Featuring Digital PhotoArt of Rainbow Creek
by: brendasue

The Birds of Rainbow Creek

The Birds of Rainbow Creek
by: brendasue of Kates Cabin Bird Sanctuary in Waller County, Texas

Sunday, February 28, 2010

WORLD NATURE CLASS-2-28-2010-Discover Life On Rainbow Creek by: brendasue

To All People of the World

Come on in to our World Class of Nature & Photography Ideas

It is Spring on Rainbow Creek and the peach blossoms are popping out!

Here is Buzzbee flying in to give us another lesson on pollinating flowers. Buzzbee, would you give the signal?

Let the Class Begin!

Thanks Buzzbee, for showing us how it is done. Now Class, you will remember yesterday when we had such a celebration when our Canadian Friends came to Rainbow Creek. Well word traveled far and wide about what a party we had here for the birds and all the talk about the food.
You will never believe it---Today, the Mexicans landed looking for their Party. Unbelievable!

I have always called this duck a Mexican Squealer. They have another name: a Whistle Duck. So our photostudy today will be on these Mexican Squealers as they started coming in to Rainbow Creek. They kept coming more and more until we had a real fiesta going on. Enjoy!

This one thought about making friends with the Canadians!

This concludes our photostudy today on these darling little ducks.  Come see us again.

Goodnight Kate and Everybody in the World.  Sweet Dreams Tonight and Good Day Tomorrow.

...................brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek

P O Box 743, Hempstead, Texas 77445

WORLD NATURE CLASS-2-27-2010-Discover Life On Rainbow Creek by: brendasue


WELCOME CLASS:  Look at this Pot of Gold I found at the End of the Rainbow to share with You!  Parts of the Woods are so dark and deep that sunlight only glances through the trees.  Have you ever had the feeling that someone is behind you and watching you?  Well, I get that feeling most of the time in the woods because most of the time eyes are watching me. Of all the things I have seen in the woods, when I see it, it is already looking at me. I have never found a human in these woods. In this part of Texas we do not have any big game or Bears. Mostly,  I see birds. Sometimes racoons, possums, armidillos, red fox and deer. I have learned to tell by the sound of twigs and leaves what is moving across them. The most threatening live thing we have here is snakes: cottonmouths, copperheads and rattlers. I walk the woods and creekbeds more in the winter while the snakes are asleep. When the frogs and crickets start to sing again, I do not walk the deep woods.

So today I hear something moving in the woods. I feel I am being watched.  Well, Look who it is:  Blue Boy.
Let the Class Begin!

We have a Beautiful Spring Day at the other end of Rainbow Creek. The tree in the very center of the photo is a Sycamore Tree.  When he is bare of leaves, his striking white bark really displays the winter beauty.  In England, they are called:  Plane Tree.  It has little balls yet hanging in the branches. This is where the seeds are stored for future trees.

Now Class, if you have been with me for awhile now, you know sometimes things just get strange around here. It seems I am always the last one to hear about what is going on.
Well, it seems that in honor of the Olympics in Canada, we have some Ambassadors of Good Will that have come to Texas for a visit. And they have come to Rainbow Creek!  (Who knew?)

So as we say goodbye to this Sycamore Tree, Let us go Greet our new Friends from Canada!  Our Photostudy today will be on these Canadians. We will get a glimpse of what they are like.

Welcome to Texas and our green, green grass! How was your Flight?

This concludes our Photostudy for today.  Thanks to the Cannadians for dropping in.   A great Spring Day!

Thank You to all who are Joining our Class on Rainbow Creek.
It is my hope that Gardeners, Birders, all Natue Lovers & Photographers UNITE and Photograph the World.

Remember Big Blue Boy is watching You!

..............brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek          C  Ya!


P O Box 7433, Hempstead, Texas 77445


Friday, February 26, 2010

WORLD NATURE CLASS-2-26-2010-Discover Life On Rainbow Creek by: brendasue


Let the Class Begin!  Elisabeth, the deer, is opening our class today.
We are taking a field trip today.
Sometimes I drive off to see if I can find where the buzzards are during the day while they are hunting.
I found these 2 resting in a tree. I found some others out in a field.
While I was watching them, a Mexican Eagle came up to the buzzards.
He flew off to some electric poles across the street and two more joined him. These birds winter here on Rainbow Creek and they hunt with the buzzards.


This is the Female. This concludes our photostudy today. Come back and visit often.

Goodnight King and Goodnight Kate.  Goodnight Everyone, Everywhere in the World!

.................this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek            Smile Awhile!

P O Box 743, Hempstead, Texas 77445