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:

SandyCarlson said...

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

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

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

PAT said...

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.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

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

ellen b. said...

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

EG Wow said...

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

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Eileen: Wonderful capture from one great park.

Ebie said...

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

Mosaic Monday

Snap said...

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

Snap said...

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!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

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

Ann said...

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.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

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!

Lavender Cottage said...

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

Lisa said...

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.

Meri said...

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.

Lina Gustina said...

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

Thanks for visiting :)

Suzy said...

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

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

wow! great mosaics esp on the animals..

Jackie said...

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.

SquirrelQueen said...

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.

Greyscale Territory said...

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

Regina said...

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

Have a wonderful week!
" Regina "

MJ said...

Beautiful shots of creation!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

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.

Icy BC said...

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

Joyce said...

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

tatess said...

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

♣☆♥Willa♥☆♣ said...

oh deer!!!! :D
MellowYellowMonday

Ricepatty said...

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

Eden said...

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.

Manang Kim said...

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


MYM~Yellow Dahlia
BM~Centipede

SmilingSally said...

I love those shots of the Blue Bunting, Eileen.

Happy Blue Monday!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Wonderful photos. The indigo bunting is a beautiful bird.

rainfield61 said...

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

K Soucy said...

Beautiful bird mosaic Eileen. LOvely.

chubskulit said...

The cARDINAL IS A REAL TREAT!

My Mellow Yellow, hope you can visit.

Indrani said...

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

maria said...

I love your photos. Happy Blue Monday.

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

Carolyn Ford said...

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

Diane AZ said...

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

The Early Birder said...

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

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

So very beautiful!!!

Anni said...

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!

Irene said...

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

hip chick said...

Beautiful pictures of the wild life.

♥ Kathy said...

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

Kilauea Poetry said...

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!

LV said...

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.

Jingle said...

love that blue bird.

Eden said...

Hi, Eileen!

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

Happy Mellow yellow Monday.

Dhemz said...

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

diane said...

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

Becky K. said...

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

Becky K
Hospitality Lane

Linnea W said...

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

Chie Wilks said...

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

my blue is here

Doro said...

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).

lisaschaos said...

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