Feathered Creatures and Speckled Eggs

Spring is a great time to photograph birds, so I’ve gotten several neat pictures of both birds themselves and nests which I wanted to show you today. 🙂

The first subject is this ADORABLE little golden-crowned kinglet we found! It knocked into a window and we brought it inside while it recuperated. It was so sweet and tiny!

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Ahh I love these pictures of Megan holding it in her hand! Don’t worry, she wasn’t squeezing it, even though it might look like that. 🙂

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Well hello, cutie! I was so excited to be able to get pictures up close like this. The bird just kinda sat there calmly and posed. (It did finally fly away. 😉 )

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Next up we have some geese which I saw one time when Megan and Carmen and I were down at the pond looking for the muskrat that lives there. Last year a pair of Canadian geese made a nest at our pond, but I don’t think they’re going to this year. 😦

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And last but not least, we found two killdeer nests! In case you’re not familiar with killdeer, here’s a little information about them. 🙂 Killdeer are long-legged brown, black and white birds, and no, they do not kill deer. 😄 They’re named that because of their loud, screeching call which doesn’t actually sound much like “Kill deer” to me, but oh well… 😄

I think the most amazing thing about killdeer is that they often lay their eggs right in the middle of the road! I’m serious! They just scrape a shallow hole in the gravel or grass, maybe toss in a few twigs, and lay 4-6 eggs right there on the ground. It’s amazing they ever survive… that is, until you try to find the eggs. They are so well camouflaged! Ugh, I know it is NOT a great picture, but I just wanted to get an overhead view to show you how well disguised the eggs are. They’re even more so in real life. 🙂

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I think the speckled design is pretty neat looking, don’t you?

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These next few pictures are of a nest we found in the grass in a pasture near the road.

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Well there we are! Which was your favorite, the kinglet, the geese, or the eggs?

Before you leave, can I ask your honest opinion? Are you getting tired of photography posts all in a row like this, or do you like them? Photography is one of my favorites, if not my favorite thing to post, but I do like a bit of variety in the blogs I read. I have a lot more photography to post, but a lot more of other things too, so please tell me what you think. It certainly won’t hurt my feelings if you’d rather see something else now, and if you’re loving these, that’s great too!

Thanks for reading, my friends!

***Allison***

P. S. OH. MY. GOODNESS. LOOOOKEEEE! I cannot BELIEVE I have over 2,000 followers!! WOAH THANK YOUUUUU! I’m sure I’ll mention it again in my blogiversary post at the end of May, but for now, just thank you guys so incredibly much. ♥♥♥ I am much more excited than that sounded, but I don’t want to go on about it forever. 😄

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69 thoughts on “Feathered Creatures and Speckled Eggs

      1. You really do live in an amazing place. Thanks for sharing you world with us. Ever think of selling some prints of your lovely photos?

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        1. I do indeed! I’m am so very blessed. ♥ You’re quite welcome, Myra! It’s my pleasure. 🙂 Oh, thank you – I have thought about it before, but there’s so much competition I wasn’t sure if it would work or not. But yes, I would love to do that!

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  1. Congrats on 2000,Allison! You deserve your followers, since you’re a really lovely blogger. Thanks for inspiring me with your posts❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  2. All the animals are adorable! I did a post today about some baby groundhogs that live under my porch and I died! You’re lucky to have so many animals!! And I love your photography posts, but I also love your writing!

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    1. I know, aren’t they? Ha ha, that’s so funny! I think groundhogs are pretty cute and waddly myself, but my Dad doesn’t like them because they’re a pest and make holes in his fields. 😄 Hee hee! I’ll bet the babies were so cute! I shall go check out your post. 🙂
      Yeah, we do have a good bit of variety around here. Aww, thank you sooo much for the input, Mya! That was very helpful. 🙂

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      1. And I love them, but most think they’re annoying. And thanks for looking at mine, I totally wasn’t trying to advertise or anything but I thought it was funny we both did posts about fluffy animals on the same day…😂
        And no problem!

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        1. Ha ha, yeah! Oh, that’s fine – it WAS funny! But, um, I wanted to ask you were it was because I couldn’t find it even though I searched your blog… was it on AG Lane or do you have another blog?

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  3. Those eggs are really cool looking and I love that little bird!😍
    Are you kidding I absolutely love your photography posts well actually I love all your posts!

