Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Bluebirds 2010 at River of Life Farm

This picture is fro April 2009. I am anxiously awaiting the nesting season starting a about 4 weeks. River of Life Farm has a very nice start to a very good Bluebird Trail. This picture taken last April is of a female with a spider feeding her nestlings in the house closest to the North Fork River falls.

Monday, February 22, 2010

River of Life Farm; great birding location

Last May, while staying at River of Life Farm on the North Fork River, I drove the country roads to and from the farm. What a great place to find Eastern Kingbirds. Here are a few taken from the car window. Click to enlarge.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

November sunset on the North Fork River

Looking downstream from the falls on November 8, 2008. A golden and silver cast reflected of the water.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

A late fall day on Spring Creek above Rockbridge Mill

There are some nice trails just above the Mill on Spring Creek at Rockbridge. I spent an afternoon and evening hiking and snapping a few photos. It is really a beautiful place to walk; not quite a pristine as the River of Life Spring trails; but beautiful. Many migrating songbirds were calling along the trail. This is only about a 35 minute drive from the River of Life Farm and makes a nice side trip.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Rockbridge Mill on Spring Creek in February

About 20 miles from River of Life Farm (west and north a bit) lies the old town of Rockbridge. Rockbridge was the County Seat of Ozark County until 1880, when it was moved to Gainesville. A nice side trip can be made and is about a 35 minute drive through the pretty Ozark County countryside. Rockbridge is a great place to grab lunch.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Cute mid winter male Downey Woodpecker

This guy has started drumming today; Feb. 3, 2010. Not long until they pair up and begin their courtship ritual.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Northern Cardinals begin 2010 mating ritual

Starting last week in the snow, this pair has been singing to each other continuously; a very early sign of spring in the Ozarks. Click to enlarge. Taken Canon 1DS and Canon EF300 f/2.8 L IS lens with a 1.4 TC = 420mm f/4 IS lens.