June 10, 2017

Finch, Turtle, and Waterfowl


We've had a couple of finch families in our bird houses this spring. Perhaps they appreciate my feeding them all winter.

Also, a large turtle ambled through our yard. I saw him from the window and had time to grab my camera and take his picture.



I took the last three photos at our community lake this morning. I believe the goose is a hybrid.

I don't know who laid these eggs. I wonder if the parents have abandoned them. A broken egg lay nearby.

The ducklings are doing well. Mother duck has been taking good care of them.


15 comments:

  1. Wow !! You made fantastic pictures !! How nice to see birds that I just love!
    Happy Sunday, dear friend !!

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  2. Hello, great shots of the finches. The turtle on the grass is one of my favorites. I also love the ducklings. Very cute. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week ahead!

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  3. Excellent sightings! You always have a special way of showing off your beautiful area of the world. I so enjoyed it all.

    Thanks for linking in and sharing your experiences and photos with us at I'd Rather B Birdin'!!

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  4. That turtle seems to know where it is headed

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  5. awesome captures...it's so exciting to have babies, especially at our age - hehehehe!!

    great snaps of the finches, they look like our sparrows!!!

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  6. Nice photos, wow a turtle in your yard, how amazing is that, I'd lo ve to be in thyat situation.
    Take care, have a good week, Gordon.

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  7. Such lovely photographs, my favourite is your first one.

    All the best Jan

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  8. Wonderful photos! I love watching finches.

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  9. We used to have finches at our feeders in Oregon (previous life) and I love watching them. Mom Duck is doing a good job herding her flock. Kinda' sad about the eggs, but everything else is looking great around your area this late Spring/early summer/ between seasons/ or whatever we call early June. I enjoyed every bit of this post.

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  10. Love the turtle! And the mother duck and her ducklings are so sweet.

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  11. Great photos! Your finches also remind me of the sparrows around here. How exciting to have a turtle in your yard.

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  12. Birds around the house are always a great thing to see.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  13. Love your ducklings and the turtle. :) Just to see a turtle in your yard. To me that is amazing :)

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  14. Great pictures! I especially like the one of the turtle. Looks like he is posing just for you!

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