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Summer Begins . . . . . .

Summer Begins . . . .

….. at 2:06pm today!! It is officially the longest day of the year!! YEAH!!! This is when most of the birds are focused on their nestlings, days will start to get shorter, young will be fledging their nest, and second broods will be starting up again soon. We find us humans pulling out the flip flops and go straight to the pools (or beaches)!


16 responses

  1. Ohhh, bare tootsies – my favorite – to go barefoot or with flip flops! Happy first day of summer Tom!

    21 June 2007 at 3:43 pm

  2. Just now pulling out the flip flops? I must be rushing the seasons–actually, I pull mine out around March 1!
    Happy summer solstice.

    21 June 2007 at 4:39 pm

  3. Yes-I’ve been seeing young birds pop up-there was a baby Blue Jay sitting with a helpless look on it’s face out in my backyard.

    21 June 2007 at 5:24 pm

  4. I come expecting more bird pics and all I get is your feet? Sheesh. Happy summer to you too…


    Really though, summer kicked off with some awesome thunderstorms here. I watched a huge storm pass by barely missing us from a roof on campus during a tornado warning – couldn’t see the tornado though.

    ~ Nick

    21 June 2007 at 8:02 pm

  5. I know it is inevitable, but I do not want the days to get shorter yet! YIKES!

    Enjoy your flip-flops. 😉

    22 June 2007 at 1:23 am

  6. I’ve been following your blog. Makes me want to visit there! Keep up the good blogs and have fun!

    22 June 2007 at 7:19 am

  7. I agree that you have been slow on the draw – my Tevas have been seeing heavy action for months.

    22 June 2007 at 12:48 pm

  8. I LOVE summer! I saw juvie Tree Swallows having a summer party in the small prairie trees today. Happy Summer!

    22 June 2007 at 1:37 pm

  9. Wooo Hooo! Let those tootsies breathe! I’m with ya!

    22 June 2007 at 10:35 pm

  10. I was expecting you to say that you were getting a pedicure.

    23 June 2007 at 12:25 am

  11. Thanks Mon@rch! I hope you enjoy the summer too.

    23 June 2007 at 3:09 am

  12. Hi Mon@rch, Keep us Australian’s in mind. It’s the shortest day of the year here!

    23 June 2007 at 5:11 am

  13. Same to you Tom, great shot, I haven’t seen this kind in my bird or butterfly book.

    23 June 2007 at 2:22 pm

  14. Thanks everyone, ENJOY YOUR SUMMER!
    @ Pam, thanks and you too!
    @ KGMom – I wear my around the house during the winter months!
    @ Larry – They have and great to see all these babies around! Making ID’ing harder now!
    @ Nick – Sorry, look at my next post, I will make you happy! Well, probably more of birds that you really want to see though! Did I ever mention that I did some studies with birds in a Tornado Blowdown?? That should be another post one day when I am bored and have nothing to say! Hmm . . . I always have something to say! I probably should rephrase that!
    @ Trixie – I agree, days shorter?? Can’t happen! I guess if we all go visit David in Australia the days will start getting longer again!
    @ Dan – thanks and would love to have you visit the park!
    @ Marty – hard to pull them out when I am spending all my time hiking in the woods!
    @ Veery – VERY COOL! We should have some around here soon also!
    @ Mary – Thanks Mary!
    @ Susan – naa, not my thing!
    @ Barb – will do, thanks!
    @ David – I always forget you southern friends! Maybe one day I can visit Australia during your summer?
    @ Bernie – this is one you probably will not see much! LOL

    23 June 2007 at 11:30 pm

  15. Marg

    I agree my Birkies have been out since March!
    I hate flip-flops they hurt my toes!

    24 June 2007 at 3:34 pm

  16. Yep, flip-flop feet, that sums it all up! Happy summer to you!

    24 June 2007 at 11:59 pm

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