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Saturday's Critters #98

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Saturday's Critters #98

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Saturday, it's time to share your critters and post. Any kind of critter will do, even a new or old post.. I appreciate everyone who is linking in with this week's critter party.

Can you believe it is the end of October? This month just flew by for me. I am sharing more of the birds and critters we saw during our visit to the beaches and the Hoh Rainforest in the Olympic National Park.


Top row: flock of Snow geese, Perched on the seastack various Brown Pelicans, and Cormorants and Gulls, Green-winged Teals in flight. Second row: Red-throated Loon, Cute puppy dog, gulls. Third row: male and female Elk, squirrel. Bottom row: Mallard, Hooded Merganser & friend, Mallards.



I am watching you!


A foggy look at the seastack with the perched Brown Pelican on the top left side and a lot of Cormorants.


A flock of Green-winged Teal flying by the beach!



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I hope you enjoyed my critter post and images.. As always I appr…

Around the yard

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I am linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences
I hope you can join in on the fun and share your fence scenes and pretty skies.


To break up my trip photos I am sharing some photos from our local walk to the lake and some birds and scenes from my yard and neighborhood. These images were taken back in September. On this day we walked to the lake in front of our place and passed by my neighbor's turkeys. The turkeys are raised and sold, I assume for Thanksgiving dinners.


This is a view of the turkeys from the fireroad. And on this day there was a turkey on the wrong side of the fence.




A cute fence scene...I was thinking your free, your free!  Run turkey... run and hide.


It was a pretty day for our walk to the lake, lovely sky, pretty berries seen along the fireroad and a cute chickadee.


The lake, clouds reflecting and some shadows from the trees.


Beside the usual GB heron at the lake we have been seeing some Double-crested Cormorants.



Another fence scene, I always enjoy seeing…

More from Olympic National Park

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I have a list below of memes I am joining for this week, and to save time I am doing one post for all. They are all fun memes to participate in...I hope you can join in with the fun  and check out some of the participating posts. Special thanks to all the wonderful host and their memes, I hope you have some time to check them out.

This was our 2nd full day in Washington state, it was a long day driving to two beaches and a visit to the Hoh Rainforest. All of these places are considered part of the Olympic National Park.


The tall trees that border Rialto beach, some look ready for the waves to come and claim them.


The first beach we stopped at is called Rialto Beach, the driftwood was actually whole trees washed up on the beach. Some of the roots were taller than we were when we stood next to them. I am pretty sure the birds flying over were the Snow Geese, a closer look at my photo you can see they were white with black edges on the wing tips. It was a cloudy day but only a little dr…

Saturday's Critters #97

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Saturday's Critters #97

Happy Saturday, it's time to share your critters and post. Any kind of critter will do, even a new or old post.. I appreciate everyone who is linking in with this week's critter party.

For this week's critter post I am sharing some various yard birds and some critters that were all seen in my yard during the month of September.



Above is the juvie male Scarlet Tanager seen with the dark wings.


The Gray Catbirds were seen all summer long.




The Tennessee Warbler hung around for a couple of weeks. It was enjoying the berries.


I believe this is the Eastern Wood Pewee perched on our Weeping Cherry tree.


The female Ruby-throated Hummingbird hung out in the weeping cherry tree, close to the hummingbird feeder.


A chipmunk likes to sit on top of our wood pile.


This American Bullfrog was enjoying his favorite rock next to our little pond.


A young deer maybe a female showed up in the yard on Sept 21, the bow hunting season in the woods near our house starte…

Big Pool, Maryland

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I am linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences
I hope you can join in on the fun and share your fence scenes and pretty skies.

It is hard to believe I have images from back on August 21 that I have not posted. It was a longer day trip for hubby and I to a place called Big Pool, Maryland. It is located off of RT 70 west, exit 12. There is a section of the C&O Canal trail that was new for us, a pretty lake and the C&O trail, lots of birds and the nearby Fort Frederick. Lots to see and do at Big Pool.


The birds of Big Pool, Md top row: Green heron, Wood Duck, DC Cormorants, GB Heron. Middle Row are possible Yellowlegs, Little Blue Heron, Goose, Wood Ducks. Bottom row are an unknown bird, Kingfisher, Great Egret with geese, and two Vireos.


Can you find the two Red-eyed Vireos in the photo above?


I found out after getting home that this sighting of the juvie Little Blue Heron was an unusual sighting for this county.


The long and winding C&O canal trail.


The Wood Ducks s…

Olympic Nat'l Park

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From now on to save time I am doing one post for all. I have a list below of memes I am joining for this week. They are all fun memes to participate in...I hope you can join in with the fun and check out some of the participating posts. Special thanks to all the wonderful host and their memes, I hope you have some time to check them out.


On the first morning of our Washington trip I stepped out of our hotel room and looked up to a clear sky and a pretty view of the moon. My previous post on the Dungeness Spit was on the afternoon of this same day. With this post, I am going backwards on this day. After hearing so much about dreary weather conditions in this area I was ecstatic to have a first full day of clear skies and pretty weather. On this morning we drove back to the Hurricane Ridge area of the Olympic Nat'l Park and one of hubby's favorite places in park. His favorite spot as of this day!


A lovely shot of the moon on the first morning of our trip. It was awesome to see…

Saturday's Critters #96

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Saturday's Critters #96

Happy Saturday, it's time to share your critters and post. Any kind of critter will do, even a new or old post.. I appreciate everyone who is linking in with this week's critter party.

Hello, I had this post scheduled to go in case I was too busy. These images are from our visit to Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge on Sept 2nd. Hubby and I always enjoy seeing the birds and wildlife during our visit to this refuge.


Above a female Belted Kingfisher posed nicely for me. I was surprised usually the kingfishers are very shy.


A large group of terns, various ducks and gulls.


Snowy Egrets, Great Egrets, American Avocets, Black-necked Stilt and gulls.



A Green Heron is usually seen at the Finnis Pool.


The Belted Kingfisher was posing so nicely.


A frog, wildflowers and slider turtles.


I just loved this frog, he/she looked like it was smiling at me.  I hope you enjoyed my birds, frog and turtles. Thanks for visiting my post and for all the nice comments.  I hope you…