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Each summer I look forward to the birds.

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Killdeer

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Hummingbirds

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Starlings

But I love my barn swallows.

I don’t care about the little piles of poo.

There’s just something about their little beauty, twittering and chirping that warms my heart.

When I see those little baby heads peering over the edge of the nest, I run for the camera!

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We have about 5 nests throughout the horse shed and big barn.

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I spy between 2 and 5 chicks squeezed into the various nests.

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Of course the watchful eyes of the parents, too.

http://birds.audubon.org/birds/barn-swallow

Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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I gotta tell ya…

One of my favorite things, is to watch the horses run and play in the pastures.

I open the gates everyday for their grazing enjoyment.

Yesterday I decided to grab my camera, for some action shots.

You know, you can never have enough of those stored on your computer.

So here we go!

 

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Even fat, little Tater Tot got into the race.

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Everyone seemed to be doing their own figure 8 patterns, almost playing chicken with each other.

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Farting and squealing…

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Squealing and farting…

Ahhh,

Just such a feeling of beauty,

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grace…

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…and comic relief.

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Don’t sell him short (yes pun intended) those little legs were a blur.

Atta boy Tater!

I see Kentucky Derby in his future.

Don’t you?

Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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Just going about my business, doing chores one night.

When all of a sudden I was getting scolded by this mad little mama.

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The pile of old shavings behind her contains one little egg.

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Not the sharpest photo but she made sure she was between me and her nest.

That is, until she faked an injury which caused me to follow her.

Well played little mama, well played.

 

Until next time…Appy Trails Smile

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