Ol’ Donkey Face…

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Seems like a gentle creature. The Donkey or Ass, Equus africanus asinus, is a domesticated member of the horse family. A male donkey is called a Jack, a female is called a Jenny.

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Big meal…

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This is not a technically good photo, but I was impressed with the appetite of this Great Blue Heron. In a span of about 15 minutes, I saw him catch and eat 4 of these large shad. I imagine these fish are alive when swallowed and it can’t be fun having them flopping around in your stomach.

Hungry Beaver was here…

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He was very busy last night.

Lichen…

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Lichen is a composite organism that is a symbiotic relationship between a fungus and a green algae. Some cultures have used lichens as a food source, but I think you’d have to be pretty hard up to resort to this. Some lichens have medicinal uses as well as the making of perfumes and dyes.

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)…

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This bluebird is a common small thrush found in wooded areas around here. It is the state bird of Missouri and New York. Mainly an insect eater, but will take fruits and seeds when bugs are scarce. This one is a male, as the female is a little more drab.

Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)…

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This bird of prey is also known as the “Chickenhawk”, though it rarely goes after full sized chickens. They will however, prey on anything from mice to jackrabbits. Because they are so common and are easily trained, they are the bird most often used for falconry in this country.

Morning Leaf…

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The dew was in a solid form this morning.

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