Saturday, June 12, 2021

Saturday's Critters # 391

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!

Hello and happy Saturday!

 

 If you love all God's creatures like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!

Hubby and I visited the York Pennsylvania rookery on May 14th. There are Black Crowned Night Herons and Great Egrets nesting in the trees around a little lake in the middle of the city.  It seems this year the number of nests are dwindling. It seems like the rookery is smaller each year.  

1.  Black-crowned Night Heron, looks like it is taking a nap. 




2. Below are a couple of Black-crowned Night Herons, I assume the female is sitting on a nest and is somewhat hidden behind the leaves.





3. Below is a Great Egret and you can see 2 baby egrets fuzzy heads sticking up out of the nest. 



4.  The Great Egrets were plentiful, various trees had 3-4 Egret nests.





5. Great Egret was breaking off branches to take back to the nest. 



6. I counted at least 6 Great Egrets in the photo below.  One is kind of hidden behind a branch.  

  



7. A Great Egret looking for food , not far away were a couple of Canada Geese.





8. Incoming, a Great Egret flying back to the nest..

I have posted about this York Pa Egret and Heron rookery here.  Our  first visit I posted about was back in 2012. 


I am also linking up to Anni's blog party found here I'd Rather B Birding   Anni always has some beautiful birds to be seen on her blog, check it out!


Thanks to all my visitors and for your comments. Stop back to see any replies to your comments. I appreciate everyone who loves critters and has linked up their critter post. 


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YOU are all # 1.





Monday, June 7, 2021

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday everyone!  

Wishing everyone a great day and a happy new week!  



Yachats, Oregon


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Saturday, June 5, 2021

Saturday's Critters # 390

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!

Hello and happy Saturday!

 

 If you love all God's creatures like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!

Can you believe, it is the first Saturday of June. Time is flying by, I am hoping to see some birds flying into or around my yard.  These are some birds I have seen recently during our local walks. 

Click on photos for best viewing!

1.  The end of April, I watched the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds coming and going to the feeder.




2. May 3rd, may have been my last sighting of the Red-breasted Nuthatch for the year.  





3. May 10th , I watched a female Black-throated Blue Warbler out my front window.  This view is from my exercise bike, I can watch various birds hopping around the rhododendrons and front yard. 

It is not the best photo taken out the window, these warblers move quickly. The female has a white arc under the eye and a little white wing patch.



4. May 16th, we took a walk on the local NCR bike trail. We saw a couple of Worm-eating Warblers chasing each other along the trail.


This warbler has a head stripe with black eye line and stripes on the buffy head.



5. I have been seeing bunnies in the back and front yard. I think the baby bunnies have grown quickly, but these two maybe the parents. 




6. The Tufted Titmouse is a year round visitor to my yard.  



7.  At our local Prettyboy Dam, the Cliff Swallows can be seen nesting under the dam bridge and flying over the reservoir.  





8. On another day we took a local walk on our fire road and to the lake. near the lake shore I saw a first year Baltimore Oriole, a first time seeing a Blackburnian Warbler in my neighborhood, a Red-eyed Vireo is bottom left, Canada Geese and some large Slider Turtles. 



9.  Not the best lighting looking up in the tree at this Blackburnian Warbler. 





I hope you enjoyed my yard and neighborhood birds.  Other birds I heard nearby but I was not able to take photos yet are: Ovenbird, Wood Thrush, unknown Thrush, Gray Catbird and the male Black-throated Blue Warbler, Indigo Bunting and the Scarlet Tanager. 




I am also linking up to Anni's blog party found here I'd Rather B Birding   Anni always has some beautiful birds to be seen on her blog, check it out!



Thanks to all my visitors and for your comments. Stop back to see any replies to your comments. I appreciate everyone who loves critters and has linked up their critter post. 



Here is my linky:


YOU are all # 1.




Wednesday, June 2, 2021

What's blooming ?

 Happy Wednesday!


I wish everyone a happy month of June!  These are some images of the blooms around my yard and on our deck.


The rhododendron blooms are coming to an end now, but this is how they looked in peak bloom.


The Siberian Irises are one of my favorites.




The White waterlilies are looking beautiful, the little pond is crowded with the lily pads.





A few species of Clematis in our yard, the blooms are beautiful.  They are different shades of purple.  



I am not sure if this is called Deborah Dahl Clematis




I think the clematis is Jackmanni. 




I like this Tickseed, Coreopsis it is a new plant this year in our yard.




On our deck, I always like to have some plants that the hummingbirds and butterflies enjoy, below are the hibiscus, salvia and a pot of zinnias.



Another new plant we bought this year is called Catmint- Walker's Low



Wyatt is growing quickly, such a cutie! 




What growing in your garden?  Have a great day and week ahead!  

Thanks for your visits and comments! 

Monday, May 31, 2021

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday everyone!  

Wishing everyone a great day and a happy new week!  

It is Memorial Day, a day to remember and honor all those who have served and sacrificed for our freedom! 

 


Niagara Falls, NY 

Saturday's Critters # 391

Welcome to Saturday's Critters! Hello and happy Saturday!    If you love all God's creatures like I do and also like to blog about t...