Saturday, March 27, 2021
This is Lamb Chop - all the baby sheep get that name...
Saw a few interesting things while out walking today.
First was a thatcher ant hill. The ants were busy covering their three-foot, one-foot tall hill with debris. These black and red ants can bite hard - so don't mess with them!
Farther down the trail I started seeing turkey vultures circling above the trees. When I finally got to a spot where I could see them all - there were seven of them!
On the way back I heard an odd sound - like pebbles being tossed onto a frozen lake - coming from the underbrush. I wondered what that could be. I stood still and watched for a short while. Out popped a Quayle. I quietly took a few photos, but as soon as I moved to look at them he flew off.
I sat at the kitchen table and was editing the photos on the computer when I noticed a large bird at the suet feeder. Turns out it was a yellow-shafted northern flicker. A rare bird for this area. As I went through my photos of it, I saw that an Anna's hummingbird had photo-bombed it!