Little Miss Mischief

Doesn’t she just have the look of mischief?

She is a non-stop ball of fire and I have to admit she does make me laugh quite often.   Frankie is exhausted from the day, but little Miss Billie has the look that she will get up and going in a second!   The Purple Martins are busy tending to their young and I was able to capture one of the baby birds on film.   As soon as the mother saw me, she flew right at the baby bird and guided it quickly back into the bird house.

Then she sat glaring at me protecting her babies from the click of the camera!

This Red-headed Woodpecker was hopping around in the cucumber patch and stopped to give me a quick pose before flying off.

The Bluebird has to be one of my favorites – their color is so blue and they always make me think of “the bluebird of happiness” … a happy thought!

Now the cicadas are still out there humming along but their noise is not as intense as it was a few weeks back – thank goodness these guys don’t bite.   We have decided we need to obtain some Guineas to assist in bug control – that may not happen until next spring, but it needs to happen.   The weather has been very stormy both in Southern Illinois and Northern all week and I am hoping it will let up a bit.   Rain, rain go away … I need to do some serious weeding.

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4 Responses

  1. I love that your place is like Wild Kingdom!!

    • Thank you Rosa! The place is definitely full with wildlife – I am always amazed at some of the sights I am able to witness. Our place is pretty remote and the water attracts many beautiful creatures of nature.

  2. Your home is amazing to house a number of birds and insects. It’s equally amazing that you get to take photos of these freely. :)

  3. Great post, we have some of those woodpeckers in parts of this state, I’m pretty sure. But I don’t see too many.

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