Moments later, after I exited the gates of the preserve, I noticed three Common Grackles sitting close together on the edge of the tile roof of a neighbor's house. Two males appeared to be vying for the attention of a female who looked on. The males postured:
The male in the middle of the trio appeared to be the most assertive. He puffed up his feathers. Both closed their nictitating membranes (third eyelids), commonly done as part of the display.
All three then flew off, so I do not know the outcome.
Overnight rain flooded the wet prairies. Seeking dry ground, seven White-tailed Deer appeared along the gravel road. They were barely visible, but their eyes reflected my camera flash:
They did not bolt away. Every time my camera clicked, they looked up:
Two Raccoons explored the margins of a puddle:
We enjoyed a beautiful red sunrise on two consecutive mornings. This was out of a hazy but cloudless sky on April 12:
The sun reflected off clouds on April 13:
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Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday)
Our World Tuesday
Wild Bird Wednesday
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