Monday, July 22, 2024

Happy Monday!

 Wishing everyone a great day and a happy new week!


"Life is short, take the beach trip."




Turks and Caicos


"Smell the sea and feel the sky, let your soul and spirit fly."


 "We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone."

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Saturday, July 20, 2024

Saturday's Critters # 553

  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!


Sharing various photos from June, our walks at the reservoir, my backyard and from the NCR bike trail. 


1. Below are images from our walk at Hemlock Gorge, A Tiger Swallowtail butterfly, plant leaves look like Hostas and a Louisiana Waterthrush.





2. The Gunpowder River at Hemlock Gorge Prettyboy is a place I always see the Louisiana Waterthrush. 





3. The nearby NCR Trail in Parkton Md, is one of our go to trails for easy walking. On this day we saw some pretty wildflowers, House Wren, Black & White Warbler, White-breasted Nuthatch, Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly, female Cardinal and possibly an Oriole?








4. I've been seeing more of the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterflies. 










5. This is a female Orchard Oriole, the female has olive green upper parts and yellow breast and bellies. They can be found near streams, eating insects and fruits and nectar. 



6. Back home on the deck railing I have the Carolina Chickadee. 




Another visitor to my deck railing is the Carolina Wren.





7. The neighbor's Peacock was missing for a few weeks and then it came back every day for the first week of June. It was seen on my deck railing, showing off on the driveway and on our roof.






Also the first week of June I started seeing the White-tailed deer in our yard.  





8. Below a daily June photo of our visiting friendly Peacock. Most days we could see the Peacock out our windows just sitting on our deck railing. 






I hope you enjoyed my bird and critters. 


I am linking up to Heidrun's Mosaic Monday  I hope you can stop by and visit Heidrun and check out the Mosaic Monday post.




Thanks to all my visitors and for your past and present comments. Stop back to see any replies to your comments. I appreciate everyone who loves and respects wildlife. Thank you for linking up a critter post.






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Monday, July 15, 2024

Happy Monday!

Wishing everyone a great day and a happy new week!


"Today is a good day to smile and be happy."





Papago Park, Sandstone Butte seen from the Desert Botanical Gardens, Phoenix, Arizona 


"Let the beauty of kindness and compassion color your day with joy."


 "We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone."

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Saturday, July 13, 2024

Saturday's Critters # 552

 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!


I am taking you back to Arizona, on April 26th we were up early to do some birdwatching at the Sweetwater Wetlands in Tucson. Sweetwater is a water treatment facility and an urban wildlife habitat. It is also a birding hotspot, it is said over 320 bird species have been found at this spot. It is an easy walk on the trails around several ponds, marshes, native trees and shrubs. We saw lots of lizards, a cute turtle and a rabbit.






Below are some of the waterfowl we saw while birdwatching at Sweetwater Wetlands; the Common Moorhen, American Coots, Pied-billed Grebe, Cinnamon Teal, more American Coots and a few Cormorants.





Common Gallinule or known as the Common Moorhen until July 2011, it has a bright red shield on it's head and a red bill with a tip of yellow. 





The adult Cinnamon Teal has a red head and body and has a brown back.





Below are the Verdin, Yellow Warbler, Abert's Towhee, Common Yellowthroat Warbler, Lesser Goldfinches and a second Yellow Warbler. 






The male Lesser Goldfinch, has a dark head and back and bright yellow underparts. 





The male Yellow Warbler is a  brilliant yellow and has rusty red streaks on the breast.




Below are the Vermilion Flycatcher male and female, White-crowned Sparrow, Gambel's Quail, Red-winged Blackbird and am I guessing a Broad-billed Hummingbird. 





The Abert's Towhee, reminds me of the female Cardinal. They have a long tail, a dark face and brown plumage.





The White-crowned Sparrow has gray face and black and white streaks on it's head. 









 The Vermilion Flycatcher is one of my favorite birds. It is not a lifer on this trip, I first saw this bird in Belize. The male is a brilliant red with Brown-black back and wings. 




Not critter related but here is my beautiful granddaughter Sophie. 





I am linking up to Heidrun's Mosaic Monday  I hope you can stop by and visit Heidrun and check out the Mosaic Monday post.




Thanks to all my visitors and for your past and present comments. Stop back to see any replies to your comments. I appreciate everyone who loves and respects wildlife. Thank you for linking up a critter post.






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Monday, July 8, 2024

Happy Monday!

Wishing everyone a great day and a happy new week!


"The sky is a canvas and every cloud is a stroke of the brush."




Saguaro National Park, Tucson, Arizona

"I am a blue sky thinker and dream big."


"We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone."

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