Sunday, June 27, 2010

Shenandoah birds and wildlife

Last weekend, hubby and I spent all day Sunday on the Skyline Drive in Shenandoah Nat'l Park. We stopped at many of the overlooks and at each overlook I would hear either the Scarlet Tanager or the Indigo Bunting singing. They are both gorgeous birds.


                                                     Mary's Mosaic Monday

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Indigo Bunting
















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Scarlet Tanager singing




















As we made our way to the middle secion of the drive near the Big Meadows we were treated with this cute fawn and the mom. They didn't seem to mind we stopped to watch them.























This spotted fawn look so cute near these yellow grasses.




















I am joining several memes this week, please click on the links to visit all these fun memes
 Mary's     Mosaic Monday  Thanks to Mary at her Little Red House.

Sally's  Blue Monday  Thanks to Sally for hosting Blue Monday

and
Mellow Yellow Monday  and thanks to the host of Mellow Yellow Monday

Thank you for stopping by my blog to see my Shenandoah birds and deer.

58 comments:

  1. A feast for the eyes, Eileen. I just love those back-lit deer ears!

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  2. Wow! Really wonderful photos! What a wonderful place to visit!

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  3. All are absolutely gorgeous, Eileen.

    I haven's seen an Indigo Bunting in a few years. We used to have them along the lane to our home at the farm. Beautiful birds.

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  4. Beautiful mosaics...the deer are just so graceful and pretty...even though they eat our garden.

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  5. So lovely. I really enjoyed seeing the wildlife and birds!!

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  6. You are so good at capturing nature with your lens! I would love to follow you around for a day...no, a week!

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  7. Eileen: Wonderful capture from one great park.

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  8. I have seen photos of Big Meadows. It is one of the great places to photograph! Wildlife and nature's beauty abound!

    Mosaic Monday

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  9. I agree ... a real feast for the eyes. Wonderful color, critters ... a wonderful day for you. Have a great week.

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  10. I agree -- a wonderful feast for the eyes. Look at that Indigo Bunting! Do you think the deer will grow into his ears???!!!!! ;D ;D What a lovely day you had!

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  11. Beautiful pictures.This place must be amazing for birds and wildlife.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  12. I would love to have a camera that can take bird photos like your, and show you the birds here.

    Your photos are such delight.

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  13. There is such a lovely light in your photos Ellen. The Shenandoah Valley is such a peaceful place. The indigo bunting is a beautiful bird!

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  14. As much as I like birds, I love looking at deer, they're so cute.

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  15. Beutiful photos. I've seen eastern bluebirds but never an indigo bunting. It's stunning.
    Haven't been to Big Meadows in several years. Now I want to go again! Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Oh my - I haven't seen a scarlet tanager since I lived in Maryland in the 80s. And I've never seen an Indigo Bunting, but always wanted too. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Wow, you have brighten my day with your amazing photos, Eileen...

    Thanks for visiting :)

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  18. Love all your photos but especially the indigo bunting!! Nature is so beautiful.

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  19. Morning Eileen

    I don't think we have the Scarlet Tanager or the Indigo Bunting in the UK so it is wonderful that with blogger you can share the pictures with me and others who don't know them!! Thank you and have a great week, Jackie in UK.

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  20. What a wonderful collection of photos. The little fawn is absolutely adorable, those ears really stand out in the sun. I have never seen an Indigo Bunting, it is a beautiful little bird.

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  21. Love those cute little birds! So colourful! And the deer peering above the tall yellow grasses look so beautiful! A great collection of photos!

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  22. Wow Eileen such wonderful and amazing nature.Love all these creatures.
    Thank you for sharing.

    Have a wonderful week!
    " Regina "

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  23. Beautiful shots of creation!

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  24. Eileen -- those are just wonderful -- thank you for sharing your beautiful drive. The scarlet tanager singing almost gave me the same heart-in-throat feeling I would have gotten if I'd spotted him myself. Perfect picture.

