A Good Morning

Had a good morning. A lot of co-operative subjects. Perhaps it is because I slept well. We have been losing chickens regularly at the farm. Our chickens roam free and mostly roost in the trees. Evidently not the safest place. The dogs waking me up each night as one varmint or another makes off with a chicken. Last night I left one dog out as she seemed to want to stay out and guard the place. No feathers in the yard was a good start to the day as well. I suppose the good nights rest had my creative juices flowing as the sun came up I was on top of Kentucky Dam. Saw the cranes and stepped a few steps to the left and allowed the cranes to give the sun an assist in rising…

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8 Responses to A Good Morning

  1. Ellen says:

    Love the “even the Sun” needs a little help getting up early in the morning. Beautiful sunrise pic. I didn’t even notice the Crane helping along, but sure am smiling at your noting the possible picture and taking it. And too, I wonder how many people, like the jogger ‘take notice’ of the Fox Pups? We so need the photographer’s eye, or better yet his/her photos to make us ‘stop and smell the roses’.

    • Grampy says:

      Ellen,
      Thank You, Glad you caught the fox pup in the pic. Yes, so many joggers and walkers go past and never notice them. So very true about the need to stop and smell the roses.

  2. Ellen says:

    Forgot to say that I really enjoyed all the pix this morning. Great array of the Hooded Mersgenser, good catch of the Grackle color, and fun ones with the huge catch the of the Mink. As always, a pleasant read too, too bad about the chickens, but maybe the dog out will end the hunters take.

    • Grampy says:

      Ellen,
      Thanks again. Trying to figure out why those female hoodies are doing all that flying around. I saw one go in a tree hole afterwards. Perhaps getting a little exercise after setting on eggs all night. The funny thing about that mink pic is I saw it coming up the log with no crawdad. Then it went behind a clump and I focused on the next open spot on the log. When it came out it had that huge craw. Really added to the picture. We had a lab mix with heavy coat that always stayed out where he like it. Our one little dog now prefers wherever I am but seemed to know she needed to be outside. The weather is plenty warm enough now.

  3. That mink sure is a hunter!
    The hooded merganser on her stump seems kind of nutty. She reminds me of the old Woody woodpecker cartoons.
    I wonder if that jogger knew he was so close to a fox. That probably would have stopped him in his tracks.

    • Grampy says:

      New Hampshire Gardener,
      The mink are great at catching those craws. That is sort of a woody hair do, forgot about that. I don’t think the jogger had any idea.

  4. Susan Praetorius says:

    Hi Grampy! Incredible pictures! Love all of them and so many ones are exceptional! What’s in the water that these Craws are like a lobster feast?! Happy to see the Eaglets as we hope to see up close soon! An adult Fox was 3ft. from where I was sitting, came across my front walkway/porch. I froze instantly with fear and surprise as I scared it as much as it scared me. It trotted sideways away from me as it saw me and kept going. They are majestic and so pretty.

    • Grampy says:

      Susan Praetorius,
      Thanks again. I am afraid the eagles will have departed the nesting area by the time ya’ll get here. May look around and find some. The mink and heron are catching some huge craws that make you think of lobsters. Amazing how wildlife can adapt to the heavy populated areas. The fox pups here have to be wondering what is going on. Memorial day at the beach, lots of people, boats, jet skis, loud music all only 100 yards or so from the den holes.

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