Sunday, April 25, 2010

A more current birding walk

Wow, I just noticed that this is my 100th post. I was thinking my blog visitors might be tired of seeing my Costa Rica vacation photos so I am posting a mosaic my more recent birding walk. On Saturday, hubby and I took a quick walk to a local park where the birding is usually good. This time of year I can usually find some warblers moving thru. No luck though with the warbler sightings. We did see a few Red Eyed Vireos and a lot of Blue Gray Gnatcatchers. A large flock of Bluejays flew over and different species of woodpeckers were heard during our walk. The best sighting was of a Barred Owl. Two weeks ago we saw a pair of owls in the same spot, I believe they are nesting nearby. This is a pretty park with a stream and  lots of pretty yellow wildflowers growing along the trail.

This is my entry and to see more visit Mary at Mosaic Monday  Thanks to Mary for hosting Mosaic Monday.




Barred owl



This is one of the two owls we saw two weeks ago.




Closeup of some of the wildflowers along the trail. To see more yellow click here Mellow Yellow Monday and a thanks to Drowsey Monkey for hosting Mellow Yellow Monday.






After this past winter I love to see all the green and the reflections of the trees.





 Thanks for stopping by to see my post.

41 comments:

Cheri said...

Great owl shot! Looks like a lovely place to take a walk.

EG Wow said...

How lucky that you took some owl shots! You sure know how to make me jealous. :) The yellow blossoms are so festive looking.

Rajesh said...

Good to see you getting to 100th post. Beautiful set of flowers.

Bobbi said...

Wow, love your mosaics!

A Garden of Threads said...

What a great shot of the owl, I have not seen one in years. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week.

Lana G! said...

Love the owls! What a fabulous place to go walking! Now that the weather is cooperating, I can hardly wait to go on more hikes!

Dishesdone said...

Never tire of your photo's, enjoy your blog very much! and I enjoyed your nature walk, that owl is so neat! and the wildflowers, so pretty! Congrats on the 100th post!

podso said...

Such beautiful, serene photos. They are so peaceful. And the owl is great.

Have a good week,

podso

Dragonfly Treasure said...

You are so lucky to be close to such a gorgeous park!! So neat ot see the owls too. Great photos!! Love the one of the path...you always want to see whats around the bend. Have a great week!
Oh and yes Cyndar is fine. Just routine.
*hugs*deb

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Eileen
Love the greens and yellows in your mosaic. You got a nice shot of the owl.

cherry said...

What a beautiful post love all the yellow and the owl.Happy Monday!

hugs from Savannah, Cherry

32˙North said...

You really captured a great owl picture! We have one in the neighborhood who sits so still and patiently in a Torrey pine tree. They are fascinating hunters.

Amanda

NatureFootstep said...

II liek this, so green. My world is still grey. But it has started to grow.
Owls are fine birds. To bad it is so hard to find them.

fickleinpink said...

great MYM!...so lucky of you to get an owl shot!
have a great week!

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Snap said...

Beautiful shots, Eileen. I'm a big Owl fan. Gorgeous.

Riet said...

Beautiful pictures Eileen. Wow that owl is beautiful

Icy BC said...

Gorgeous wild flowers, and the owls are a bonus to see..

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

It looks like a nice place to take a walk. The wildflowers are pretty, and you have a great picture of the owl!

aviewfromme said...

Wow great pics of the owl! What a beautiful area. I know what you mean about vacation pics. I came back with 900 from a two day trip to Boston! Hey don't worry about sharing more if they're interesting, and you're are why not! ~Jeanne

Ann said...

Your owls came during the day. My grand ma did like owls.

I enjoyed your holidays photos.

Debbie said...

Owls are cool! Your photos are spectacular and so is your mosaic!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

It certainly looks like spring has sprung where you are too. Thanks for sharing. Valerie

Shelia said...

I love these owls, although I'm never seen one in person. Lovely mosaics.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rettabug said...

How pretty!! We hear morning doves (or is it "mourning"?) every day & they sound so much like owls.
lovely photos of a lovely place to visit.

The Learning Center said...

Great pictures! Love the green and yellow mix.

Have a great week.

Mrs. M

jabblog said...

What a lovely walk you had!
I do like your mosaics - must try and find out how to do them!

rainfield61 said...

I am waiting very patiently for my pictures on owl. I have seen any yet. You are lucky enough though.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very Pretty! I really like the one with the owl.

Serline said...

Refreshing florals this time... love the golden flowers.

fini said...

the closest I can get to see an owl is in the zoo and you managed to capture it in its habitat, wow! I envy you! the flowers are gorgeous too!! Enjoy your week!

Manang Kim said...

I would love to see owls too. Birding is fun and hope I can do it here in my place. Thanks for the visit and happy Monday!

MYM~Tulips

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Beautiful photos of your walk and what a fantastic couple shots of owls!

tinasphotoblog said...

I love the shots on the owl, great capture!!! :)

LDH said...

The yellow and green in these photos make the mosaics outstanding. Each shot is beautiful! Great shots of the owl! So nice stopping by!

Kindly, ldh

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Eileen, I love seeing your bird mosaics.... You have many different birds than we do here ---or at least I never see the Vireos or the Gnatcatchers...

Your wildflower pictures are beautiful also. Love the yellows.

Hugs,
Betsy

Ebie said...

Eileen, congratulations to your 100th post! More power and more posts!

You are so lucky to spot that owl! Beautiful yellow flowers could brighten anyone's day!

Have a great week!

SquirrelQueen said...

Congrats on your 100th post!

Awesome shots of the owl, it has been a long time since I have seen one here. This looks like a wonderful park with all the wildflowers and birds.

Valerie said...

Eileen - Congratulations on you 100th post -
Your owl shots are so neat to see - and I love that yellow wildflower. I am going to have to look that one up. I have a penchant for flowers that look like the sun - no matter what color - you know like daisy's and echinacea.

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Lina Gustina said...

love seeing all photos :)


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Dhemz said...

awesome photos great for MYM entry...thanks for swinging by on my MYM post.

Mary said...

Wow, what a great capture! Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing at MM. :)

Congrats on one hundred, too!