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Monday, November 18, 2013

Nature Notes: Late Fall

My oak trees provide me with a red umbrella this time of the year.
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The oaks are dropping leaves fast which provides me with more light.
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The female cardinal above and sparrow below are finding seeds on my deck that have dropped from vines and flower seed heads.
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The carolina chickadee below arrived for fresh water as soon as I dumped out the overnight ice out.
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The male cardinal also arrived for a drink.
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Can you spot the angel in the ice?
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My oak tree leaves blend nicely with my neighbor's Japanese Maple.
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The bare limbs over the Japanese Maple below are from a Japanese Magnolia.
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The creek is full of leaves.
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It's beginning to look more like winter.
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There is still a lot of fall color but leaves are dropping fast.
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Looks to me like the ducks are having a party.
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The mallard is having a solitary swim.
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There aren't many Canadian Geese at Shelley Lake compared to past years.
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A few gulls have arrived but not as many as I usually see during late fall.
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There also aren't as many herons around but I spotted one.
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Good thing that I love leaves.
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From a distance the birds in the tree look like leaves.
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When I zoom in I can tell they are birds.
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10 comments:

Ela said...

Hello ! Beautiful pictures of birds. I like your cardinals, they are so colorful.
Greetings !

Birgitta said...

What a wonderful photos series!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Joy filled post -- happy to see more of the duck convention!~

Rambling Woods said...

I see the angel.... Lovely fall and birds..... Michelle

Nora at Island Rambles said...

What a lovely visit to your yard in the Fall...like all the photos...the ducks are cute..I see the angel and your trees are amazing. cheers.

Leora said...

I like the one heron. And the Japanese maple is stunning.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Personally, I think you've outdone yourself today on such a glorious photo share. These ALL are amazing images of the season. Seriously Carver...incredible.

...and I like the words...'red umbrella'.

EG CameraGirl said...

Hmmm. You are the second blogger to say you don't have many geese. They are ALL here! I wonder why they've stopped in our lakes and ponds, crowed all together.

MyMaracas said...

What a lovely collection. It's hard to choose a favorite!

Nevin said...

Loved that path with trees all around!