Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy 4th of July

I am linking up with NF Winged   and  Skywatch Friday

July 4, 2013

Happy Independence Day, I wish everyone a safe and happy holiday in the USA.

Another week has rolled around and it is time for my favorite Skywatch meme and sharing my birds for the NF Winged meme.  I hope you all are joining in on the fun. I am sharing my red, white and blue birds for the holiday.


Puffy Bluejay






Juvie Redbellied Woodpecker with adult.


Ruby-Throated Hummingbird.


A female Northern Cardinal.....My birds are showing off their Red, White and Blue for the 4th of July.



The moon setting..this moon is called the Waning Gibbous..SOOC shot taken on the morning of June 28, 2013


A shot of the clouds over our lake.


Sunset reflection at our lake..  I hope you enjoyed my birds and sky shots.
Thanks for visiting my post and  blog and I always appreciate your comments.

Happy Skywatching  to everyone!
To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
and to see more of the winged critters check out NF Winged

Thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday! Thanks to Monica the host of NF Winged.   I wish everyone a safe and happy weekend.

76 comments:

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

Happy 4th!! love the hummingbird. so cute. great captures. ( :

Betty Manousos said...

happy 4th of july!
xo

Caroline Gill said...

What wonderful photos ... as always, Eileen! The Cardinal is my pick of the bunch in its bright colours for 4th July! Have a great day.

... Glad you 'liked' my adder!

diane b said...

Happy Holiday. Love your lake and your birds of course.

Annemor said...

Happy Independence day. I lik your birds shoe\wing thei coclours.
Hav ea wonderful 4th of July
Mormor

ladyfi said...

Beautiful birds and gorgeous colour in your skies. Enjoy the holiday!

Lea said...

Wonderful bird photos and the sunset on the lake is beautiful!
Have a safe and happy holiday
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Wonderful photos of the birds and the sky! Enjoy the day!

Pam =) said...

Beautiful birds and scenery. Happy 4th to you Eileen.

Reader Wil said...

As always I enjoyed seeing your beautiful post. Happy independence day, Eileen.
Wil.

Blackberry Lane said...

Hello Eileen. Your photos are great. Have a wonderful day!

Forgetfulone said...

Beautiful photos! And I really love that puffy bluejay! Happy 4th!

Digi-Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Beautiful birds you have photographed.
The moon is very beautiful and also the sunset.
All perfectly photographed.
Regards, Irma

~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

Gorgeous photos of birds, and sky! Happy 4th of July to you..

Karen said...

Wonderful bird shots! The jay is so handsome. Pretty lake and sunset!

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Eileen All great shots however I would over to sit and see the sun falling over your lake, so peaceful. Margaret

Carolina Mountains said...

Lovely shots especially the birds! Happy 4th!

Frank said...

Red, white and blue .. glorious selection Eileen.

Happy 4th to you.

Barbara F. said...

Happy 4th of July to you, Eileen! Photos are stunning as always, those birds, wow, and the moon!!! Gorgeous. xo

Debbie Miller @HooootOwl said...

Wonderful post, Happy fourth to you!

George said...

You've given us a beautiful collection of photos to enjoy. Your shots of the birds are crisp and clear, and while I like your pictures of the lake, I think your moon photo is stunning. Have a wonderful Fourth of July.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Mother Nature and her birds really can be pretty patriotic, can't they? Enjoy your 4th!!!

inge said...

Happy 4th have a fun day

MitchyLR said...

Awesome shots, Eileen!! They are all beautiful, but the 'hummer' is my favourite, It's rare to see a shot of one actually standing still. The moon and sunset shots are lovely too :-))

Icy BC said...

Pretty birds and gorgeous sky! Happy 4th of July!

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, specially the blue jay

TexWisGirl said...

sweet, sweet, sweet. love the redbellies. :)

Tricia Hays said...

Wonderful captures & beautiful views!
Happy Independence Day!

Phil said...

Happy 4th July to you and all my US friends Eileen. Brilliant Cardinal shot you took.

confusedmind said...

Happy 4th July to you!! Great shots as always!!!
Have a nice weekend!!

Charlotta said...

Beautiful birds and sky. Hope you had a joyful independence day.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful shots! The hummingbird is my favorite.

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!
What a wonderful post!!!So many beautiful images with preety birds,and lovely view of the sunset in the lake,and that amazing moon!!Great shots!!Happy 4th of July!
Hugs!Dimi...