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  4. I loved these photos Alisson!!! I love it when you post pics. I also like your art posts. 🙂 That little bird is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO cute!!!!!!!! 😀

    -Addylover

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  5. Aww! The little bird is so adorable! Those eggs are so cool – they look like they have paint splatters on them. 😀
    Also, I’m not getting tired of photography posts all in a row, but if you’re getting bored of them, then maybe you could try doing some more DIYs or writing? 🙂

    -Clara ❤

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    1. I know! Yeah, that’s what I was thinking too with the eggs. 🙂
      Okay, thanks so much for the feedback! I actually really like posting photography, but I try to keep things a bit more balanced than only photography. So yeah, I might do a craft or some writing though soon! Thanks again!

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  6. I love the kinglet! It’s so cute. I think it’s even cuter that it stayed still and “posed” lol. Anyway, I honestly love photography and I don’t mind you posting more photography posts. But, variety is the spice of life so you can spice up your blog with different posts too.

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    1. I think it’s adorable too! Ha ha, yep, that was really funny. 😄
      Okay, thank you so much for your feedback! That’s pretty much exactly what I think about it too, so I’m glad to hear that. 🙂 Thanks again!

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    1. Aww, you’re comment made me smile really big, Enni. 😀 😀 😀 Thank you sooo much! Ha ha, I know right? They should have a “love” button that I can use for the posts I absolutely love. 😄

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  7. Aww, that little birdie is so cute! And that’s so cool that you found killdeer eggs-finding them in a road is kind of like an I Spy book!
    In answer to your question, I don’t really mind all the photography posts, because photography is one of my favorite things as well. I do think a good variety of posts is good, but you can judge that. 🙂

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    1. I know, right?! Ooh yeah, it is kind of like I Spy. We used to love those books when we were little (actually I still like them 😄 ). 🙂
      Thank you so much for your feedback, Christian Homeschooler! I’m so people seem to like the photography posts because I really do love posting them. 🙂 And yes, I totally agree with the variety of things too. Thanks again!

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      1. Yes, I still do too! When I was younger I always used to check them out of the library. 😉
        You’re welcome! I’m glad I’m not the only one that likes your photography posts. 🙂
        ~Christian Homeschooler

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  8. Dat wittle birdie is soooooooo cute! Aw……. And those eggs are really cool. And I don’t think killdeer birds actually say that either ;)!
    Well, since I love photography too, I don’t mind these posts one bit! 😉 I wouldn’t mind some more drawing/art lab posts either though!
    I’ve been wondering what I should post on my blog for the summer. It’s been for school writing (and I put a picture with every post) but I’m wondering what to do next……

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    1. I knoooow! 😀 😀 😀 Ha ha, yeah… that would be really odd if it actually sounded like “Kill deer! Kill deer!” Wow, that would be creepy. 😄 So do you have killdeer where you live?
      Yay, thank you! Art and photography are my favorite things to post, so I’m so happy you like those the best! Hmm… you could try sharing some of YOUR art and photography! Those are probably my favorite kinds of posts to read too!

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      1. Yes, we have killdeer (I live in MN)! I’ve never found a nest though!
        My art isn’t as pretty as yours though hehe! Thanks for the idea though, I might just follow up with it!

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  9. Aww the bird is adorable!❤️I also very much enjoyed the picture of the eggs, the pattern on the shells is so pretty.
    I love photography posts! I also love all other types, though.😉I think you should post whatever your heart desires! I’m sure everyone who reads your blog will be happy with whatever content you bring them.

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  10. SOOOOO CUUUUUTE! And omg those speckled eggs are so pretty. ❤ I love your photography posts! Just as long as you know that your blog isn't just MAINLY photography. 😉 And EEEEEK CONGRATS ON THE 2,000+!!! That's truly an amazing accomplishment. 😉 I've hit 300 which is exciting, considering that I've been around for only three months??? 😄 Congrats again!

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  11. So cool! I love your photography posts, they’re magnificent! But if you want to break them up with other things than you could do that too, up to you! I liked the eggs the best, they were so cool and a neat design! But the little bird was such a cutie!! One time in the summer a hummingbird flew in our house and landed in a windowsill, and my dad had to carry it out in a towel! It was cool! 😀

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  12. Great pictures! The little bird is so Adorable, and the eggs look like someone splatter painted them or something 😉 .
    WOW, congratulations on 2000 followers! It seems like so recently that you had 1000!
    ~Gracie
    P.S. And I don’t mind a bunch of photography posts. They are quite nice 🙂 .

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    1. Thanks, Gracie! I know, that’s what I thought too. 😀
      THANK YOU! I know, I can’t believe how fast it went! O.o
      P. S. Aww, thank you! (Again. 😄 ) I’m really glad to hear that!

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