I've been crazy busy this week with work. I was assigned 22 cases. That's good for the wallet, but leaves chasing my tail. I also have several active clients for web site work at the moment, too. I was out doing assignments in the rain again today. I'll share my best wildlife sightings.
First is the wild turkey. If you track any nature blogs from the Northeastern U.S., you've probably seen pictures of them before. They are much funnier looking than the white domestic turkeys.
These are young males. See the "beards' of feathers hanging off their chests. Most females don't have these. The "snood" - that red thing on their heads, can change colors.
Next we have the elusive and rare wren-tailed blue duck. It's so rare, I'm speechless.
Actually, I would love to feature this entire yard, but I probably shouldn't do that. The family was not home, but they have to have several crafty people. There were all kinds of decorations made with cement and small stones, colored glass, tiles, etc. There was a garden trellis gate woven of saplings and the pathway was named with twigs attached to the top bar. Baby trees were ringed with rocks. It was all quite interesting!
Here's the best, though. I was driving down a dirt road, in the pouring rain, and two large animals appeared in the road ahead of me. Two... black...cows.
They were actually fairly dangerous to get by. Mom was considering thinking of me as a threat. They insisted on trotting along right ahead of me, and mom put herself between me and the calf. She kept looking over her shoulder at the car. I wasn't sure that she might turn and charge the car if I tried to pass. But eventually she and the calf turned off into the bushes. Hope they find their own field soon!
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