October 28, 2011

Sometimes the kids need a break.

Not sure what the sign is for. Do you really drop of your parents?
If it is to give care takers a break that's great, otherwise it seems odd.

October 26, 2011

Yellow Warbler

Yellow Warbler by ricmcarthur
Yellow Warbler, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.

Haven't had much opportunity to get out for a few weeks.
This is from last May

October 21, 2011

misty sunrise

misty sunrise by ricmcarthur
misty sunrise, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.

Early morning, just grabbed the camera, opened the door and shot.

October 19, 2011

FOOD FIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!

FOOD FIGHT!!!!!!!!!!! by ricmcarthur
FOOD FIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.

When we were in New Zealand in 2009 we went on a pelagic trip, a fancy name for taking a boat out into the ocean to see sea birds.

They put a bait ball bull of fish bits over the stern of the boat and albatross and other birds came in.
Occasionally they were very aggressive.
The bird on the right has a 10 foot wing span.

October 14, 2011

Thrush

Thrush by ricmcarthur
Thrush, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.

When I was a young fella there was a brand of mufflers named Thrush.
They were desined to be fairly loud and rumbly.

Considering how melodious thrushes are I don't understand the muffler name.
You can hear the wood thrush here.

www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Wood_Thrush/sounds

October 12, 2011

Burrowing turtles


Burrowing turtles a video by ricmcarthur on Flickr.

Something different today.
A short video of hatchling soft shelled turtles burrowing into the mud.
When your small and something big comes along, you hide.

October 11, 2011

It's hard being green

It's hard being green by ricmcarthur
It's hard being green, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.

A green tree frog on a branch. He's about the size of two thumbnails.

October 07, 2011

Home Inspector

Home Inspector by ricmcarthur
Home Inspector, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.

Mike Holmes would be proud.

For those of you who don't know the reference, Mike Holmes has a show on HGTV called Holmes on Homes.
It deals with homes that need repairs despite what the home inspectors said in their reports.

October 05, 2011

Rusty Mackaw

Rusty Mackaw by ricmcarthur
Rusty Mackaw, a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.

The Mackaws of Rondeau like pine cones and grass seeds on occasion.
This one turned up in our yard and I was able to get a shot of one eating a pine cone.


I think the propane delivery guy is playing a trick on us. I like his sense of humour.

October 03, 2011

Now THAT is a steep hill.

Now THAT is a steep hill. by ricmcarthur
Now THAT is a steep hill., a photo by ricmcarthur on Flickr.

As seen in northwestern Ohio. If you have ever been to northwest Ohio you know it is flat as a table.