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Birds & Blooms

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HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!God Bless our Veterans and  our country.

I am sharing some of our blooms and birds seen in our yard or in the woods next to our house.  The Pink Lady Slipper a wild orchid is found growing in the same spot every year.


We found a few Pink Lady Slippers along the fireroad near home.


A pretty Scarlet Tanager can be seen in the woods next to our home.



Our Clematis is starting to bloom.


Wild pink azaleas in the forest next to our home.



A pretty Rose-breasted Grosbeak seen on 5/15/16


The Red-bellied woodpecker seen right outside my dining room window. The male is on the feeder dropping crumbs for the female on my deck. Bird watching from the win…

Saturday's Critters #128

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Saturday's Critters #128

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.

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY weekend!!!!

We have been staying closer to home lately so I have been watching my yard birds as often as I can. You never know when you may see a new bird show up. I am sharing the Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, it has been the longest amount of days I have seen them here. They arrived around April 29 and as I type this post I am still seeing a few on May 19th. The Indigo Buntings are still here, my Ruby-throated Hummingbirds are here and a few other regular yard birds like the House Finches, Carolina Wren, Gray Catbird and the Red-bellied Woodpecker.


 A pretty Indigo Bunting in the rain.


A female Rose-breasted Grosbeak showing a little yellow on her wings.



House Finch couple, the female is in the feeder.



A Caroline Wren, there was a family of five hoppin…

Making lemonade

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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.

I am behind in sharing my photos and jumping all around these are from April 30th. At this time the weather was usually either cloudy, rainy and chilly. The reason for my title, the weather was not going to clear up days so we took our chances and made lemonade out of one of the cloudy days. We were able to do some walking, birding and make it home before the rain started.


Teresa's Friday's Hunt:  The letter V,  Week's Favorite, Sunshine.

Start's with V..photo below. I like the Virginia Bluebells in bloom along the river trail.


 Weeks Favorite  is below, I like the mill and the big knotty tree. These trees in the spring are full of warblers …

Cordoras Reservoir, Pennsylvania

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On the way home from our son's new house we found a trail at the Codorus Reservoir called the Mary Ann Furnace Trail. It was another gloomy dreary day but we took a quick walk maybe 10-15 minutes to see what is was like. I think we will be going back and taking a longer walk soon.


The trail signs and a platform for viewing the wetland and birds. I think we missed seeing the muggles, unless we were the muggles?


Some of the trail was boardwalk, it was nice not to walk in mud.


The mosaic above includes a Gray Catbird, some wildflowers, Spotted Sandpiper, the boardwalk and creek.



Above are the Yellow-rumped Warbler, Wood Duck with ducklings and a Yellow Warbler. I wish the sun was out, the photos…

Saturday's Critters #127

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Saturday's Critters #127

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.
I am skipping all around and sharing photos from May 8th, I have some birds seen in my neighborhood and from our walk to the lake to see the Bald Eagle's nest.




A first for me this time of the year I saw a few Common Loons on our lake.

I am pretty sure, even though this is an awful photo the Bald Eagle is standing in front of an eaglet. I see a dark body and the beak of the eaglet. I wish the nest was closer, but it is across the lake and too far for a good photo.

The Scarlet Tanager is a breeder in my area and in the forest next to our home.


Above is the Louisiana Waterthrush video taken during my walk on the nearby fireroad. You can see the Waterthrush hopping around catching bugs and some other bird sounds like the Worm Eating Warbler and I believe an Ovenbird …

Warbler Time

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Teresa's Friday's Hunt
1. Start's with U
2. Weeks Favorite
3.  Morning

Random # 1. In the spring we see some pretty warblers pass thru our neighborhood and around our lake. The warblers like to stay high up in the tree tops which makes it almost impossible to get a good photo. I still like to document what I see and when.


#2. My name is Eileen and I have an addiction to birds. On this day I saw the Prairie Warbler, White-throated Sparrow, possibly a female Pine Warbler or Kinglet and a Chestnut-sided Warbler, Woodpeckers, Hermit Thrush and …

Swan Harbor Farms

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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.

Swan Harbor Farm in Havre De Grace Maryland is one of my favorite spots for birding. It is part of Maryland's Open Space Program. It is also a hot venue for weddings and receptions.

Above top row: Swamp Sparrow, Yellow Warbler, Common Yellow-throat. Second row: Tree Swallows and Orchard Oriole. Third row: Bobolink, Solitary Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs. Bottom row: Blue-winged teal, Yellowlegs, Great Egret, Canada Goose, Wood Duck & ducklings.


The Swamp Sparrow seen with it pretty rusty cap. The nest in fresh water marshes and bogs.



During this visit, we were in the bird blind and we also walked around the pond and marshland.


Canada Goose, Great Eg…

Saturday's Critters #126

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Saturday's Critters #126

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.

I am sharing various yard birds. Lately I have been doing more birding from my windows and just around the neighborhood.



My first sighting of the Rose-breasted Grosbeaks was just one on April 29th. Then there were 3 males sighted on May 1st and then I had 6 males on May 2nd.


This photo above shows 4 of the 6 on May 2nd. It is hard to get all 6 into one photo.




The Indigo Bunting will visit the feeders if it is not bullied.



The Blue Jays seem to be daily visitors to my feeders. I hope enjoyed my birds LOL, yes if they are in my yard they are my birds.

From my walk on the neighborhood fireroad, the Barred Owl, A neighbor on her horse and the Double-crested Cormorant at the lake.

As always thanks for the visits and the nice comments. I also thank everyone who is linking…