RV John

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Birds: More Woodpeckers. Here is a Red-bellied Woodpecker hanging on :) Hang on Sloopy by the MaCoys
Wood Pecker Red Belle photo RBB.jpg
This one just got a nice bite of suet.
Woodpecker Red-bellied photo RBM.jpg
It has been fun looking at all my old pictures this summer. By the way for those of you who are into photographing most all the series of pictures that I have posted this summer where taken with a Canon 20D, a camera that is very out of date by today standards.

Busy: Not! I should not be very busy today with it being Monday, maybe 3 out and 3 in.

Typing: After all these years blogging and typing, I still fight to not look at the keyboard while typing :(
I sometimes think I am a very slow learner.  photo mir05.gif

Smileys: Some people hate them some people love them and I am in between. I like using them sometimes because I like to convey a feeling of lightheartedness. I like them enough that I am going to add a link to my favorite smileys site, Smiley Arena You can finds lots and lots of free smiley there.

Night folks

Chill out time

Birds: This week I am going to do Woodpeckers, two or three kinds maybe and I’ll start with the Red-bellellied Woodpecker.
Woodpecker, Redbellied photo RBWPWF.jpg
Wood Pecker Red-belle photo RBF.jpg

Busy day: Sunday is always my busy day here at the park and it was so today. It is now a little after 3pm and I am caught up so …. it is chill out time :)

Night folks

Cooling off

Birds: Okay, here is the last of the Rose-breasted Grosbeaks. These birds where enjoying my platform feeder, back in the day when I was in a stick and brick. (stick and brick = House :) )
Female Grosbeak with a male Grosbeak and a male Cardinal in the background.
Grosbeak Rose-breasted S_4366
The boys just hanging out :)
Grosbeak Rose-breasted S_4406

Exercise: I walk a couple miles this morning and rode the bike for 4 miles this afternoon.

Added two more miles of bike riding to the day.

Weather: We have overcast skies this afternoon so maybe some rain later. Sure makes it cooler.

Night folks


Birds: A couple more Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks.
Grosbeak Rose-breasted F_5915
Grosbeak Rose-breasted F_4460

No Exercise: I will take the day off and let the knees rest for a bit.

Weather: We are into the hottest part of the month it seems and I am feeling it. Heat with just a little humidity added. 89° with 53% humidity, which is high to me, being in the desert for the last few years.

Night folks


Rose-breasted Grosbeak thu_0707
Grosbeak Rose-breasted_0723

Exercise: I took a late ride this morning on the bike and the wind was already up a little, so I just did 8 miles in the park.
I rode with MapMyRide! Distance: 8.82mi, time: 47:13, pace: 5:21min/mi, speed: 11.20mi/h.

Night folks

Feather Friends

Birds: Grosbeak, Rose-Breasted.
Rose-Breasted Grosbeak w_0706
Rosebreasted Grosbeak w_0666

Feather Friends: I sometimes post on bird forums and my favorite is Feather Friends and The Humming Bird forum. Both run by the same person. If you are a birder you should visit them. If you want to see post by me look for post authored by Poppabird :) Oh by the way, I have a link to Feather Friends over on the right side of the blog too.

Caught in the rain: I took my bike for a ride in the park and a rain came up really fast, got a little wet but it felt pretty good to tell the truth :)

Night folks

Errands on the bike

Birds: More Rose-Breasted Grosbeak.
Grosbeak Rose-breasted t_0649

Grosbeak Rose-breasted t_0705

Exercise: A nice bike ride this morning, I did a couple of chores while I was out by riding into town and stopping by the VA and Walmart.
I rode with MapMyRide! Distance: 10.42mi, time: 01:04:48, pace: 6:13min/mi, speed: 9.65mi/h.
Erorings on the bike

Night folks


Birds: Rose-breasted Grosbeak.
Grosbeak Rose-Breasted _0698
Grosbeak Rose-breasted_0647

Slower today: The busy of the weekenders is gone :) This is a nice slow Monday.

Exercise: Another good bike ride this morning.
I rode with MapMyRide! Distance: 12.18mi, time: 01:02:15, pace: 5:07min/mi, speed: 11.74mi/h.

Night folks

A Busy, Lazy Sunday

Busy Day: Today many of the weekenders left, so there where lots of cleaning to do and I have been doing just that. At any rate I am all caught up now ( about 2PM), so time to chill out.

Birds: The Bird of the week is …… A Rose-breasted Grosbeak.
This first one is the male.
Grosbeak,  Rose Breasted photo gb.jpg
And here is the Female.
Grosbeak  Rose Breasted photo LRBGBCU.jpg

Night folks

Rain still coming

Birds: the last of the Gold Finches.
Gold Finch S _9530 (2)
Gold Finch_7977
Gold Finch_Aug0073 (2)

I have lots of Humming Birds around now with the Rufous and Calliope Hummers migrating through. The Black-Chinned Hummers that are here all summer are having a hard time getting to the feeders with so many birds being on the feeders at once. I have two feeders out and sometimes I will have as many as 25 hummers at a time buzzing around the two feeders.

More rain: Yep, we got rain yet again today.

Night folks


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