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Went to visit the Long Horns

Sunday, May 12, 2013

But first I played with Huck and Megs.

Alice and Sarge just watched.

Some of the Long Horns and Cows were resting by their favorite tree.

Hershey spotted me

This one just woke up from a nap. She had a nice long stretch.

I spotted a cow further down, right by the fence. What pretty eyes.

I had to laugh when I took this picture. One Cow looked like it was whispering in the other Cow's ear, when I noticed a Brown Headed Cowbird on the back of the female Cow. How appropriate.

I looked to the right, and the Cow that was stretching, walked over to where I was. It was so curious. Cute as can be too.

Then she walked off and joined the others that were near by.

I was walking back to the car when I noticed clouds off in the distance.

I looked up, and thanks heavens I did, because a young Red Tail Hawk was flying in circles.

It was time to head back home. On the way, I stopped by the famous Hawk tree, and no Hawk. However, I spotted a bird I have never seen before. At first I was baffled. It looked like a yellow Mockingbird.

When I got home I looked in "All about birds" website. I discovered the bird was a female Bullocks Oriole. I have been photographing the male Oriole, but this is the first time I saw the female. She is a beauty.

I was almost home when I decided to let Alice and Sarge walk in the open desert for a bit. Before I got out of the car I noticed a Roadrunner. He noticed me too.

Joshua Tree

Have a super Mother's Day for those of you celebrating!!

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    Good photos of the Roadrunner! I remember when we first moved here, my parents came to visit, and my Mom and I had gone to town. A roadrunner ran across the road in front of the car....I said to Mom "Did you see the Roadrunner?" and she thought I was pulling her leg! She thought they were ficticious birds that didn't exist but on WY-LEE coyote! It took me a long time to convince her that they were actually real!

    Loved the cows, too..........the Angus have such friendly faces! Of course, I like the splotchy coloring of the Longhorns! emoticon for another enjoyable blog!
    2442 days ago
  • PSMITH3841
    Great shots...as usual. emoticon
    2446 days ago
    Love your photos Jeanne, now I know what a road runner looks like emoticon .
    Your dogs look so happy and relaxed ..and the cattle are happy to pose for you.
    Love and Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon
    2447 days ago
    Such great wildlife you get to see! And I appreciate you sharing it too! Of course the cows are gorgeous and you're right so was that pretty yellow bird. Great pic of the hawk too.
    2447 days ago
    I always love reading your blog - the animals are so good.

    But of course your doggies are the best.

    Love the picture of the Joshua Tree.

    Hope you had a Nice Mother's Day.

    2449 days ago
    I always enjoy your pics! I Adore cows... it is their eyes, they are so sweet!! I hope you have a wonderful week! Thank you for sharing your amazing day with us!
    Hugs, Kathy
    2450 days ago
    I love cows! We took more up to date pics of Brock O'Brahma the other day (remember him)! emoticon He is more curious about us, maybe he will come to the fence one day, like the ones do to you!
    What a gorgeous bird-yellow female oriole! You were lucky to see that one! I love those roadrunners, such a cool looking bird!
    Always enjoy your trips out in nature! emoticon
    2450 days ago
    Happy Mother's Day to you Jeanne . . . thanks for sharing your photos, as always. I love them!
    2450 days ago
    We have Orioles here now, so I will have to look for the female. They love the hummingbird feeder, lol!
    2450 days ago
    nice pics...I appreciated the pic of the roadrunner since we don't have them here, but I have seen them while visiting in texas....I always enjoy your blogs
    2450 days ago
    He is a beautiful bird Jeanne, I have not heard of this one before.

    I have heard of a Roadrunner but only in the cartoons

    Great shots

    2450 days ago
    When I was a kid, I was completely fascinated by cows. My family didn't understand it but I used to watch them and wonder how they could just chew ALL day and look so calm. emoticon

    The clouds are beautiful and the sky so blue, AND that bird in flight - what an amazing photo! You are very talented with your camera.

    As always, thanks for the inspiration and making my day. I love nature and it inspires me. Have a wonderful day!

    Love, Chelsea emoticon emoticon
    2450 days ago
    What a beautiful day!! Love your pics. Don't think we get Bullock's Orioles here, I've never seen one, but then I am on the opposite coast from you, so....
    Happy Mother's day to you, too, dear!! Hope you have a restful, peaceful, enjoyable day!!

    2450 days ago
    2450 days ago
    Happy Mother's Day to you! Looks like you had a great day out. Hershey is such a doll, gotta love cute cows, right?
    2450 days ago
    The littler cow is adorable!

    Have a blissful Sunday!

    2450 days ago
    All of the pictures were great. I really liked the flying hawk. Enjoy Mother's Day! emoticon
    2450 days ago
    Happy Mother's Day! Wow, that yellow bird is pretty. I am glad you discovered what she is.
    2450 days ago
  • JACKIE542
    Great pictures, good start to my day. It is suppose to get hot today. Loved the Oriole and the way the roadrunner was looking at you.
    Great shot of that Hawk, he is huge.
    Have a good Mothers Day, emoticon
    2450 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/12/2013 9:33:49 AM
    ooooh! the hawk picture is beautiful and I love the roadrunner - I see them here but have never been able to capture one. It looks like you made it do couple of mugshots.
    2450 days ago
    Love your pictures! Happy Mother's Day!
    2450 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    2450 days ago
    emoticon always love your pictures!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2450 days ago
    Wonderful shots as usual. Especially loved the Oriole.
    2450 days ago
    Your tour of nature is great, and the pictures are lovely! What is the horsrs name in your blog photo?
    2450 days ago
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