Western Kingbird

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The Western Kingbirds have made their return to the area gracing the fence posts and barbed wire along quiet county roads. Sallying out in search of insects then returning to their perch. Patiently waiting and intently searching for their next meal. Beautiful colors, some bright, some subtle, and a wonderful sight on a drive sown a quiet road.

 

Chippie Returns

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A few weeks back we began to see the Chipmunks scurrying around the area. After spending the winter in their dens and absent from sight they are a welcome addition to the late spring-summer population of area residents. Quietly going about their business and cute as a button to boot. Welcome back Chippie.

An unassuming walk

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Just the grass greening up in a landscape filled with sage and juniper. Quiet, perhaps the sounds of Meadowlarks and Sparrows singing, an unassuming landscape in a quiet place.

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Yet upon closer inspection we were provided with quite a treat. Chocolate Lily – Fritillaria atropurpurea were hidden in theses still greening grasses.