Thursday, March 08, 2012

I like birds...


This is an owl I saw on the way to work.

I have never seen an aligator in this pond.

Sneaking up on the vulture. Shhhh!

Unsuspecting vulture

I have never seen a vulture like this before.

Look what I found!

A blue bird!

Different birds!

66 comments:

boneman said...

Your "blue bird" is having one heck of a time. It is the Great Blue Heron, ...Seems that when they winter there, up here they keep building into their areas, and then they come back here, and you folk down there start building in the nesting areas.
Poor things.
By gosh, a decade or so later, we might actually make this bird extinct (except in prisons. er... zoos.
The flock of white birds beneath the Great Blue Heron are white herons.
I got to see three of them scrounging around the LPGA by Jeanie's house, where the road people had just ripped down a two lane area of grapefruit trees and small orange trees (tangerines?)
They were friendly.
(me too, from the looks of the size of this comment)
You knew that was a pelican.
Hungry looking, too.
Watch out fooling with vultures, gal.
They eat dead things, but their genus is PREDATOR. They are a distant cousin to the eagle.
Well, too much time...too many words...
Thanx for sharing the birds while they are still here and alive.
d=^))

Little Lamb said...

Boney, i didn't know that was a blue heron. I thought they were bigger. Yes,the pelican does look hungry. think he was waiting for a boat to stop by and throw him some food.

puerileuwaite said...

Was that the Blue Bird of Happiness? If so, he was supposed to visit my place.

By the way, never tell people in traffic that you like birds. They end up flipping you the bird.

boneman said...

Dang! Pug's one quick dog!
Course, he's right, you know.
Just the other day someone flipped me the bird.
But it was one of those precooked chickens from the grocery store.
Yum...
You're lucky, Lil Lamb. That you like birds and live in Florida, about all you have to look out for is invisible gators, grills, and snakes.
Course, Jeanie says to just throw empty dog food cans at them and they go away. I think she meant the snakes, but, what the heck.
If you see a grill, pop one of those cans upside its cover (CLANK!) and it might roll away...

/t. said...

little lamb,

you're a bird watcher!

and an alligator watch out for!

but you realize that this post brings to an end your longest not posting streak... and you were so close to matching the pug's record, too!

well, it's good to see you back in the saddle, LL -- i hope you bring us many more of these always delightful bird posts

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/t.

foam said...

what pretty birds..

Little Lamb said...

Pug, I'll have to find the blue bird again and send him your way. If it will only happen that way)

Boney, I have seen garden snakes here. We have bigger snakes here, too.

/t. Maybe I can try o match Pug's non posting streak another time.

Foam, Thank you.

dianne said...

Lamby dear, these are beautiful photos of the birds near where you live, the great blue heron is lovely. There are owls in the nearby forest where I live and many water birds as there is a river close by.
I am pleased that you have not seen an alligator in that pond, they are dangerous and I don't like vultures.
xoxoxo ♡

Little Lamb said...

Thank you, Dianne. I'm glad you like them. Maybe the alligator and the vultures were having a meeting, or maybe the alligator died and the vultures gathered together to eat him, who knows?

Jean said...

I only throw empty dog food cans at snakes.

Little Lamb said...

Does it work?

Jean said...

Not so far. I have lousy aim.

Little Lamb said...

They slither away to quick for you.

boneman said...

is that a telephone camera or a camera with a flash?
(not exactly a soup question)
If you have a real camera, force it to flash when you get real close to the vultures...
the flash will get details you can't see normally in the daytime.

Uh...you DO have a stick with you when you do that sort of photography, don't you?
I mean I know Ravel wrote some beautiful piano pieces for people with only one hand, but...we'de rather not see the vultures get any "Lamb Stew"...

hey.
That almost sounds like a song!
Still... just a stick wouldn't hurt.
(well.. the BIRD if it gets agressive..)

Little Lamb said...

The only picture I took with my phone camera is the first picture. The rest of them were taken with a regular camera. I didn't use the flash.

Those vultures are more afraid of me than I am of them. The older ones stick around but younger ones fly away. They only go after dead things.

boneman said...

well...if you're moving real slow...

Little Lamb said...

I f you walk slow. Hmmm, I don't know. I want them to know I'm ALIVE and not DEAD.

Pink said...

birds like you, LL :)

Yay!! Its good to see you posting again. I missed you.

xox
Pinks

Little Lamb said...

I'm glad they like me.

/t. said...

looking in
on the secret life
of lambs

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/t.

Little Lamb said...

Uh oh! Spies! ATTENTION ALL LAMBS!! CALLNG ALL LAMBS! Act like lambs, we're being spied upon!

/t. said...

LL,

i'm not spying...

merely observing with curiosity :)

ATTENTION ALL LAMBS PLEASE RESUME NORMAL ACTIVITES

(getting fat and tender -- yum!)

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/t.

Little Lamb said...

HA! We don't spend our time getting fat and tender!

/t. said...

almost
BBQ season, LL

just sayin'

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/t.

Little Lamb said...

I'll have to stay out of sight.

boneman said...

You were sneaking up on that vulture, but did you notice that a gator was sneaking up on yu?
But, you lucked out...
He was just taking a picture of you.
d=^))
Which reminds me, Sparky got a picture of YOU when he was showing me the flowers.
You were acting skinny...(good job) and ignoring the grill in the garage.

You and all those folk living along that great swathe of land have such pretty flowers in the Spring.
Do they go "boinnnnng!" when you sniff them?
(Spring?)