Bob Bushell said...

A most enjoyable blog, loads of birds, moon and evening sunset, beauty.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful birds and lovely skies to match!! Terrific post for the day, Eileen, as always! Hope you've had a great 4th of July!!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Only you would have red, white, and blue birds!! Great idea and even better execution.

Betsy Adams said...

Great birdie photos and sky pictures... Love the sunset at your lake... Awesome.

Happy 4th. God Bless America.
Hugs,
Betsy

grammie g said...

Hi Eileen..Perfect job picking out the colors that makes up our flag "good patriot shots"!!
Hope your day was a good one!
Grace

Giga said...

Piękne ptaki i ich zdjęcia oraz jezioro oświetlone promieniami zachodzącego słońca. Pozdrawiam.
Beautiful birds and their photos and lake lit by the setting sun. Yours.

Debby Van Enkenvoort said...

Amazing shots. I love the woodpeckers and the hummingbird!!!

Carver said...

Wonderful shots of the birds and sky.

Kay said...

Happy 4th to you too

NatureFootstep said...

the hummers always makes me want to go back to CotaRica. Lovely bird.

Saun said...

Love the Blue Jay great shots Happy 4th

Loredana Donovan said...

Love the sunset and reflection! Happy 4th! :)

Leovi said...

Really magical! Congratulations to you and to all the inhabitants of USA, Wonderful and beautiful pictures!

Indrani said...

These birds are so beautiful!
Happy 4th of July celebrations!

Kusum Sanu said...

Love that reflection in the lake, Happy Independence Day!

Linda Gross said...

I enjoyed looking at your bird and sky photos. Some I had seen on Facebook; a couple I hadn't. Happy 4th of July to you and your family!

Jim said...

Great nature shots.

Maria said...

Very nice shots; nice landscapes!

DeniseinVA said...

Happy 4th Eileen, your photos are always a pleasure to see.
Have a great weekend,
Denise
An English Girl Rambles

lina@women said...

Enjoying your bird and sky shots, especially that stunning moon photo!

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SquirrelQueen said...

Happy Fourth of July!

All of your little birds did a great job of showing off their red, white & blue. I love your shot of the moon.

thomas said...

A lovely sunset shot with a beautiful reflection.

rainfield61 said...

Do these birds know that it is Independance day?

prairiebirder said...

Beautiful photos, Eileen! Happy Independence Day!

Gattina said...

The sky over this tranquil lake is beautiful ! and the bird pictures too !

Ingmarie We said...

Lovely photos of the birds! And a very fine sunset! Sorry to be late with my wishes for a happy Indepence day.

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

A lovely red, white and blue collection. Great shot of the Jay

HOOTIN ANNI said...

What else can I say?----everything in this post is extremely beautiful!!!

Hope your 4th was a happy one Eileen.

Zizi Santos said...

Bonitas fotos!
eu amo passarinhos
aqui tem muitos!
graças a você
Zizi

Renae Simple Sequins said...

Wow! Wonderful views of the great natural resources of our GRAND ol' Country! Have a great weekend and it is so nice to see you again.

Debbie said...

these are just great eileen!! i especially love the detail in the close-up of the hummingbird!! when he turns, he looks like he is wearing a sequin necklace!!

happy 4th, on the 5th!!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I love your birds showing off their red, white, and blue! So cute. Hope you enjoyed your holiday!

Mary said...

Wonderful shots of the birds but I really love the sunset and the moon! Gorgeous!

EG CameraGirl said...

Wonderful photos! I hope you enjoyed a great 4th of July and that tour weekend will be sweet too!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Loved all of the pictures - but - had an eye for the woodpeckers! Have a super weekend!

Sandy Carlson said...

These are really gorgeous!

Judy SheldonWalker said...

Such lovely shots. I love your birds and I pinned your sunset over the water. It is so stunning.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

All wonderful shots, but I sure like that moon!!

Chel C said...

Your shots are fantastic as usual. I love the humming bird and the moon shot...wow!! Have a wonderful weekend. Chel x

DeniseinVA said...

A great SWF post Eileen!

Celeste said...

Wow! What a stunning sunset, so dramatic.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The female cardinal on the blue feeder was just perfect for the 4th! all you birds and skies, as always, are wonderful.

pattisjarrett said...

Clouds over the lake--impressive!