aweeshaducci66 A Peahen =) Most people referrer both male and females as peacocks but really that is just males, females are called Peahens. Then both are called peafowl. Which are in the pheasant family. There are two species of peafowl: thee Indian Peafowl and the Green Peafowl. Both are endangered because of habitat loss, smuggling and predation. They're one of the largest flying birds in the world, with tail the reach sizes up to 5 feet long and can weight up to 13 pounds. Their main predators are tigers, leopards, and mongoose which I think they are pretty safe from in Hart Park. Lol. #peahen #peafowl #hartpark #bird #birds #birding #hartparkpeafowl #beautiful #birdcatch #birdsofig #birdfreaks #birdextreme #birdsplanet #birdwatching #birdsofinstagram #bird_watchers_daily #canonphotos #nature #natureonly #natureshotoftheday #allmightybirds #nationalgeographic #anythingfeathered #animal_captures #best_birds_of_instagram #bird_lovers_daily #exploring #enjoyingnature
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aweeshaducci66 Thank you to all the soldiers of the past, present, and future for putting your life on the line for our freedom. And thank you to the families that stood behind them every step of the way. Happy Memorial Day. More then just a celebration of getting a day off work. #memorialday #soldiers #statue #flag #usa #freedom #america #canonfanphoto #u_got_framed #positivevibes #positivity #silhouette #iwojima #Americansoldiers #strength #raisingoftheflagiwojima 5d

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aweeshaducci66 Western Fence Lizard =) Also known as the blue bellied lizard. I haven't posted about one of these in a while and I see them all over the place on a daily basis. This one happens to be displaying his flashy blue markings by doing what they're famous for, push ups. To humans it's a pretty funny sight but to any other blue belly it's not humorous at all. Females are on the search for the male with the greatest push-up that shows of their sexy markings. But to others males it's an entirely different scenario, push-ups and the display of their blue bellies is a warning that they are ready and willing to defend their Territory. Then something that I've always found interesting about this lizard is that their blood contains a protein that kills the Lyme disease-causing bacterium called Borrelia. Apparently Borrelia is carried in the guts of ticks and can be spread by biting different kinds of animals. But if an infected tick bites a Western Fence Lizard, the Borrelia is killed off completely, leaving the tick's future bites harmless. #westernfencelizard #lizard #bluebellylizard #canonfanphoto #mothernature #u_got_framed #nature #nature_sultans #nationalgeographic #natureshotoftheday #rsa_nature #rawcalifornia #positive #peaceful #positivity #planteearth #exploring #lakeming #lovingnature #enjoyingnature #exploringnature #california #canonphotos #pushups 1w

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aweeshaducci66 Chaparral Yucca Flowers =) These yuccas can be found in California as far north as Monterey
And Fresno Counties, then a far south as Mexico and east to Arizona. As you can see they tend to favor a warmer habitats. They can grow in dry, rocky inhospitable soil. But the flowers depend on rainfall to bloom. These flower stocks can grow up to
Three feet tall and two feet wide. Then interestingly this plant is classified as an agave in the asparagus family. Although the asparagus family contains thousands of species, many of which are not edible, the Chaparral yucca does in fact have edible parts. Although it is rarely eaten in the present day, several Native American tribes consumed the rosettes, immature pods, flowering stalks, and flowers in the past. #Chaparralyucca #wildflowers #scenic #sunny #sunshine #california #rawcalifornia #beautiful #beautifulview #beautifulplace #beautifulscene #natureonly #mothernature #yucca #flowers #kerncanyon #kernriver #natureshotoftheday #thesimplethingsinlife #peaceful #positivity #peacefulnature #simplybeautiful #savetheplanet #landscape #lovingnature #enjoyingnature #exploringnature #exploring
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aweeshaducci66 A Red Shouldered Hawk =) One of the most commonly seen hawks soaring over forests or perched on a tree branch like this one. They hunt small mammals, amphibians, and reptiles. This hawk, you can see in this photo but it had just caught itself a small sized rat.
Then something interesting I found out is that red shouldered hawks and America Cows live by the code of keep your friends close and your enemies closer, they case each other and try to still one another's food but will team up against a bigger enemy, the Great Horn Owl, to chase them out of the hawks territory. #redshoulderedhawk #hawk #bird #birds #birding #beautiful #birdcatch #birdsofig #birdfreaks #birdextreme #birdsplanet #birdwatching #birdsofinstagram #bird_watchers_daily #canonphotos #nature #natureonly #natureshotoftheday #allmightybirds #natureshotoftheday #nationalgeographic #anythingfeathered #animal_captures #best_birds_of_instagram #bird_lovers_daily #exploring #enjoyingnature #u_got_framed #nature_sultans #rsa_nature #rawcalifornia
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aweeshaducci66 Echinopsis Cactus Flower =) Also know as the Easter Lily Cactus, for the fact that the first flowers bloom right around Easter time each year. They can grow up to 4 inches and sometimes up to 6 inches wide and frequently larger then the cactus producing them. Each flower is a intricate piece of art, with multiple layers of peddles in different shades of pink, white and white/pink. They also come in different shades of red, violet, orange, and yellows. Then sadly this flowers only lasts a day after opening, which I feel makes it all that more special. #eastercactuslily #cactus #flower #pinkflower #california #rawcalifornia #beautiful #beautifulview #beautifulplace #beautifulscene #natureonly #mothernature #Echinopsis #natureshotoftheday #thesimplethingsinlife #peaceful #positivity #peacefulnature #simplybeautiful #savetheplanet #landscape #lovingnature #enjoyingnature #exploringnature #exploringmyfrontyard #spring #u_got_framed #nature_sultans #rsa_nature 1mon