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  25. Wonderful creatures, and gorgeous mosaic! The blue bird is a treat for me to see.

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  26. You live in such an amazing area to be able to step outside and see so many birds and those deer. We use to have lots of deer here on the island come right up to our windows (they also ate all my flowers) but as a result of more an more home building we see less and less deer now.
    Joyce

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  27. I love all your photos .you are really good in capturing good photos especially of the animals

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  28. More wonderful shots - I don't think I have ever seen an Indigo Bunting except in books - how cute is he!

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  29. Lovely photos, Eileen! It is a great place to visit. Love that scarlet tanager singing. Great captures as always. Thank you for sharing.

    Happy Blue Monday.

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  30. Oh my your photos are awesome!! Thanks for sharing and happy Monday!


    MYM~Yellow Dahlia
    BM~Centipede

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  31. I love those shots of the Blue Bunting, Eileen.

    Happy Blue Monday!

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  32. Wonderful photos. The indigo bunting is a beautiful bird.

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  33. I like those pictures of deer.
    They are so cute and lovely.

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  34. Beautiful bird mosaic Eileen. LOvely.

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  35. The cARDINAL IS A REAL TREAT!

    My Mellow Yellow, hope you can visit.

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  36. Such wonderful shots for each meme. Great effort and wonderful presentation.

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  37. I love your photos. Happy Blue Monday.

    My <a href="http://www.thisismyblog.info/>Blue Monday</a>.

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  38. What a treat to see all this marvelous nature this morning. Your mosaics are so well done.

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  39. Fantastic colors on the bunting and tanager. The little fawn is adorable in the yellow grass.

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  40. Blue and yellow make a great combination. Enjoyed the collages, particularly the young Deer. FAB.

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  41. I had some difficulties in finding your Blue Monday pic, but I'm sure glad I kept on searching! That little bird is so lovely!
    And so are the rest of your photos, too!

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  42. Amazing photos! The deers are so beautiful! Wish you a great week Eileen!

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  43. Beautiful pictures of the wild life.

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  44. Those are all just gorgeous pictures! I love the blue bird and the deer! Thanks for visiting me :) Happy Blue Monday

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  45. Fabulous Eileen!! Wow, such a nice job with the mosaics and captures..love the Scarlet T. singing and the Indigo Bunting! The deer are a real treat! The lighting is superb! This certainly was worth the visit! (Smile) Bet you guys were jazzed! I can image you'd never get tired of it! Maybe have to recoup? Anyway, have a great week!

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  46. Your entire post is very nice and pretty. I love the bird shots. You did a remarkable job combining all these scenes together for us.

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  47. Hi, Eileen!

    How nice to see those cute fawn and mom! Great captures of them.

    Happy Mellow yellow Monday.

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  48. awwwwwww.....love all the shots.....very pretty! thanks for the visit Eileen...great to be here again!

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  49. The birds a so sweet and beautifully coloured. The little spotted fawn with its translucent ears is sooo cute.

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  50. All of the photos are amazing, but that indigo bunting caught my eye, and then the fawn. Wow! Sweet pictures!

    Becky K
    Hospitality Lane

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  51. Wonderful nature shots you've captured. Such vibrant colors, too! Thanks for stopping by and keep on shooting!

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  52. wow..lots of breathtaking shots here...the blue bird is just so beautiful

    my blue is here

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  53. These are amazing. To have caught the bird in the act of singing is wonderful. The indigo bunting is so bright. The one that I've seen at my inlaw's home is much darker (perhaps that's because the planter is in a shaded area and that's where we spy the bugger).

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  54. SO many lovely critters!!! I especially love the Indigo Bunting!

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Hello, Thanks for stopping by my blog. This is my blog about the birds I see, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. They might not always be the best of photos because I like to keep photos as a record of where and when I see them.
I appreciate all your comments and I will always try to return the favor and visit your blog.

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