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Monday, July 16, 2012

Our World Tuesday: this July in the coulee

Usually, by July, there aren't many wild fresh greens to be seen in our world, but this year's exceptional rains have kept the deer eating and the birds singing.


Although we live in the wild, wild west, I've been told this pretty bird is an Eastern Meadowlark. I've never seen one, but my husband got this nice shot while he was walking Lindy last week. Correction: the person who said this is an Eastern Meadowlark now says it is a Western Meadowlark. She says they look the same but migrate on different paths.


The deer don't come very close in the summer, because there's no reason for them to do so. They have plenty of food in the coulee.
Richard Schear photos, July, 2012


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17 comments:

zeal4adventure.com said...

That singing meadowlark is such a pretty sight.

aka Penelope said...

The meadowlark seems to be singing quite a hearty song. And it’s nice to see deer content and well fed in the wild without needing to search for food near where humans live.

Sylvia K said...

What a gorgeous, colorlful bird and I do love the deer! Wonderful captures, Kay! Hope you have a great week!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

What lovely country to walk through.......within walking distance of your house?

Indrani said...

The bird seems to be singing with happiness.

diane b said...

Coulee is an interesting word I must go look it up. The little bird's bright yellow chest is lovely.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - it seems we are all getting a good soaking from the rain!

Nice pictures.

Stewart M - Australia

kaykuala said...

How nice it is to be with nature, Kay! It's fulfilling and uncomplicated!

Hank

Gary said...

Great deer shot, but fancy, a meadow lark. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Daryl Edelstein said...

what great captures ..

Tammy said...

Guess you got our share of rain! It's so brown here. Makes those beautiful pictures all the more beautiful.

Gattina said...

Our world at least my part of it, is also very wet and the poor flowers have too much water ! Unfortunately it makes the grass grow (for the olympics) and it's to wet to mow the lawn, sigh !

Randi said...

Such a cute shot of the Meadowlark!

Jenn Jilks said...

What great shots! I met a deer this morning, a fawn the other day. AND WE HAD RAIN TODAY!
Greetings from Cottage Country!

Carver said...

Great shots of your natural world.

Kay said...

Dick certainly captured that Western Meadowlark perfectly, right in the middle of its song. Wow!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful wild wild west it is! Perfect shot of the meadowlark!