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aweeshaducci66 Fireworks at the Blaze Baseball Game Last Night =) Benefiting the League of Dreams which is a non-profit sports league for children with disabilities ages 5 to 22. It was nice to be there. =) #fireworks #longexposure #baseballgame #nighttime #awesome #art #skyart #red #funnight #leagueofdreams #giveahelpinghand #autism #specialneeds #lovemyjob #positive #positivity #positivevibes #positiveEnergy #blazefireworks #samlynnballfield #samlynn #blaze #hometeam #firdaynightfireworks #u_got_framed 1mon

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aweeshaducci66 My First Dreamcatcher =) I made this for one of my students that is really tormented with nightmares, so I was thinking a Dreamcatcher just might help. =) #dreamcatcher #art #nativeamericanart #cross #diy #feathers #agate #wood #woodbeads #web #sleep #peaceful #positivity #planteearth #peacefulnature #nature #positiveEnergy #positive #goodvibes #gooddreams #positivevibes #vibes #proudofmyself 1mon

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aweeshaducci66 Beautiful California Goldfields =) The scientific name for their species is Lasthenia Californica. Also known to Spanish-Californians as, “Si me quieres, no me quieres” which translates to "Love me, love me not." For maidens and most people today, used the peddles as a fortune tell of love. Goldfields grow over a range of habitats, such as meadows, shrub lands, and open forests but tend to grow in semiarid conditions; which is climates with less rainfall. Making it one of the plants still thriving in the California drought. But sadly, their habitats- the vernal pools- are becoming endangered because of urban planning, conversion to agricultural land and irrigation. Currently, the Sacramento Fish and Wildlife services are in the course of action to restore these vernal pools from being destroyed. #goldfields #wildflowers #scenic #sunny #sunshine #california #rawcalifornia #beautiful #beautifulview #beautifulplace #beautifulscene #natureonly #mothernature #natureshotoftheday #thesimplethingsinlife #peaceful #positivity #peacefulnature #simplybeautiful #savetheplanet #landscape #lovingnature #enjoyingnature #exploringnature #exploring #caliente #spring #u_got_framed #nature_sultans 1mon

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aweeshaducci66 Great Blue Heron =) These herons are blue and grey in color with specialized feathers on their chest that continuously grow and fray out. They also have a specially shaped neck vertebrae that let them curl their neck into an S shape, which makes for a more aerodynamic flight profile and makes for a quicker strike to catch their pray at a distance. Despite their impressive size, These herons only weight 5 to 6 pounds do to their hollow bones that all birds share. Great Blue Herons live in both freshwater, saltwater, and grassland habitats where they forage for just about anything in striking distance. Including: fish, amphibians, reptiles, small mammals, insects, and other birds. These herons nest mostly in trees, but will also nest on the ground and in bushes. Males travel to colonies where they settle on a nesting spot and court passing females. Colonies can consist of up to 500 or more individual nests. With multiple nests in one tree where they try to build over a hundred feet high. #greatblueheron #heron
#hartpark #bird #birds #birding #beautiful #birdcatch #birdsofig #birdfreaks #birdextreme #birdsplanet #birdwatching #birdsofinstagram #bird_watchers_daily #canonphotos #nature #natureonly #natureshotoftheday #allmightybirds #natureshotoftheday #nationalgeographic #anythingfeathered #animal_captures #best_birds_of_instagram #bird_lovers_daily #exploring #enjoyingnature #u_got_framed #rsa_nature
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aweeshaducci66 North Coast Sea Nettle Jellyfish =) Known for their distinctive golden-brown bell with a red tint. Their bell can grow up to 3 feet in the wild but most of them only get to 19 inches. Then their tentacles can get up to 15 feet long. Which is how they catch their prey, that are fish, plankton and crustaceans but will eat just about anything small enough that swims by. They spread out their tentacles like a giant net and anything that swims by brushes up against it and thousands of nematocysts are released, launching barbed stingers into the prey that release a toxin that paralyzes it long enough to consume. These jellyfish are found in the Pacific Ocean mostly around California and Oregon, with Oregon been getting more populated because of climate changes. #northcoastseanettle #jellyfish #aquariumofthepacific #aquarium #birthdaysuprise #birthdaygiftfrommylove #colorful #canonphotos #rawcalifornia #savetheocean #beautifulocean #natureonly #mothernature #natureshotoftheday #rockhunting #thesimplethingsinlife #peaceful #positivity #peacefulnature #savetheplanet #lovingnature #exploring #interesting #california #rsa_water #rsa_nature #u_got_framed #nature_sultans #nationalgeographic 2mon

