The Watch Out Better Watch Out!

Northern Shrike at Viera Wetlands by Lee

“Deliver me from mine enemies, O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me.” (Psalms 59:1 KJV)

We were back at Viera Wetlands on Monday. Not much activity going on this time of year. I had an appointment Tuesday with the surgeon, so we went over the day before. It is 100 miles to Melbourne, FL. and it breaks up the trip to take our time.

Northern Shrike at Viera Wetlands cropped by Lee

After my meeting with the back surgeon, I will be having a 45 minute corrective surgery on August 3rd. With follow up visits I will need to go over there for into fall, maybe the birds will get back down here from their summer breeding and vacation. :)

Northern Shrike at Viera Wetlands by Lee

The photo at top was taken about 150 feet or more away. I zoomed in, trying to figure out what bird was sitting on the house. It was a Northern Shrike. Yet, when I got home, here is what I discovered. I couldn’t believe that the wasp had such detail, considering how far away and in only “program mode” on my Panasonic Lumix. Wow!

Northern Shrike Zoomed with Wasp at Viera Wetlands cropped by Lee

That Shrike better watch more carefully or he might get stung.

Really cropped

Even when birding seems slow, there are always surprises awaiting us. Just like the Lord. Just when we think we are going to live with a walking handicap, a surprise corrective surgery is presented. He, the Lord, always cares about us. Stay tuned to see if this will fix the issue.

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Viera Wetlands (Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands)

Other Viera Wetlands Birdwatching Trips

Sunday Inspiration – Shrikes and Vireos

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Nuggets Plus – The Weaver, The Caller (Ready)

Village Weaver (Ploceus cucullatus) by Bob-Nan

Nuggets Plus – Nuggets Plus – The Weaver, The Caller

by a j mithra

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Male weaver bird displays
partially built nest
and gives out
mating calls to passing female
with stretched wings and
hanging the nest!
JESUS stretched His hands
and hung on the cross
to call us!
Come unto me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Mathew 11:28)
Have a blessed day!

a j mithra

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Nuggets Plus – Yellow Jacket Wasp, The Alarm..

Yellow Jacket Wasp side ©©

Yellow Jacket Wasp side ©©

Nuggets Plus – Yellow Jacket Wasp, The Alarm..

by a j mithra

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When a Yellow jacket wasp
is in trouble,
it releases a chemical to alarm
and its comrades who are
within 15ft radius
rally to aid the victim in 15 seconds!
People are dying all around us
how soon do we reach
to aid them?

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.” (Isaiah 6:8)

Have a blessed day!

a j mithra

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