Monday, June 20, 2016

Look Who Dropped In

Excitement in the neighborhood 
this week with visitors from nature. 

While I was watering the flowers this week in my back yard, I discovered a Lunar Moth in a cedar tree. Although they are rarely seen, they are common. The adult life lasts only one week. They do not have a mouth. There only function is to mate. They are known as a giant silk worm moth.

The lunar moth has a wingspan of four and a half inches.


While I was excited by discovering the moth, right next door my neighbors had a visit from a juvenile peregrine falcon. 

The falcon watched my neighbor all day.

They gave him a bowl of water.

The falcon had steak for dinner.

The neighbors ended up calling the Bird Whisperer. She is from Aviary of Paris Landing State Park that is 30 miles south of here on Kentucky Lake.


She said that the falcon is so imprinted by humans that they will probably use this bird as a teaching bird.

Thanks for stopping in.

I am linking to :

Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings
Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Mosaic Monday @ Lavender Cottage last Monday of the month
Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods on Monday

Our World @ Our World Tuesday Meme
Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Thru Life on Tuesday
The Scoop @ StoneGable Blog
You're Gonna Love It Tuesday @ Kathe With an E
Wednesday Around the World @ Photographing New Zealand

Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Wild Bird Wednesday @ Paying Ready Attention Gallery
Nature Notes @ Rambling Woods
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern

Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life
Simple & Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme 
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson
Foodie Friday & Everything Else @ Rattlebridge Farm on Thursday evening

Photo Friday @ Pierced Wonderings
Skywatch Friday @ Skyley

Saturday's Critters @ Viewing Nature with Eileen on Saturday
Camera Critters on Saturday
I'd Rather Be Birdin' on Saturday at noon

Tom's Barn Collective @ The Backroad Traveler on Sunday

Seasons @ St. Germain's Blog on Sunday


  1. Wow! Fantastic photos and what lovely visitors you have ~ glad the wildlife place is going to take care of the falcon ~

    Wishing you a Happy Week ~ ^_^

  2. how amazing that the falcon stopped in at the neighbors! He was pretty lucky you all called in the experts! Lovely photos!

  3. What an exciting day with nature! I would die to see a luna moth! I've never seen one and your photos are beautiful!

  4. Great photos. I've never seen a moth like that.

  5. How great to find the great predator in your neighborhood. I do love the moth, too. Thanks for sharing them both.

  6. Not far from Ky. Lake myself. Some great photos here. The shot of the lunar moth is a masterpiece, I think.

  7. What a beautiful Moth - I have never seen one like that before.

  8. Welcome to Nature Notes Joann! Happy to have you...I have never seen that moth in person, but have seen the larva here in NY... I wish the falcon was able to be released, but he will have a safe life...They are amazing raptors....Michelle

  9. wow. how great that there was someone to call about the falcon. great photos!

  10. Wow how interesting. So cool he'll be a teaching bird. Great photo's. Thanks for sharing. I linked to Outdoor Wednesday too. I hope you can come over I'll follow your blog. It was nice meeting you!

  11. Wow how interesting. So cool he'll be a teaching bird. Great photo's. Thanks for sharing. I linked to Outdoor Wednesday too. I hope you can come over I'll follow your blog. It was nice meeting you!

  12. Very pretty pictures. I don't understand how this wonderful bird could not have been left as he was ? He has lived this long and was doing all right. His freedom now is gone. Yes he will be a teaching bird but he won't ever be set free. He will be kept in a cage....what life is that for a creature of God to not be able to fly ? So sad.....

  13. I do not get why the falcon was caught. Was he sick?

  14. Awesome photos. Wow, how lucky to have found that beautiful luna moth. Sorry the falcon has to become a teaching tool...wish he had been left to the wild.

  15. Hello, cool shots of the falcon. What an awesome visitor. The luna moth is a beauty, great sighting and photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend! .

  16. Hello!:) You had two great sightings, and these are amazing shots. This ephemeral moth is so beautiful, and the falcon must have been really hungry to hang around like it did, paid off though, and you got some excellent captures.:)
    Enjoy your Weekend!:)

  17. wow! that was a great post

  18. Fascinating post! Loved seeing the moth and peregrine...when he had steak for dinner, I had a chuckle! :-) Glad he's going to be used for bird education.

  19. Neat visitor to your neighborhood.

  20. Beautiful Luna! I remember the first time I saw one. Only a couple years ago!

  21. That is one unique moth. At first I thought it was a 'flipped' photo. Beautiful.