Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Glossy Ibis

Linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes and NC Sue Wordless
I hope you can join in and share your wild birds and nature scenes.

For this week's wild bird I am sharing the Glossy Ibis.  Lately on my outings I have seen the Glossy Ibis both in Maryland and in Delaware. It is a beautiful bird, especially when the sun hits it glossy feathers making them look iridescent.



The Glossy Ibis seen at the Swan Harbor Farms Park in Havre de Grace, Md. The Glossy Ibis has a white border surrounding the dark face during breeding season. It has a dusky face and dark eyes and a long curved bill.


The Glossy Ibis seen at Bombay Hook NWR in Delaware.


Glossy Ibis in flight over the Swan Harbor Farms Park in Maryland. They look neat in flight with their long bills in front and with their long legs stretched out behind them.


And a Glossy Ibis seen at the Merritt Island NWR in Florida. They are found up and down the East coast of the USA.

I hope you enjoyed my wild bird post and photos. Till next week's wild bird post. Join in and post your birdies and to see more beautiful and wonderful bird and nature photos please visit:

 Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday and Michelle's Nature Notes  and NC Sue Wordless

Thanks to all of our hosts. Michelle for Nature Notes  and Stewart of Wild Bird Wednesday and thanks to Sue the host of Wordless Wednesday.


  Happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Backyard birds & More


I am linking up with   Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday    and NF Trees

They are all fun memes to participate in...I hope you can join in with the fun  and check out some of the participating posts.

I hope everyone had a happy 4th of July. The weather here was a bit dreary, chilly rainy. Somehow I think we switched weather with the Pacific Northwest coast. What's up with that, LOL! For my post I am sharing some of my backyard birds and some of the magnolia trees seen along the fireroad trail near my house.


Above top row are the male Downy Woodpecker, male Cardinal, Blue Jay. Bottom row is the Carolina Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse and a female Bluebird.


Poppa Bluebird is helping out with the second nesting. He has a mouthful of our pine needles from the back yard.


There are so many different species of Magnolia trees. I am not sure if the trees we see in our neighborhood here are the Fraser Magnolia or the Ashe Magnolia.  They could also could be known as the bigleaf magnolia.


A bigger image of one of the bigleaf magnolia blooms.


Tulip Poplar Tree also known as the Tulip Magnolia Tree. The blooms are yellow with an orange band. These trees are found all around the woods near my house.  Both of these blooms took place back in May, I am sharing them for my NF Trees entry. 



A bigger look at the tulip poplar bloom.


The male Eastern Bluebird is a gorgeous bird, here he is posing nicely on our weeping cherry tree.

I hope you enjoyed seeing my backyard birds and the neighborhood trees. Also, thank you for stopping by and for the nice comments. Have a great day and new week ahead. 


I use Pic Monkey to create my mosaics, you can use Pic Monkey free or pay for an upgraded version.
I hope you can join in on our fun with Mosaic Monday  and Our World Tuesday and NF Trees and Bushes.

 Thanks to Judith our host of Mosaic Monday and to the hosting group of Our World Tuesday: Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia, Sandy and Jennifer and to Monica for hosting NF Trees.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Saturday's Critters #81

Saturday's Critters #81

Happy 4th of July everyone! It is Independence Day for the United States, the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776. It is also a day for families and friends to enjoy the parades, fireworks and the BBQ's. Have fun and be safe!

It's Saturday and it's time to share your critters.. Any kind of critter will do, even a new or old post.. I appreciate everyone who has linked up in the past and for those who are linking in on this week's critter party. And of course I always appreciate my blogging friends stopping by just for a visit.

For my critters I am sharing some shots of the Black Vulture and our grandpuppy Nibbles. We watched Nibbles for four days while my son went on a little vacation. It was fun having a dog around the house and Nibbles was well behaved during her visit.


This Black Vulture was eating the peanut suet balls I put on our deck railing for the song birds.


When I looked out, there were 4 Black Vultures on our deck. Three were on the pergola and one walking around.


I am not sure what attracted these Black Vultures to our deck. They were eating the regular bird food and drinking water I put out for my yardbirds.


Nibbles was not happy seeing the Black Vulture out on our deck. She was looking out the window whining and crying.


Nibbles, hubby and I took a walk on our local fireroad trail near our house.



Isn't Nibbles cute?


A bunny seen on our deck. The bunny has to hop up a few steps to get to this spot.


Nibbles says goodbye for now, she will be back to visit again in July..I hope you enjoyed my photos and critter post. Now, I am looking forward to see your critters. Thanks for your visits and comments. Have a happy weekend!



Above is a Youtube video of the Black Vultures on the street in front of our house.  A dangerous place for them to hang out.






Thanks to Tex Theresa aka Tex, I was able to add this link up button and thanks to  Jennifer for creating my photo badge.



To see more beautiful birds and cute critters, check out these two memes below.

Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-BirdinThanks to the gracious host: Anni.  Also check out Camera Critters. Thanks to Misty for hosting this fun meme.