A Common Grackle.
Usually associated with blackbirds, the grackle has
a pretty iridescent blue/purple head and yellow eyes.
A Common Tern.
White, black capped head, orange beak.
I tried not to scare it off. When I turned the camera to take different photo it flew off
and I missed it!
There are many varieties of these two bird species
and I guess these are the most 'common'. :-)
I finally had 2 busy days in a row!
Yesterday a friend and I visited a good friend who
is recovering from cancer treatments. She is a shadow
of her former self but is on the road to recovery.
I think the cure is worse than the disease sometimes.
This dove was sitting in the bird bath the other day.
I need to caulk it as it leaks so the birds can't bathe.
It was sunny and hot today! It started clearing yesterday
and today the sun shone steadily from dawn until noon.
Then the clouds rolled in again with sunny breaks.
At least it was warm!
Today I went to the greenhouse again.
Last trip. I promise.
I bought some annuals to put in a few empty spots among
the perennials and I also made up a hanging basket
and 2 large square containers. I'll post photos when
things start filling out.
I also worked on the painting of an old table and finished
the bookshelf that will go on the deck.
It's supposed to rain tomorrow so I won't put it out until
Sunday. I'll have to look around for some
junk things to
decorate it with.
I have 2 photo jobs to do tomorrow at 2 different functions
in the same time period. It could be interesting as
one of them requires me to drive all over and take pictures
of those from our church taking part in "Love Fredericton".
The other assignment is a ladies breakfast at the church and
I don't want to miss that.
While out in the countryside today I got some great
You'll have to come back next week to see them okay?
I hope you have a super weekend.