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THIS WEEK at I'd Rather B Birdin'
-photos of-

BEAUTIFUL
CERULEAN WARBLER
& Cape May Warber - Warbling Vireo


click on bird name[s] to view them
and read a bit of trivia about them!!
...............Hope to see you there!..............

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A bird in hand...it's worth TWO in a Tree?




Rain water in our yard is finally receding. We got more wetness Saturday morning, but nothing compared to last week. I'm not complaining tho...this is much better than the drought from the past years. As long as it doesn't get up so high that it reaches our doorways!! LOL

Of course with the heavy rains, comes heavy humidity!! That's okay too. For now at least, until I get 'sick and tired of it'. Y'know? That's only the nature of this beast.

I just finished making a pan of meatless manicotti! Seriously, it's been eons since we have had this entree. Thing is tho, with my diet being changed and all, everything is now fat free. I have to add more seasoning to make up for the saturated fats. rofl. Just hope it will be a tasty dish of Italian. And I won't feel guilty. I cleaned and sliced up fresh fruits and have them all in containers and refrigerated for my snacking frenzies during the next few days. Apple slices, cantaloupe, fresh strawberries, kiwi slices and fresh pineapple. Oh and I cleaned a lot of baby carrots. [I always have those on hand for our lettuce salads anyway.]

After Friday's walk, we didn't feel like going out anywhere today [Saturday], so I'll share a bit of what I've been seeing the past week...

Just yesterday afternoon, in our pecan tree, about a dozen warblers were busy munchin' away on the catkins!! If you don't know what catkins are, then let me explain...they're the 'flowering' part of a tree/plant that are 'single sex' which means they don't need pollination to produce. In my following images you can see them clearly dangling from the brances!! If you're one who likes to photograph birds, you most likely realize that warblers are a huge challenge to get in the lens and have time to release the shutter button before it moves/flies out of view!! I managed to get TWO decent images of the Black Throated Green Warbler.  THREE OTHER FANTASTIC birds I shared this week at I'd Rather B Birdin'...a beautiful BLUE warbler for one.  Just click on the link at the top of my blog. 

PECAN CATKINS


...a couple of days ago, on Mustang Island, walking one of the bird sanctuaries, I spied a lot of limes [a Mexican Lime] on the tree!!! I thought it made a good photo.



Before the heavy flooding rain, I managed to get out on the patio and get photos of my cactus plant that I moved here from Tucson. A few years back, I re-potted it from one planter...and trying not to get stuck with its needles, I just let it break up and planted them in three pots...it blooms like clock work!!! But now...this week, the blossoms were heavily damaged, as fragile they are.


Well, enough gabbing for now. Tomorrow [Sunday] is the last day for the Audubon Guided Bird Tours, so perhaps when you read this, that's what I will be attending. Afterwards, when that is over, I plan to head over to the cemetery where a lot of migrant birds show up. So many different birds have been reported there this past week. And, I'm hoping to find some and have my camera aimed at the trees!! Then, Monday I have an appointment with my Primary Care Physician which I will hear what she has to say about my blood work. :::sigh::: Hope it's a half way good report.