I am linking up with Green Day and Camera Critters and I'd-Rather-B-Birdin.
First, I must say my prayers goes out to all the families involved in the Newtown tragedy. It is so sad!
A couple of weeks ago I was on one of my wild goose chases. I was not really looking for wild geese but I was looking for the reported White-winged Crossbills. They are showing up all over Maryland due to this being an irruptive year.
It happens that the Crossbills were seen in some hemlock trees at the cemetery where my grandparents are buried. So I was actually able to visit my grandparents grave and look for the birds at the same time.
The reason why they love the trees is because of the seeds from these tiny pine cones.
If the Crossbills were there, they must have been hiding from me. But, I did see a lot of geese. So my wild goose hunt was successful, LOL.
I saw that there were a lot of Canada Geese at the cemetery pond.
I saw a Great Blue heron was also hanging around the pond.
I saw a lot of gulls flying over the pond.
I saw a Mockingbird hanging around the Hemlock trees along with a few Cardinals and Bluejays. The Crossbills were not seen but I will continue my quest to see the Crossbills this winter.
Hubby thinks it is strange I will go birding in a cemetery but I feel really comfortable there. I do not think my Grandparents would mind if I visit them and look for birds at the same time. On this day I actually took my lunch and sat in my car watching and looking for Crossbills on the hemlock trees.
To see more beautiful photos and cute critters please visit: Green Day and Camera Critters and I'd-Rather-B-Birdin. Thanks to the gracious host Fiona of Green Day, Misty Dawn of Camera Critters and to Anni of I'd Rather-B-birdin. Thanks for visiting my blog and post. I wish everyone a very safe and happy weekend.