Mostly Swallows

May252016YellowBilledCuckooChecked out a couple new places yesterday. Enjoyed the most shooting swallows along a ditch and under a bridge. The swallows sort of lit up against the shadows under the bridge as they hovered catching insects and waiting there turn to enter a nest.

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May252016MallardFemaleWithChicks

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Another Visit To Long Run Park

May242016WoodDuckPairLanding.

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May242016WoodDuckMaleLanding.

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May242016Bluejays.

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May242016RedEyedVireo.

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May242016Goldfinch.

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May242016BrownThrasher.

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Early Sunday Morning

May232016Dawn2It was a splendid early Sunday Morning. I made a quick run out before heading out to spend time with our Louisville bunch for the next month…

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A Saturday In May

May222016FLWTourCheckInKDVThe Kentucky and Barkley Lades area really come alive by the end of May. A big time bass fishing tourney the FLW blasted off from Kentucky Dam Village State Park yesterday morning. The first photo shows the boats checking in and having their live wells checked. The second photo is of the first flight blasting off out of the marina.

The rest of today’s pics are once again around my normal haunts. The river, the swamp, and the farm. Have a great weekend…

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May222016EasternPhoebe.

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May222016RedEyedVireo.

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May222016GreatEgretInTheSwamp.

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May222016Muskrat.

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May222016WoodDuckFemaleWithChicks

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Around The Rivers And In The Swamp

May212016ProthonotaryWarblerCatchingInsectToday’s post is a mix of mostly leftovers and some late afternoon shots from yesterday. Rain in the morning kept me indoors. This gave me the chance to look through photos from the previous few days. When home my rambles take me to the rivers and a swampy area that always catch my fancy.

We will head back to Louisville tomorrow to spend time with our bunch there. Get to know our new grandson. Will miss my morning rounds here at my favorite haunts.

Will try to expand the natural areas I visit while away. There is always beauty to be found in nature. Something worthy of discovery. Have a great weekend and get out if the weather allows and appreciate I say…

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May212016OspreyCatchingFish

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