This blog reports events and interesting tidbits from Rensselaer, Indiana and the surrounding area.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Baby bird

I was surprised to encounter a baby bird in my back yard this morning. It might be a grackle--some were nesting in a nearby tree. (I am sure some of the birders who will be doing a bird walk on Friday morning would be able to identify it.)
With the late arrival of spring and with some trees still not fully leafed out, it seems early for the first brood of birds to be leaving the nest.

In the background you can see a not-so-modern use of solar power.


Old WPUM Engineer said...

Grandmother never had a clothes dryer on the farm. Lines were strung in the side yard and basement for all season drying. Less wear and tear on clothing, she said. Yes, the washer was a Maytag wringer model.

Anonymous said...

Charming story and photo.