Thursday, August 8, 2013

At the Lake

I am linking up with NF Winged   and  Skywatch Friday

My post on our walk to our local lake. Some beautiful skies for Skywatch and a couple of yardbirds for NF Winged.


In the  yard a view of the sky and our Crepe Myrtle bush.


 Skywatching during our walk to the lake. I love these pretty fluffy white clouds and blue sky.




 A pretty day for our walk to the lake.


Sometimes we see Bald Eagles fly over this part of the lake but on this day we only saw a GB Heron.



For my NF Winged post I am including a new yard bird..a juvenile Veery.


The Peeping Tom juvie Veery. I caught it looking in our den window.


Another yardbird I was thinking this could be a juvenile Oriole but also looks more like a juvenile male Scarlet Tanager. It's wing looks funny, I hope it is Ok.


This poor bird looks like it has been in a battle. It is flying so I assume it is Ok. It is has been seen in the weeping cherry tree, which is right next to our blueberry bushes. The birds are all having a feast on the blueberries.

  Happy Skywatching everyone!

Thanks for visiting my post and  blog and I always appreciate your comments.

To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
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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.

59 comments:

diane b said...

the first one is a super shot and a cute bird I see that he has clean white underpants.

Lynne said...

Beautiful birds. Love the Veery . . . such a softness to their coloring . . .

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Eileen It is lovely to see the young birds even they do look a bit bedraggled.

Kerri Farley said...

Awesome Lake!!! beautiful birds!

✿ chica said...

Muito lindo e não pude deixar de admirar os céus! Adorei! beijos,chica

The Furry Gnome said...

Great sky pictures! Love those blue sky-white fluffy cloud days.

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a lovely lake! I love the top photo, the flowers look wonderful against the sky! I hope that last bird is okay...

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely skies, and don't forget the birds, awesome Eileen.

MitchyLR said...

Hi Eileen!! That first shot is beautiful. Love the little juvenile Veery, a cute fellow :-))

TexWisGirl said...

i like your peeping tom - sort of a juvie pervie. :)

great lake area! yay for goldie girl!

grammie g said...

Hi Eileen ..Great shot's of skies bird,s and skies,but my favorite Goldie taking a dip : )!!
Grace

ladyfi said...

Oh, lovely big clouds and pretty birds.

DeniseinVA said...

Great series of photos Eileen, the birds are pretty, and so are those skies but Goldie Girl wins the prize :) Have a great day!

Karen said...

A great series. I love the myrtle against the blue, and the fluffy clouds. That lake is a gorgeous colour.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

wow, looks like a gorgeous day. those waters are calling for me & my kayak. ( :

those crepe myrtles are a gorgeous color. so cheerful.

Debbie said...

all the crepe myrtles are so beautiful right now, i love the variety of colors!!

beautiful skies and cutie birds!!

Blackberry Lane said...

Beautiful skies and birds, Eileen. Have a great day.

Digi-Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Good shots again, the skies are beautiful.
The birds are great.

Greetings Irma

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the view out over the lake. It's a gorgeous place. Have a great weekend!

Montanagirl said...

Beautiful walk you took! The bird looks like an Oriole to me judging from the shape of its bill. Not sure what kind of Oriole, though.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh how I love the blue sky and white clouds photo - and the birds are wonderful.

Phil said...

I love the shots of the clouds floating by Eileen. How nice to have a juvie Veery in your garden - good pics there. You're right, the tanager doesn't look too happy with iteself but at least it is able to fly and hopefully stay out of any more danger.

MJ said...

WOW, beautiful. never ever do I leave here disappointed. That first shot with the bright blue sky and the red flowers... A M A Z I N G! You really have talent!

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!!
You realy had a wonderful walk on the lake!!!Beautiful views!!!And so many cute little birds in your yard!!!Great shots!!!Have a lovely week!!!Hugs!!
Dimi...

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Eileen! Another lovely walk! You really have an eye for seeing things with and without your camera lens!

I hope you're having a good Thursday!

Mama Zen said...

The crepe myrtle are gorgeous this year!

NatureFootstep said...

nice walk today it seems. Don´t think I have seen the Veery before. Juvies are fun to watch as they are so fluffy. :)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Those clouds are so big and fluffy! I miss seeing skies like that because we have had nothing but rain the past week or so. Love the shots with the lake and the dog taking a dip :)

Jo said...

This is a totally new world of birds for me, Eileen. A Veery: I have never heard of it. I also think the Tanager has a funny wing but if it's flying it must be OK. I hope you're having a great day. Jo

Sue said...

Those skies are so beautiful. Love those big puffy clouds!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That last bird does look a little battle-scarred. But still beautiful, as your birds are always. Around here, they are enjoying blackberries on the lake shore. Love the crape myrtle , we don't see that lovely tree ever.

acreativeharbor.com said...

Beautiful skies ~ love the puffy clouds ~ Great shots ~ thanks, carol xo

Carver said...

Beautiful shots at the lake. Love the crepe myrtle against the sky and great bird shots as usual.

HansHB said...

Beautiful photos!

sylvia kirkwood said...

Beautiful skies, lovely, colorful flowers, delightful birds!! What a wonderful world you have, Eileen!! Thanks for sharing it with us!! Have a lovely weekend!

Happyone said...

Beautiful!! The first one is my favorite. It looks so clean and crisp. I feel like I could reach out and touch the flowers.

Jim said...

Beautiful blooms and clouds in that sky.

Stephanie said...

Wonderful shots!

Merlesworld said...

Great pictures looks like a wonderful day.
Merle.........

Al said...

I love that lake, and apparently so does your dog!

SquirrelQueen said...

Your first photo with the crepe myrtle against the bright blue sky is gorgeous. That little bird looks so pitiful but if he's flying he must be okay.

Linda said...

Great color! Love the little bird!

Brian King said...

The lake is gorgeous! My kind of place! Nice shots of your birds, too!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

That's such a startling contrast of the crepe myrtle against the azure sky! And the lake images are super. Love the birds, as always.

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

What a lovely walk, Eileen. Looks like your golden retriever enjoys it too!

thomas said...

a lovely lake for sky watching.

Lew said...

Your pup seems to be enjoying the lake and the sky! Our skies have given us some variety this week - from gray to heavy rain to beautiful blue and white. Not usual August yellow smog.

Mary said...

Wonderful shots and so lovely skies and birds!

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photos and post for SWF,Eileen!

beyondzephyr.com said...

Such beautiful shots and a wonderful walk for you all!

Jidhu Jose said...

beautiful clicks

Leovi said...

Yes, beautiful pictures, beautiful clouds, makes me imagine and dream!

Maria said...

These skies are absolutely awesome! Blue skies are great with blooms!

Sandy Carlson said...

Your skies are very beautiful, and so are the critters in your world. Thanks!

Zizi Santos said...

Céus muito lindos
pássaros maravilhosos!
você mora num lugar muito lindo
Bom fim de semana
Zizi

Our photos said...

Beautiful photos!

Noushka said...

What a gorgeous environment you live in, Eileen!
Your pictures are exquisite, this young bird is so cute! Don't worry, he is perfectly alright!!
Cheerio, keep well!

prairiebirder said...

Lovely post, Eileen.

Celeste said...

Hehe is that your Goldie Girl enjoying a swim?
Great shots, I hope your juvenile tanager is OK.