The Turkey Vulture is one of the most amazing and beneficial birds in the world. We are very fortunate that they are so abundant throughout Oklahoma. These birds can be seen perched on old buildings or barns but spend much of their day soaring in the sky looking for food. Unlike most birds they rarely flap their wings. They are such skilled gliders that they can stay in the air for more than six hours. They are an extremely important part of our ecosystem because they clean up the flesh of decaying animals. The Cherokee Nation calls these birds "Peace Eagles" because unlike other birds of prey they do not kill. They are actually quite magnificent when you get to see them this close up - Oh and a little ugly!!
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
My husband was out doing some HONEY-dos and heard the hum of this swarm of bees. It stayed around for a few days and them moved on. One of the days that it was here it was cold enough that I was able to walk right up to it and take pictures! Pretty neat huh?
As most of you know, one of my most favorite things in the whole world is my rooster Stephen! I have had chickens for many years and never had I had a boss like him!
He LOVES to be held and he comes running when you call him just like a dog would!
He takes care of all of his "girls" and makes sure that he doesn't go to bed at night until they are all nicely tucked into the coop.
When I saw this banner for the Rooster Days Festival in Broken Arrow I was sure that it must be the world's BEST festival!!
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
For fans of the movie The Birds here's a little trivia for you! Alfred Hitchcock saw Tippi Hedren in a 1962, commercial that was aired during the Today show and put her under contract. In the commercial for a diet drink, she is seen walking down a street and a man whistles at her slim, attractive figure, and she turns her head with an acknowledging smile. In the opening scene of the film, the same thing happens as she walks toward the bird shop. This was an inside joke by Hitchcock. I couldn't help but think of the movie when I saw this massive flock of birds on an Oklahoma roadside.