A Good Day In Western Kentucky

It was a good day outdoors. The mostly cloudy day never giving way to sunshine. Spent the morning making rounds to photograph. Saw a Great Horned owl being harassed by Osprey, an Eastern Kingbird, and Crows as it flew back to its nest to check on its chick. The Kingbird landing on its back and pecking its head. The crow tugging at its ear feathers. Saw two heron land in the water at the same time to catch a fish, they both missed it. Caught the eagles swapping out caring for their young on the nest. One bringing in a fish and feeding. Watched the cliff swallows catching insects above Kentucky Dam. Saw a Peregrine Falcon whiz by headed from the dam down river. I wonder where they are nesting?  A Tufted Titmouse was singing merrily as it worked along an oak branch grabbing something and eating it. Caught it in one opening and whatever it is that it was eating looked heart shaped. Don’t have a clue what it was?

I mowed around the farm in the afternoon. Cutting walking paths around the garden and back through the fields and around our pond. By then the temps had warmed up in to the eighties. Took a pic of our bleeding hearts blooming. The plant getting crowed out and almost too shaded now. Wondering if I should transplant it? Made a quick meal of some barbecued brisket and went to bed tired and content. The thoughts of the wonders of our home in Western Kentucky filled my thoughts as I drifted off to sleep.

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Caught this first of the year Monarch as it flew past

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I spotted this Morel Mushroom near the end of the garden

Our daughter Becky made a trip to the garden to cut the Asparagus and found some more Morel’s along the edge of the garden. This is her cellphone pic, a nice basket I thought depicting the time of year to start gathering both.

Today’s Flashback Photo

 

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4 Responses to A Good Day In Western Kentucky

  1. Ellen says:

    Haven’t commented lately, but must say that yesterday’s and today’s pix and story lines are so beautiful. I’m hard pressed to pick favorites or to comment. Will say that the Crow chasing the Owl is something I’ve never seen live nor in pix. I wonder if the Owl had sought out the Crow’s young? and the Crow warded it off. Nature, such a wonder! And you’ve captured so much of it. Thanks again for seeking, ‘shooting’, and sharing it.

    • Grampy says:

      Ellen,
      Thank You and Your Welcome. Crows constantly harass owls. This one every time it leaves the nest. Sometimes when it is on the nest. They chase the eagles as well. They probably do have young now and any predator is worthy of chasing off.

  2. That’s quite a shot of the crow on the owl’s back. I’m surprised it doesn’t move away with so many other birds harassing it.
    That’s a great crop of morels! They’re much bigger than what I see here.
    Later on in summer the bleeding heart should start to yellow and go dormant, and that’s the best time to transplant it. Since it’ll lose its stems you might want to mark its new home so you can water it now and them if it’s dry.

    • Grampy says:

      New Hampshire Gardener,
      Thank You, The owl has an owlet in the nest so won’t leave until it is raised. That one was a good sized morel. Thank You as well for the transplanting info…

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