Friday, August 19, 2016

Feathers on Friday for 8/19

Ruby-Throated Hummingbird

Happy Friday!  August has been a busy month for me and my family so I haven't had much time to post.  I don't know why it took me so long to buy a hummingbird feeder but I finally bought one and almost instantly, we had two females visiting the feeder.  A male has now joined them as a frequent feeder.  My two boys have loved watching them and their amazing flying.  I was able to get these two shots of them.  I have lots of not so good ones as anyone who has tried to take pictures of these fast moving, small birds know.  

The Hummingbirds love to drink from the milkweed plants too.  Though, we haven't gotten any Monarchs this year just Swallowtails.  

I posted this picture on Twitter but I figured I would post it on the site too.  This is our garden friend, the Pickerel Frog.  While trying to ID this guy, I discovered it is the only native frog in the United States that is poisonous.  I never knew there was any poisonous frogs in the U.S. but, this little guy secretes poison out of it's skin that can irritate the skin and eyes.  

Have a great weekend and Happy Birding!  

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