A potpourri of photos.

A wrestling contest over who gets the tail feathers of a female Grackle.

Katy the dog, resting before the next Rabbit chase.

The sign over the hen house at my friends house says "Egg Plant."  Since there are five hens in the coop, I suggested they change the name of the coop to "The Mustang Ranch."  Look at that powder puff behind, of course they know how to accessorize.  A little gloss on their chicken lips and they would be good to go.  Very productive.  I stayed a whole week here in Mena, Arkansas with my friends and every day except one, five eggs.  5x7 =35 eggs minus 1.  Who could ever eat that many eggs?  I never knew that five hens could be so productive.  Three dozen eggs in one week, wow!

Wild turkeys in Palo Duro Canyon, a Texas State Park, thirty miles Southeast of Amarillo (off of Hwy 40).  A male and female pair.  Who ever thought accessorizing with a tuft of hair coming out of the chest, would be a good thing?  Weird.

Same park, a couple of Northern Cardinals (Cardinalis cardinalis).  First time I have ever photographed a Cardinal and then lucky enough to get two within minutes of each other

A Desert Wren

There is no picnic table below this rock, thank goodness somebody thought ahead.

This rock formation is called, "The Lighthouse."  I wonder who gets to turn the lights on and off?

Chief has a huge lower lip, don't you think?  All photos are from Palo Duro Canyon Park unless noted otherwise.

All photos were taken with a Canon EOS 5D MKii camera body and a 100 to 400mm 1:4.5-5.6 L IS telephoto zoom lens as well as a wide angle zoom: 24-105mm L IS 1:4 USM lens.


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