than I thought it would be. It all came to just under $1,000.00, (OUCH!) but at least I know all the stuff is fixed and working properly.

Hairy Woodpecker hiding from a Hawk

Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

Baltimore Oriole

Hummingbird at Morning Glories

I’ve been trying to get a shot like this all summer, finally got one.
I only have 5 females here now, the others left last week and all the males left about 2 1/2 weeks ago. So I’m guessing these 5 will only be here for a couple more days before heading south.

Hummingbird at Morning Glories

Hummer Battle

The female comes up to the feeder, sticks her tongue out at the male on the feeder, and then the face off. They face off for a bit, then off she goes.

Just a Couple Bird Photos

Like the title says, just a couple bird photos. That’s all I really have to say.

I Have Sticky Feet

Scarlet Tanager – Female

Scarlet Tanager – Male

Scarlet Tanager – Male

Scarlet Tanager – Female