Saturday, May 19, 2018

Saturday's Critters # 231

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!


If you love all God's creatures like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!

These are some of my yard birds during the end of April and part of May. The chipmunks enjoy the bird seed along with the birds and squirrels.

One of my favorite migrating Spring birds, is the Rose-breasted Grosbeak.


The farm down the street from me has 3 baby horses, they are so cute. There are 2 seen on this photo.


The Chipping Sparrows have returned to the yard.


The chipmunks enjoy seed dropped by the birds.


The female Cardinal is a regular visitor.


The Yellow-rumped Warbler is a new yard bird, I've never seen them on my feeders before.


Even the Goldfinch in the background is wondering why the warbler is at the feeder, lol.



I hope you enjoyed my bird and critter photos. I appreciate and thank everyone who links up their post and for all the wonderful comments this past year !







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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Thankful Thursday

Happy Thankful Thursday! 

I am happy to be able to watch the Great Blue Herons on their nest, so close to home. Sometimes I could see the herons on the tree tops from my kitchen window. 
This is a view of the nest and a Great Blue Heron standing off to the side of the nest. If you look closely (where the blue line is) you can see the head and beak of a heron in the nest. 


There are two heron's nest close together, one below has more pine tree branches in the way.




"Nature is not a place to visit, it is home." Gary Snyder

This is a view of the fire road, we like this walk from our house. This was around 2.2 mile roundtrip walk from our house.


Early morning moon.




"The earth has music for those who listen." Shakespeare

A Pileated Woodpecker working on a hole off the fire road. The Pileated Woodie knocking on the trees sounds so loud. 




"Do small things, with great love."

Two herons standing close to their nest.


The herons nest is harder to see now that the leaves are on the trees, but we can here the heron chicks. I think they are doing well.

Below, I was standing on the fire road and I could see at least 5 herons and maybe 3-4 nesting areas and one heron flying. I circled in blue the herons and nest. There are more nest across from my neighbors home.



The Scarlet Tanager is a breeder in the forest next to our home. I saw this bird land in a tree as we walked on the fire road. 



April's full moon.



I am really thankful for the online library, I have read most of Louise Penny's Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series. Only a few left to read. 

I am thankful for Spring, even though it was slow to arrive.
I am thankful to be able to watch the herons and their nest. 
I am thankful for all your visits and comments. 


Thank you Michelle for hostingHappy Monday, enjoy your day and new week! Thankful Thursday
Thank you to the hosts of   Skywatch Friday


Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comments on my previous post. Have a happy day!

Monday, May 14, 2018

Baker Park, Frederick Maryland

happy Monday,

I am doing an extra post this week, I am getting behind sharing some photos and parks we have visited during the end of April.  On this day hubby and I took a walk in Baker Park in Frederick Maryland.

April 25th, 2018
At this park there is a Night Heron rookery, both the Black-crowned Night Herons and the Yellow-crowned Night Herons. We could only see a couple of BC Night Herons, it was a chilly and windy day, the birds were hunkered down because of the weather.


The path around the Baker Park. I love the weeping willow trees.


Canada Geese with goslings.



Mallard Ducks


Black-crowned Night Heron.. hide and seek


Black-crowned Night Heron


Bell Tower in Baker Park


Some pretty trees blooming near the gazebo.





Thanks to the hosting team of Our World Tuesday!



I hope to see you there. Thanks to the host today. Enjoy your day and new week ahead.

As always I thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Saturday's Critters # 230

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!


If you love all God's creatures like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms, that includes the furbaby moms too.


I see the Pine Warbler at my feeder daily, the males are such a pretty yellow color. The Downy Woodpecker and Carolina Wren also enjoy this suet feeder.

The male Pine Warbler


Carolina Chickadee and a Tufted Titmouse


Carolina Wren and a Pine Warbler


Two Carolina Wrens.


Two Downy Woodpeckers and a Pine Warbler.










I appreciate and thank everyone who links up their post and for all the wonderful comments this past year ! 


Here is a list of my linky parties;
Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-BirdinThanks to the gracious host: Anni.

Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Thankful Thursday

Hello, 

Happy Thankful Thursday, I try to rememmber there is always something to be thankful for.  I may be away from the internet but will catch up as soon as possible. I am sharing the second day of our Shenandoah trip, since staying the night at Skyland we were up early to watch the sunrise.

We woke up early to see the sunrise and then went back to the Skyland lodge for breakfast. 


A cloudy start to our day but we still have a great day in the park.


Deer along the Skyline Drive.


This deer looks like it has a sac it is licking , maybe a baby deer being born. 


A Downy Woodpecker


"Take a quiet walk with Mother Nature, it will nurture your mind, body and soul." unknown


Dark Hallow Falls.


A Louisiana Waterthrush at Dark Hallow Falls.


An Eastern Towhee


Some deer on the Big Meadows. 

"The wildlife and it's habitat can not speak, so we must and we will." Theodore Roosevelt


More deer along the Skyline Drive. 



I am thankful for the simple pleasures like watching the sunrise.
I am thankful to have made this trip to Shenandoah NP.
I am thankful for all your visits and comments. 


Thank you Michelle for hostingHappy Monday, enjoy your day and new week! Thankful Thursday
Thank you to the hosts of   Skywatch Friday


Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comments on my previous post. Have a happy day!

Saturday's Critters # 231

Welcome to Saturday's Critters! If you love all God's creatures like...