I’ve been learning my birds all over again… such as these ani which I captured on camera playing in one of our backed-up gutters:
Ani are in the cuckoo family and aren’t particularly shy.
They live in groups and sometimes follow me around when I’m string-trimming the yard, hunting the insects and worms I uncover.
Aren’t those beaks something else? That’s a crazy-looking schnoz, bub.
I’ve also enjoyed meeting new hummingbird species:
That’s a heck of a hairstyle, isn’t it? I should do my hair like that.
This looks like a different species from the hummingbird I filmed feeding her baby down by the creek.
It’s interesting learning new species of plants and animals after having lived most of my life in Florida with a few years in Tennessee.
Some of the wild edibles are the same, such as the amaranth species and the Sida we find here and there. Many others I am just learning.
I feel like I don’t have enough years in my life to see all the plants and animals I would like to discover.
Gotta avoid future machete injuries – that may get me closer.