September is Flying By


I bet you can't guess where I have been today!  :)  
Yea, another hog show! 
 Kids brought home some ribbons, and now they 
have one more to go- the state fair. 

These three were pretty nonchalant about the whole ordeal:

I threatened to take their banana popsicles away-
they look pretty mad about it, don't you think?

Earlier this week, my sister and I drove up to the lake to visit with our parents.  I remember last year when the government shut down the parks and told them to go home.  Politics!  Anyway, it was peaceful and we ate hamburgers and watched the birds fly around and round in circles out over the lake, and of course, a crow landed on a limb right over our heads & just had to break the quiet.  He doesn't look as healthy as MY crows at home look.  :) I'm not partial or anything...just sayin'.



Speaking of birds at home (I'm almost done now..I promise)  we have a new bird hanging out on the pond.  This evening, I finally got a shot of him,  But I still don't know what he is.
My son in law says pheasant..I would say yes, but he's kinda big. He hangs out with a little blue heron and is that size.


I've zoomed in  on him, so he's a bit fuzzy.  
Any ideas?

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Have a great weekend! 

38 comments:

  1. Congrats to the kids on their pigs!
    Happy you visited with your parents at the lake. Sounds like a relaxing time.

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  2. Congrats to the kids and the hogs for bring home the ribbons.. Funny looking crow.. I am not positive but I think your pond bird maybe the Green Heron.. Great post, Terri! Thank you for linking up, have a happy weekend!

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  3. No idea on the bird. Good Morning Terri. Enjoying your header. We are still green in our bit of Missouri with all the rain we have had. I don't know if the leaves are going to want to let go. The lake sounds very nice and the burgers sound wonderful! Those are some beautiful pigs, the crow looks a little rough.. :)

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  4. Yeah, I think those hogs look furious! lol That's an interesting bird shot. No idea, but I'm sure he likes your pond.

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  5. Oh I really want to know what that beautiful bird is Terri hope someone can figure it out. Congrats to the kids for all the hardwork ribbons. Hug B

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  6. glad you got to visit your parents and this time they were not put out. i remember that post. to... that crow does look a little anemic to me... no clue what your bird is... love the hoglets...

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  7. It looks like a pheasant, but seems extra-large! The fairs sound like a lot of work, but fun, too. The pigs are really beautiful. I am glad the lake outing went well this year! Enjoy your weekend! Hug.

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  8. hogs sure are content. :) the last one's coloration reminds me of a green heron, but i can't tell for sure. :)

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  9. a bird in a molt isn't a pretty sight :O)

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  10. From a distance, I'd agree with your son in law that he looks like a pheasant. How fun to visit the kids at the judging and share in their pride at the ribbons. Pigs wouldn't be my choice for showing, however....maybe cows?

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  11. Congrats to the 'kids' on their ribbons! Creative shot of the boot on the fence and the crow!

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  12. That poor crow does look as though he's gone through hard times.
    Well groomed pigs!
    No idea about bird, pheasants usually have distinctive long tails. Too bad it's not a closer shot.

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  13. Well that crow is a little scrawny looking. You must feed your crows better. :) The strange bird does look like a pheasant from what I can see. The hogs are pretty. I love seeing the animals like that at the state fair.

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  14. Great photos! Great time! I liked the "eating hamburgers" part : ) The coloring looks like pheasant to me.

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  15. Love your Header! No idea on the bird. Looks like he has a tassel on the top of his head. I hope you find out so you can enlighten us!

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  16. It looks like a pretty bird, but I know next to nothing about them and wouldn't presume to offer an opinion. But those are fine looking pigs.

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  17. The pheasant is so beautiful, if that's what he is! And your pigs make me think of Charlotte's Web! :-)

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  18. Those hogs don't look too concerned about losing their popsicles. Ha! That does look like a pheasant, but I'm not sure. Very pretty scene in that last shot.

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  19. I think that is a guinea hen! Nice capture!

    Those hogs are actually cute! haha.

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  20. I was thinking maybe a heron but can't say for sure. Enjoyed your photos. Congrats to your kids and their pigs. Enjoyed the photos.

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  21. It's a Little Green Heron.
    I just posted a whole slew of pictures of one of them last week....here.

    Sweet images and loved reading your commentary. Thank you for sharing your link this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'

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  22. i had a pheasant that came to my back yard every winter. mind you i live in the suburbs....it looks like the one that visited me, they are quite large and beautiful!!!

    i like that boot shot!! congrats on those pigs!!!

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  23. Looks to me a Heron. Thanks for stopping by my blog this morning. I love your header collage. Wonderful images!

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  24. Congrats on the ribbon-winning hogs. The crow looks like he's molting.

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  25. First, thanks for stopping by; good to meet you.
    I think your bird is a heron. We have a rookery near here, with parents and babies and all. But in the spring and fall I encounter the occasional unattached young man forlorn by a nearby lake. I call him "heron and gone" as he leaves the instant I try for a picture.
    PS--I assume it's a young male; I cannot imagine a young female standing around with nothing to do.

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  26. Nice to visit your fine blog!

    Some creatures just stay fuzzy I guess :-)



    ALOHA from Honolulu
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  27. Oh, I really like the boot shot too!

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  28. Nice looking hogs!! Congrats on the ribbons!!
    Can't help you with the name of the bird!! Pretty bird though!!

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  29. Love the pigs! :) Not sure about the bird, but that crow is looking a bit rough. Have a great week!

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  30. Ahh fair time....our fairs here are so darned early that it doesn't seem right. Those hogs look pretty upset by the whole deal! Bird does look too big for a pheasant, I think Anni is right - green heron, especially with the company he was keeping and the location.

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  31. Reading your post made me smile....it is a perfect way to spend September...state fairs, Kids, Hogs, wild life ...out and enjoying everything and each other. Perhaps the bird is some kind of quail?

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  32. From what I can make out it looks like a green heron. Enjoyed the pics, especially the hogs. Congrats on the ribbons!

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  33. It sounds like the ideal way to spend a September day... at the lake, eating hamburgers and watching the birds fly around.

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  34. Yea for spending time at a hog show! Sounds like fun to me. My Mom's Dad had a few Durocs and my Dad's Dad raised Burkshires.

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  35. I did not real all the comments...will say the pigs are a beautiful color! What kind are they? And congrats to your children.

    I don't think the bird is a pheasant...I was wondering if it was a green heron, too.

    Pheasants have a bright red patch around their eye--at least the male does. And the males have a white ring around their neck. The females are browns and tans and blend in so well with dry grasses that you hardly see them. Also, the male has a long tail...

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