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aweeshaducci66 A Male Great-tailed Grackle =) When light hits these elegant sleek black birds turn metallic purple. These social birds can be seen with other black birds pecking on the ground looking for food on lawns, in parks, athletic fields and at the edges of marshes. Sometimes they will be wading in the water searching for small frogs or fish. Males are also very territorial, in breading season they will establish their territory in one or more trees. Going in all out wrestling matches, locking talons and rolling onto the ground. These birds will also form flocks numbering into the tens of thousands. In the evening they routine consists of nonstop waves of whistles, squeals, and gunfire-like rattling as birds search for preferred positions.
#greattailedgrackle #malegreattailedgrackle #hartpark #bird #birds #birding #beautiful #birdcatch #birdsofig #birdfreaks #birdextreme #birdsplanet #birdwatching #birdsofinstagram #bird_watchers_daily #nature #natureonly #natureshotoftheday #allmightybirds #natureshotoftheday #nationalgeographic #anythingfeathered #animal_captures #best_birds_of_instagram #bird_lovers_daily #exploring #enjoyingnature #u_got_framed #nature_sultans
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aweeshaducci66 A Beautiful Peacock =) After days of going out to Hart Park passing the peacocks and peafowl, in hopes to see at least of if the males with their feathers fanned out courting one of the many females.
Well today was that day, but it was not just one but at least five males all in display. It was amazing! Finally! I can check that off my list. =) #peacock #hartpark #bird #birds #birding #hartparkpeacock #beautiful #birdcatch #birdsofig #birdfreaks #birdextreme #birdsplanet #birdwatching #birdsofinstagram #bird_watchers_daily #canonphotos #nature #natureonly #natureshotoftheday #allmightybirds #natureshotoftheday #nationalgeographic #anythingfeathered #animal_captures #best_birds_of_instagram #bird_lovers_daily #exploring #enjoyingnature #u_got_framed #nature_sultans
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aweeshaducci66 Joshua Trees =) The largest in the yucca family, and only grows in the Mojave Desert. Their height varies depending on how it decides to grow they can be 15 to 40 feet high. And they're about 1 to 3 feet in diameter. Because of slow growing with only 2 to 3 inches a year it takes 50 to 60 years to mature. They can live up to 150 years. Then something really interesting is that the Joshua trees can only be pollenated by the female
pronuba moth. No other animal has the ability to transfer their pollen from one flower to another. These moths have evolved special organs to collect and distribute the pollen onto the surface of the flower. She lays her eggs in the flowers and then when the larva hatch they feed on the yucca seeds. So these moths and trees wouldn't be about to survive without one another. #Joshuatrees #tree #scenic #sunny #california #rawcalifornia #beautiful #beautifulview #beautifulplace #beautifulscene #treestreestrees #natureonly #mothernature #natureshotoftheday #thesimplethingsinlife #peaceful #positivity #peacefulnature #simplybeautiful #savetheplanet #landscape #lovingnature #enjoyingnature #exploringnature #exploring #u_got_framed #rsa_nature #nature_sultans #nationalgeographic
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  •   mmbv_ They grow Also in the mexican semidesert of Querétaro 2mon

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aweeshaducci66 A Male Red-winged Blackbird =) Males do everything they can to get noticed, like in this shot, they like to sit on high perches and belt out their songs all day long. Males also fiercely defend their territories during the breeding season, spending more than a quarter of daylight hours in territory defense. He chases other males out of the territory and attacks nest predators, sometimes going after much larger animals, including horses and people. Then while the male is in defense mode the female is being a true artist when building the nests. They start by winding stringy plant material around several close, upright stems and weaving in a platform of coarse, wet vegetation. Around and over this she adds more wet leaves and decayed wood, plastering the inside with mud to make a cup. Finally, she lines the cup with fine, dry grasses. You can find them mostly in wet places like fresh or saltwater marshes and rice paddies. You may also spot them breeding in drier places like sedge meadows, alfalfa fields, and fallow fields. Occasionally, Red-winged Blackbirds nest in wooded areas along waterways. In fall and winter, they gather in agricultural fields, feedlots, pastures, and grassland.
#redwingedblackbird #blackbird #bird #birds #birding #beautiful #birdcatch #birdsofig #birdfreaks #birdextreme #birdsplanet #birdwatching #birdsofinstagram #bird_watchers_daily #canonphotos #nature #natureonly #natureshotoftheday #allmightybirds #nationalgeographic #anythingfeathered #animal_captures #best_birds_of_instagram #bird_lovers_daily #exploring #enjoyingnature #u_got_framed #rsa_nature #rawcalifornia #hartpark
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