Monday, July 23, 2007

Summertime, and cute chicks are everywhere....like this pheasant chick, not acting as wary as she should. Her parents were quick to take cover when I stopped to get this picture though, but I saw them earlier this spring......apparently when they were still "dating". They hang out in the same general area, which I pass daily on the way to work.
Here we have a Ruffed Grouse, they come in my yard for bird seed, too.Her babies look quite similar to the young pheasants, but they were more cautious.The wild turkeys seem to tend to hang in large communal groups with their babies, probably for safety.
Nice group of young-uns, huh?
Guess I lingered too long...time to fly!





12 comments:

Becky~ said...

Oh gosh! You captured these photos just wonderfully! What a thrill.

lisa said...

Thank you Becky! I'm just happy to SEE them, but when they let me take pictures, it's awesome!

Annie in Austin said...

Hi Lisa - your country life sure does has have fun moments, too.

Lisa, I'm not sure why, but I've been having a terrible time coming here... The browser keeps freezing up when it downloads your blog. After days of trying, I got onto this post individually via Bloglines, but when I clicked on other posts, Bloglines turned into a blob, too.

Well, I'll keep clicking because I love to come here and see what you're doing...and who the pheasants are dating.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Rurality said...

Wow! So cool! There are alledgedly Ruffed Grouse in Alabama, but I've yet to see one. I think there are so few that the locations are a highly guarded secret!

lisa said...

Annie-Sorry to hear that you're having trouble with my blog, but I sure appreciate your persistence! Has the problem been going on very long? I try not to have too many entries on the main page, because my posts have had a lot more pictures lately and that seems to cause slow-loading (especially with dialup-at home I can't see 2/3 of the pictures). I will look into this for sure!

Rurality-I bet nobody talks about where grouse are located because they are supposedly VERY tasty-more than other game birds! Personally I wouldn't shoot one, but I'd like to taste one that somebody else killed. (Hungry Hypocrite! ;-)

Crafty Gardener said...

What a great group of photos. We have grouse up in the back fields along with lots of wild turkeys.

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Lovely pics of cute little birdies. A few weeks ago I saw 6 pheasants walking along the road. I had to take another look because one of those 'pheasants' was a chicken. So funny!
Didn't have my camera with me though.

lisa said...

Crafty-Thanks! Aren't these birds just the coolest?

Yolanda-Thank you! That's too funny that a chicken was hanging around the pheasants...suppose they knew they're "distant cousins"?

Bob said...

How fun to see the wildlife. I really enjoy seeing the many birds coming to the feeders in my garden. I have heard that there are some pheasants in the area but none have come into the garden. I have had some real turkeys come to garden, but they weren't feathered :)

take care, BOB

Carla said...

Great pictures! I can't believe all the wildlife you were able to capture. And don't those pheasants just look so funny when they go for a little run. They crack me up every time.

Dan said...

What sweet little birds! And they sure gave you time to take some really nice photos! Thanks for visiting my blog Lisa!

lisa said...

Bob-Heh...I have the same "turkey" problem, but mine know enough to at least bring beer! ;-)

Carla-They sure do look funny running, especially when they seem so much more "graceful" when you see them sitting still. The turkeys are even funnier when they try to walk fast-they get that neck pumping back and forth like they're trying to wind themselves up or something.

Dan-Thanks for visiting my blog as well! Your blog is very entertaining-you're an excellent writer!