Little Lamb said...

No, I didn't notice any gators! Had I known, I would have kept walking. Gators taking pictures of lambs? I better watch out?

I always ignore grills! I try to be skinny, but it doesn't always work.

I haven't had any spirng flowers go boinggggg yet. Ha ha!

/t. said...

hey LL,

it was a lovely
late spring day here,
so i let my lamb out for some sun

( my lamb is very skinny )

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/t.

boneman said...

hmmmmmm

something is amiss....

Little Lamb said...

Like what?

/t. said...

LL,

a couple more
lamb help numbers

    1-800-EAT-LAMB
&
    1-800-BBQ-TIPS

happy to help!

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/t.

Little Lamb said...

How is that helping?

/t. said...

LL,

in the event you are
planning an outdoor soiree
and you're stuck for dinner suggestions...

and then how to cook it

you're welcome!

× × ×

/t.

Little Lamb said...

No thanks.

/t. said...

well, LL,
have a great summer!

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/t.

Little Lamb said...

You have a great summer, too!

puerileuwaite said...

Then you would like my balcony. There's a pigeon in one planter sitting on 2-eggs. It's a good thing I still have eggs in the fridge.

Little Lamb said...

Ooooooooooooooh! That gives me an idea. We should get together and start raising pigeons! We can have our very own birds!

puerileuwaite said...

Wait. The last time someone was known for raising pigeons, it was "The Birdman of Alcatraz". If you can assure me it will be fun and not have a prison vibe, then I may "come home to roost".

Little Lamb said...

It will be fun! We won't go to prison for raising pigeons. I not only can assure you of it, but can guarantee it! Ummm, but I don't think you should tell Black Bart about this.

/t. said...

 
pigeon help line:

    1-800-EAT-BIRD *

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/t.


*also: I-EAT-PIG-EONS
 

Little Lamb said...

Chicken is good to eat.

puerileuwaite said...

Here is an update: 2-eggs hatched, so now I have 3-freeloaders on my balcony.

Little Lamb said...

Maybe we can train them to be homing pigeons!

puerileuwaite said...

We? You made this normally hard-boiled canine blush. As long as it's "WE", we can train them to smoke and rob banks for all I care.

Little Lamb said...

Ok, it's all settled. We can train them to be homing pigeons and send notes to each other.

We can train them to find you and then I can pot you in a box and kidnap you.

puerileuwaite said...

Lamby, I like your style! Most kidnappers would simply opt to PUT me in a box. But if you plan to supply alcohol and POT me in a box, then you had me at "Hello, I'll be kidnapping you now".

Little Lamb said...

I'll let you think that, but hat we'll really do will remain a secret.

puerileuwaite said...

Well hopefully you'll let me in on it at some point.

Little Lamb said...

We could eat cream and play games. Among other things. ;-)

puerileuwaite said...

I'm not sure about cream, unless you place ice in front of it.

However, I do like the idea of other things, as this Pug likes to keep his entertainment options open and mysterious.

Little Lamb said...

What I meant to say is ice cream. Oooops!

I like being mysterious to keep you in suspense.

puerileuwaite said...

Well then, I consider you a Scooby Do mystery that I aim to solve.

(BTW, did you try to send me pics or a slideshow at one point? I finally went through my email and something from you showed up as spam. If they were real, you should try again. I'd like to see them.)

Little Lamb said...

I don't think that was me. I also think I don't have your email address any more. Can you give it to me again?

puerileuwaite said...

studpug@gmail.com

Little Lamb said...

Thank you, After I told you I didn't have it anymore, I found that I did still have it. Do you still have mine?

puerileuwaite said...

No I don't. :-(

I will have it if you do email me.

Little Lamb said...

Well Pug, that makes me very sad. You don't have my email address. :-(

You have a good solution to that dilemma. (Is that how you spell it?) I like it.

/t. said...

ok,
enough
of this flirting
with the pug, LL, and back
to work... musing for me -- it would
never work for you two anyway -- he's too short for you

little lamb, the muse
is
little lamb, the mute

NEW POST!

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/t.

Little Lamb said...

It's been so long since my last post, blogger has changed. I have an idea for a new post, I just have to do it. I just have to figure out how the new blogger works. II don't deal well with change.

/t. said...

i hear you, LL

i guess that "progress",
tho i was happy with the old

looking forward to your new post and wishing you a warm & relaxing summer <3

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/t.

foam said...

just making a few rounds this morning. hope all is well!

Little Lamb said...

Thank you for stopping by. All is well. I guess I'm just being lazy on posting.

boneman said...

I thought maybe you were going for a new record.

(personally, that sounds like a good idea, at first, because I was getting tired of hearing Turn, Turn, Turn) (that's a song by the Byrds, for you younger folk)

I'm just kidding (no he's not) if you want to leave the same thing up forever, that's OK with us (no, it isn't) because we still like you even though some of us are going vegetarian.
Not MEAN vegetarian, mind you.
Dang.
You know how you can click on links at other blogs and go places? Well, I clicked on the paties, and I didn't go anywhere.
So, I clicked on bacon and a bunch of mean vegetarians showed up and yelled at me!
So, I definitely stopped clicking on the bacon.


No WAY am I going to click on the eggs.

Little Lamb said...

I guess I'm loosing interest in blogging, but I don't want to delete the blog because I don't want to loose contact with the bloggers I've met. Does that make sense?

I do wonder what would happen if you clicked on the eggs?

Little Lamb said...

This is my blog how come I can't access it?