Monday, April 26, 2021

More Indiana Birds

 

Another day of birding near Lafayette, IN. A private 88-acre wildlife reserve out in the farmlands, 
known as "The Burn." (For more info, see this publication of the local Audubon Society: "Lye Creek Prairie Burn."

A Greater Yellowlegs.

A Song Sparrow

A Pectoral Sandpiper.

What we are drinking at Elaine’s house:
IZZE soda, clementine flavor. First soft drink in ages!

Note about birding: playing birdsongs attracts birds, but it’s disruptive in spring when bird calls signal other birds about territory and attracting mates. In the past it was an unusual human behavior, but the iPhone has made it controversial and all too common. As a result, it’s often forbidden, as indicated on the signpost in the first  image.

Blog post © 2021 mae sander.



20 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Silly me. When I first saw that first photo, I thought that was a shotgun, not a camera. I am SO glad it was good a good shot, one that will last a long time.

I've never heard of IZZE soft drinks, but it sounds good at least. Thanks for sharing Lye Creek Prairie Burn with us, as well as your soft drink for T this week, dear Mae.

Kate Yetter said...

Lovely photos of the birds. Izze soda is delicious but I can't find it around here. It makes me want to find some. My favorite flavor is Black cherry.
Happy Tea Day,
Kate

Halle said...

Lovely bird photos. IT's funny...the older I get the more interested in birds I get. Seems like that happened with my folks too. Weird. :) LOL
Happy T day

My name is Erika. said...

I didn't see part 1 but this looks like a really fun day out. It's always fin to go look for birds and see what you can find. Especially right now as they all are returning to summer ranges. Have a great T day Mae. hugs-Erika

Linda Kunsman said...

I love bird watching. Nice photos. happy T day!

Iris Flavia said...

Cute birds. Usually here I only see icky pigeons, but yesterday I saw a tiny, grey bird that even wasn´t afraid when I passed by! Sadly had no cam with me, other I could ask you. It wasn´t hurt or such, just not afraid! The big ravens (I love them) always flee in panic. Birds are weird ;-)
Izze soda I have never seen here.

Tandy | Lavender and Lime (http://tandysinclair.com) said...

Why is the playing of birdsong banned, and why would someone do that in the first place?

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful bird photos, Mae. I've never seen a soft drink with clementine flavour, but it sounds good. Happy T Day, Valerie

Let's Art Journal said...

Such beautiful photos of the birds and views! That soft drink must have been so refreshing after your walk - perfect 😁. Wishing you a very happy T Day! Hugs, Jo x

Lisca said...

Great shots of the birds. Did you actually find out what they are?
Izzi soda? I've not heard of that one. It looks interesting.
Happy T-Day,
Hugs,
Lisca

J said...

Hi Mae, I also thought the first picture showed a man with a gun, beautiful bird photo, they are quite fascinating.
I've never heard of that soft drink, sounds delicious though.
Happy T Day
Jan S

nwilliams6 said...

Looks like a beautiful place on these pictures and your other post. So glad to see they have a free place to be. Around here the cameras would have been guns to the game birds for sure! Alabama is full of hunters and bird dogs! The soda looks fun - if you are going to drink a soda it should be a fun one!

Lovely post.

Divers and Sundry said...

I've never heard of your drink choice. Looks tempting. I've never seen any of these birds. Love your photos! My pet finches are set off by my husband's insulin pump, so it's not just electronic bird songs that can be disruptive. Happy T Tuesday!

Laurie said...

Wonderful photos! I’ve not heard of that drink before and the birds are new to me also, thank you for sharing this! ,, have a super day!

Jeanie said...

I never would have thought to play birdsong to attract birds unless you said. What a good idea!

Debra Eliotseats said...

Love your avian photos (always). I haven't had an Izzy in ages! :)

Sharon Madson said...

Lovely bird photos. I never heard of people playing bird calls, and to think it is so common they have to post a ban against it. Happy T Day

CJ Kennedy said...

Looks like a fun day of bird watching. I’ve been watching the cardinals nesting in the honeysuckle vine outside the kitchen window. Happy T Day

pearshapedcrafting said...

Lovely to see these birds. I do miss our visits to the bird reserve up North where we had our caravan. We did hear lots of bird song while out the other day and spent a while trying to identify one particular bird. No binoculars or zoom camera with us as we had just ben for our Covid vacs and went for a walk on the spur of the moment. The Sandpiper looks a bit bad tempered! I have never heard of that brand of drink. Have a good week, Chrisx

DVArtist said...

These are wonderful photos.