A Bird in the Hand—Thursday, June 25, 2015

SHOur stupefying heat has broken! Yesterday a big storm blew in, crashed around and blew out–no real rain.  But right behind it was cool air!  Enough cool air to feel like an early fall day! It isn’t, but it is a nice.

SwallowThis little Swallow was a little puffed up this morning waiting for the sun to break through the clouds.

QuailWe have been seeing lots of the Gambel’s Quail in the hollows and valley’s along the hillsides of the farm.  This one was trying to keep us from the nest!

Owl-in-treeBoomer and I saw Ruth the Wise Owl…she was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay over there, that’s why the photo is so blurry. Boomer bayed at her.  She did not respond.

More-lovelyThen there is this lovely (does anyone know what type of bird this is?)  I have several living in the old cotton wood tree in the yard.

Terry and I are just about caught back up…only hay to haul and wood chips to scatter on in my yard. Sure is a good feeling.  The ditch rider cut the water back, we will have to change water more now and not be able to set as many rows.  It can all be done, it just takes time.

I hope each and everyone of you are having a perfect summer day.

Your friend on a Western Colorado Farm,



37 thoughts on “A Bird in the Hand—Thursday, June 25, 2015

  1. So nice to catch up on projects I bet but then YOUR projects are always going I think. Glad it cooled off – we are looking at record setting heat this weekend – YUCK! Stay cool and hope you get rain – IF the hay isn’t down that is.

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  2. Beautiful sky and birds! She looks like a Western Kingbird with that head and beak – check for wing bars if you see her again 🙂 If no wing bars, she sure looks like a Western Kingbird – especially if she has narrow white edging on both sides of the tail. If she has wingbars, perhaps a female Scott’s Oriole… perhaps?

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  3. We have western kingbirds in our yard too,but i’ve never known their names til now. Thanks. A New York blogger helps a Colorado blogger identify a bird for a California blogger. Love it.

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  4. I’m glad your heat has broken. We’re supposed to get some relief on Saturday. I very much enjoyed your bird photos. I’m happy to hear that the two of you are getting caught up on the work that needs to be done.

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  5. Oh, there’s nothing like a cool change to make everything seem better suddenly. But I don’t think our notion of cool is quite the same as yours! Our coldest night so far this winter has been 48F…

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  6. I love the little quail. We have Bobwhite quail here. I’ve mastered their call and can often get them to come closer so I can see them. They are terribly skittish! I’m thrilled that you were able to get a photo of yours!

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  7. warmth and sun are nice..hot and humid is not….Have you seen those people in india dying of heat exhaustion…..I am pleased that you are all cool again, and I love the little birds, even the one with no name…have a great day Linda my dear

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