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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A BANNER MOM'S DAY FOR ME (A SURPRISE BIRD GIFTS ALL DAY PHOTO BLOG)


Hi Everybody!!
WOW, Mom's Day was a banner day for me. I knew from the moment I glanced out the office window at the hummingbird feeder and saw a big, fat yellow hummingbird! Of course, it was not really a hummingbird, but my sleepy eyes had no idea what is this migrating beauty? The Day just kept getting better! I did not have my kids as they were off in other cities. I did have some other kids who invited me to a Mother's Day of Fishing at their lakehouse. I call these guys the Twin Friends because they are twins! I also call them wizards as they are my computer guys. Anyway, we took off for Lake Winona, which is in Grimes County just north of my Waller County. Your photostudy is from the lake. Enjoy! 


















http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orchard_Oriole

Orchard Oriole

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Orchard Oriole (Icterus spurius) is the smallest North Americanspecies of icterid blackbird. The subspecies of the Caribbean coast ofMexicoI. s. fuertesi, is sometimes considered a separate species, theOchre Oriole.
Orchard Oriole
Adult male I. s. spurius
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Passeriformes
Family:Icteridae
Genus:Icterus
Species:I. spurius
Binomial name
Icterus spurius
(Linnaeus, 1766)


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Lake Winona, Grimes County, Texas 2013









































































































http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow-crowned_Night_Heron

Yellow-crowned Night Heron

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Yellow-crowned Night Heron (Nyctanassa violacea, formerly placed in the genus Nycticorax), also called the American Night Heron or squawk, is a fairly small heron, similar in appearance to the Black-crowned Night Heron. It is found throughout a large part of the Americas, especially (but not exclusively) in warmer coastal regions; an example occurrence is the Petenes mangroves of theYucatan.
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Yellow-crowned night heron at a pond in Tarpon Springs, FL.
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Subclass:Neornithes
Infraclass:Neognathae
Superorder:Neoaves
Order:Pelecaniformes
Family:Ardeidae
Genus:Nyctanassa
Species:N. violacea
Binomial name
Nyctanassa violacea
(Linnaeus, 1758)






























http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Blue_Heron

Little Blue Heron


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Little Blue Heron
At Cananeia, São Paulo, Brazil
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Aves
Order:Pelecaniformes
Family:Ardeidae
Genus:Egretta
Species:E. caerulea
Binomial name
Egretta caerulea
(Linnaeus, 1758)









































































I capped the day off on my porch where I caught the Kite and the Hummer!











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Information Links for Lake Winona:
http://www.placenames.com/us/p1860282/


Lake Winona


Reservoir in Grimes County, Texas, USA.
Latitude: 30.25167 : Longitude: -95.91833

Rental Cottage on Lake:
http://www.lakewinonacottage.com/

The view from the twin's back porch!  (Thanks Guys, great day!)
.....this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek!  See You next time. Of course, one more great performance with relaxing music:

Purple ' HERON '@ the river in the hot afteroon ..a RELAXATION MUSIC for 'Lunch-Break' !


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3A-vQC0klL0
O+O