Monday, November 27, 2023

Happy Monday!

Wishing everyone a great day and a happy new week!


"Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness."





"Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures."


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

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Saturday, November 25, 2023

Saturday Critters # 519

Welcome to Saturday Critters!


Hello and happy Saturday!


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I am sharing a mish mash of photos, birds from my back yard and my Prettyboy neighborhood and the lake. 


1. Oct 15th, another walk to the lake, we were seeing more fall colors, the usual Great Blue Herons hanging out in the favorite spots and the same with Belted Kingfishers. What I thought were Solitary Sandpipers could be the Lesser Yellowlegs. 


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2. Same day as above, there were at least 3 Great Blue Herons, each having their favorite spots to fish. 





3. Oct 16th,  a Bald Eagle perched on a small stick was which in the middle of the lake, the Great Blue Heron and Belted Kingfisher hanging out in the same area as the day before. 





4. Oct 18th , our walk on a Parkton section of the NCR Bike trail, I saw the Yellow-belled Sapsucker, Eastern Bluebird, a White-tailed Deer, Ruby-crowned Kinglets and a Downy Woodpecker. 



5. I was seeing some great birds in one spot on the bike trail, the two Ruby-crowned Kinglets were chasing each other around the trees. 



6. On the same day, back at home the Cardinal takes a turn knocking on our front window. 





7. Oct 19th , our walk was to the back section of our lake. I saw at least 4 of the Lesser Yellowlegs. Also high in a tree were two American Goldfinches. 




8. I was able to catch the 4 Lesser Yellowlegs in one shot, foraging along the lakeshore.




9. This photo is a little better with two of the Lesser Yellowlegs. 



10. With the lake level down so low now, we are able to walk along the lake shore, a fishing boat was seen across the lake from where we walked. 





At this time in our neighborhood, the fall colors and trees were looking beautiful.  

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Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

May your Thanksgiving be full of peace, love and joy!




"May your blessings be many, your troubles be few and your Thanksgiving be wonderful."

Monday, November 20, 2023

Happy Monday!

Wishing everyone a great day and a happy new week!


"Find joy in the small things"






"Search for something beautiful in every day."

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

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Saturday, November 18, 2023

Saturday Critters # 518

Welcome to Saturday Critters!

Hello and happy Saturday!

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! 🦃 🦃🥧


 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!


On Oct 9-11th , hubby and I went on a short getaway. First we took a short detour off of Rt 50 to the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Cambridge Maryland. Then we headed to Chincoteague Island Virginia, the Chincoteague Island National Wildlife Refuge, Tom's Cove and the Assateague Island National Seashore. 


1. These are images from our drive at the Blackwater Wildlife Refuge. At Blackwater NWR, we took the short Marsh Edge trail. 



We saw and heard these Terns, they were so loud. I think they were fighting over a fish?  Back in the car and on the wildlife drive, I found a juvenile Bald Eagle sitting in a tree, monarchs were flying next to our car, a White-tailed Deer walking off into the wood and the Tickseed  Sunflowers were plentiful along the drive. 

 



The Tickseed Sunflowers looked pretty, the yellow flowers were seen all along the wildlife drive. 



2. Further along the wildlife drive, we saw the Yellowlegs, numerous Great Blue Herons, Canada Geese and an Egret. 





3. We saw two Mallards, one is hidden in the grasses hanging out with the Canada Geese.  





4. Looking straight on, the Great Blue Heron looks a little silly. 





5. After driving a total of 4 hours or more, we arrived in Chincoteague. We took a walk on the trail to the pony overlook.  On the way I saw this tiny Sika deer, it is so cute. At the pony overlook I found one Tricolored Heron and the ponies of course. 




The Sika Deer is a small member of the elk family, they have dark brown to black coat. They have short snouts and small ears. The Sika Deer were introduced to Maryland's Eastern Shore and in Virginia. I am assuming this was a juvenile Sika Deer, it just stood and stared at us while we were on the trail. 






A distant look at the Chincoteague Ponies. 




Great Egrets and Snowy Egrets are mixed together, a few times I think I saw the juvenile Little Blue Heron which is also white.  





6. On the road to the beach, we see lots of Egrets. Further up the road we see the Double-crested Cormorants hanging out, we caught the sun setting at Tom's Cove, a small group of Black-bellied Plovers  (just a guess) and there were 3 Great Blue Herons flying over the cove. 





7. On the shore of the cove, I was watching a group of what I believe are the juvenile Black-bellied Plovers.  There is a closer look at two in the mosaic above bottom left image. 





8. The end of day one, we watched the sun setting over Tom's Cove in Chincoteague Island NWR. 





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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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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.

Happy Monday!

Wishing everyone a great day and a ha ppy new week! "Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness." "Blessed are the cu...