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God's surprises #2


Thursday, January 03, 2013

We drove back to the east side of Leona Valley (where we usually hang out)
One of the fancy ranches.



The Bluebirds were in the trees, and taking baths again. Robins were there as well.














Further up the road I noticed a new black and white Calf. Unfortunately it was on the other side of Mama, and nursing. I plan to go back within a day or two to see if I can get a better pic of it. The legs are cute lol


There were several Ravens in the area






DH spotted the Red Shoulder Hawk


We were driving back down the road when I spotted a Red Tail Hawk. The first picture of the Hawk I was looking into the sun, so we drove up to the corner and parked. Nice and sunny there.






It's mate was 6 trees over.


On our way out we passed a nice looking ranch. Leona Valley hills are behind the ranch, and the mountains by my house are to the left.



We are on our way back home, and stopped to get some pictures of the country side. I love the trees in this area.


I was playing with the sun in this one


Not far down the road is the famous Red Tail Hawk tree. Mama Hawk is hanging around in the tree consistently. Her mate will show up soon. I can't wait to see new babies, and watch them grow like we did last year.






When we got home I spotted a Yellow Rumped Warbler in the hanging food dish.


In the backyard the Lesser Goldfinch were having a snack.


And this cute little Sparrow.


Almost everyday I walk out the door, and wonder what I will find to photograph. God always comes through, and sometimes throws in something special we don't see very often. Just makes for a great day!









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JAMER123 1/5/2013 1:02AM

    I really enjoy looking at your pictures and learning about the different birds you have there. Many we also have but I can never get close enough to really get a good look. Thanks for taking time to share!!
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RACEWELLWON 1/4/2013 8:11PM

    He sure does Jeanne , those are beautiful Ranches - love those Hawks! Lately we have had a Turkey Vulture in my backyard ! He is huge , I have not been able to catch a good picture of him. He is gorgeous and hungry - watching my fur babies real close as always. My neighbor raises chickens , so he's looking for dinner. A little unusual for me here in the city. Was curious what type of camera and lens you use for your lovely pictures? Oh , BTW - loved the Rose - Hugs K

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TXGRANDMA 1/4/2013 5:38PM

    Just love reading your blogs! Can't wait to see the new calf, when he is out from behind mom! His color looks extremely interesting!

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EGRAMMY 1/4/2013 1:58PM

    When I decide to give myself a treat, I look at a Hickok-Haley blog.

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FITANDFIFTY2 1/4/2013 3:14AM

    I so enjoy your pics!! Thankyou for adding that spark to my day!
Hugs, kathy

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SUSIEPH1 1/4/2013 2:06AM

    So beautiful Jeannie .. Always love to stop by your blog .. Hugs and Thanks Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ANGRITTER 1/3/2013 11:12PM

    I love reading your blogs just before I go to bed so I take the memory of these pictures with me.

Thanks for soothing my nerves again!

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MARLINDA5 1/3/2013 9:21PM

    what great pictures - amazing that you can take pictures of the birds without them flying away.

I love the color of the bluebirds. emoticon

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NATNOEL 1/3/2013 9:05PM

    you are blessed....wish we had bluebirds
I also wish I could take pictures like you
you always get such beautiful shots

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WINE4GIRL 1/3/2013 8:22PM

    Great photos and looks like a great walk!

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0309COOKIE 1/3/2013 7:58PM

    You take such beautiful pictures!


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IRISHMUM3 1/3/2013 2:25PM

    I love the joy that comes through your pix and blogs!

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JACKIE542 1/3/2013 12:26PM

    Just beautiful! emoticon

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TEALHAWK 1/3/2013 11:39AM

  Like all your nice pictures

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SWDESERTLOVER 1/3/2013 11:35AM

    Very nice!

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IDLETYME 1/3/2013 10:37AM

    All of the pictures are wonderful as usual I loved the last picture of the little sparrow!

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EFFIEANNIE 1/3/2013 10:28AM

    Lovely emoticon

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CARLANNIE 1/3/2013 10:23AM

    Those look like our Mountain Bluebirds. You take good care of them until they can come back here next spring!

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NILLAPEPSI 1/3/2013 7:59AM

    emoticon photos!!!

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NISSANGIRL 1/3/2013 7:09AM

    Beautiful pictures!!! what I would give to have that weather right now!!! thanks for sharing!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TWEETYKC00 1/3/2013 5:07AM

    Lovely. I can't wait to see that little calf.

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TCANNO 1/3/2013 4:37AM

    Now Goldfinches I have here but not for a while. I have too many cats here and had to spot feeding the birds. I have just started again and that has brought in a few Blackbirds.

I hope that this time the cats will stay away and give me a chance to use my camera in the garden.

No rain here and a bit brighter, so I may get out late.

Have fun with your camera...
Trev


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MARTHA-ANN 1/3/2013 4:35AM

    Great shots Jeanne, we've had the merlin sat on the back fence again this morning, it's finally stopped raining so he's about today!

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CHERIRIDDELL 1/3/2013 2:54AM

    What lovely photos Jean.You are so talented !

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