Sunday, June 16, 2013

Irvine Nature center

  I am linking up with Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

These photos were taken during last weekend's walk at the Irvine Nature Center. I have been there a few times with my bird club on walks and with my hubby. It has woodlands, fields and a marshy area.

A couple of my other posts on our visit to the Irvine Nature Center Le Contes-Sparrow and Birding Irvine Nature Center



Our walk at the nature center took us past the wigwam and the firepit. We also saw a lot of the Cabbage White Butterflies.







I loved walking along the trail next to the wildflowers. They were a bright cheery spot on the field. Do flowers make you happy and smile?






I am pretty sure this is an Eastern Wood-Pewee.

Seeing the Eastern Bluebirds is always a treat for me, they are one of my favorites. We also saw a lot of tree swallows and the Eastern Wood Pewee. I hope you enjoyed going on my walk and seeing the birds and wildflowers.


I hope you enjoyed my post and photos. Thanks for visiting my blog and post. I always appreciate your comments.
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 Thanks to our host: Mary our host of Mosaic Monday and to the hosting group of Our World Tuesday: Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia, Sandy and Jennifer.  I wish everyone a happy week!

73 comments:

  1. Beautiful place to spend time among nature: flowers, butterflies, birds.

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  2. My goodness, what a riot of colourful blossoms, no wonder you were smiling, I would be too. Beautiful bluebird too.

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  3. Amazing how many flowers are in bloom there right now! I love the bluebird photos.

    I'm still so new to birding that I have to check and recheck my bird books every time I photograph a flycatcher. It's frustrating but I guess I'll finally get it someday. :))

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  4. I like your striking white theme today Eileen. The bluebird shots are super, as is the pewee but I can't help with the ID except to say I'm sure you are correct. Have a great week ahead and don't work too hard but save some energy for birding.

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  5. Hello Eileen
    A beautiful field of wildflowers, and it does give me a happy feeling looking at them. I've noticed there are so many daisies blooming in the fields here right now and I love seeing them.
    So many cabbage whites at once! Thanks for sharing your walk.
    Judith

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  6. love the daisies!! and a good bunch of bug catchers, too!

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  7. I always love seeing the variety of birds you see but today my favorite photos are the flowers! They really do make me happy! I wish I had a big bouquet of daisies! Enjoy your day!

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  8. Eileen,
    So enjoyed this walk-about. These Eastern Bluebirds are darling-such a delightful hue of blue. Oh and the flowers, oh yes, they make me very happy!
    Jemma

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  9. Must have been lovely the places that you visit. Love them all.

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  10. WoW eileen, so much beauty today!!

    the fields of flowers are breathtaking as are the cabbage whites. they sure are abundant right now and what a love they have for mud!!

    awesome birds shots, impossible to pick a favorite!!

    i hope you had a wonderful sunday!!

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  11. Hi Eileen- I love those fields of white and happy yellow daisies- my all time favorite flower.
    Those bluebirds are incredibly sweet.
    What a wonderful treat you gave us today.

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  12. Hi Eileen,

    What a gorgeous variety of sights! Had never heard of Cabbage White butterflies - the name suits them perfectly!! And yes, OF COURSE flowers make me happy and I smile quietly in their precious presence! Daisies, especially are always cheery charmers!

    Poppy

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  13. Wow Eileen,these are wonderful pictures!!!And all those beautiful flowers in the fields!!!Great shots!!!I love those blue birds!!!Have a lovely week!!
    Dimi..

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  14. Thanks for sharing your walk - so many pretty things to see. Pretty flowers do make me smile/happy. For someone who likes flowers as much as I do, I know little to nothing about them. Your header is so pretty!
    Thanks for stopping by and nice comment.

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  15. Such a treat to follow you Eileen . . .

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  16. Eileen, thanks for taking us on a walk through the nature center with you. So many lovely sights to see! Gorgeous wildflower images! Bluebirds are such a delight. This post is a feast for the eyes!

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  17. Wondeful shots ... really a great place to visit.

    Wish you a great new week, Eileen

    Irene :)

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  18. What a beautiful place. Love all those daisies.

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  19. beautiful butterflies. always a fan of them. ( :

    love the flowers too.

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  20. Thank you for sharing your walk with us. Pretty birds and flowers for sure!

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  21. these little birds are so lovely Eileen. And yes, flowers make me happy, and spring wildflower time is my favourite time of year - although our wildflowers are nothing like yours!
    Have a wonderful week.

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  22. Super post Eileen. The wildflower meadows are stunning and way, way ahead of ours over here.
    Have a great week.

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  23. What a great walk! I love wildflowers~they are always a delightful sight! Great shots of the beautiful Bluebirds:) Hope you have a great week too!

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  24. Pretty flowers and birds beautifully captured

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  25. a lovely place to visit and you got some wonderful photos Eileen. So you have those white cabbage moths too; they love my nasturtiums at the moment! I give up; I don't like using sprays so figure it's food for the magpies, they generally come and check for them. I wonder if those you photographed were down there drinking water???

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  26. The wildflowers are gorgeous! I miss seeing bluebirds. Your shots are awesome!

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  27. I do love walking "with" you, seeing the flowers and birds. All smiles here! I need to get some daisies for the garden before it is too late.

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  28. Hi Eillen Wonderful walk surrounded by fabulous wild flowers and the blue bird takes the biscuit!

    Margaret

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  29. Those flower meadows are great - remarkable to think that most grasslands used to look like this.

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  30. Hi Eileen
    Thank you for your birthday best wishes!

    I love daisies and your wonderful bird photos always make me smile :)

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  31. They look a bit strange these pale green butterflies ! Love the wild flowers and you are lucky to see so many colorful birds. We have sparrows around and sometimes a robin if I am lucky.

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  32. Flowers always make me smile and so do your posts with all its pretty birds. Thanks Eileen :)

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  33. Marvelous photos of this special place, the birds and flowers. Great !

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  34. What a beautiful post!!Love the birds!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  35. Looks like there's much to offer for the nature lover. :)

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  36. Beautiful flowers, butterflies and that Eastern wood-pewee!

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  37. Beautiful flowers and birds! And yes, they both make me smile! I also love the butterflies dancing above the mud! Have a wonderful week!

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  38. What a beautiful walk. Thanks for taking us along. Wildflowers are so graceful in the meadow and yes, flowers do make me happy. Your bird photos are always stunning.

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  39. Wonderful shots - those butterflies are delightful!

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  40. What a great place to nature, birds, and butterflies! Very nice collection of photos!!

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  41. That wigwam is really neat! And such pretty wildflowers! They always make me smile :)

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  42. Those wildflowers are just lovely and the birds ever sweet. I have never seen some of the birds that you share and so that is such fun!

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  43. Sweet little bluebirds ( and all...and how you manage to capture them so well I do not know but I am glad that you do! :)

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  44. Beautiful, especially on the cabbage whites!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  45. Yes, the flowers would make me smile - and your photos of them do also!

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  46. Such beautiful and great summer photos!

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  47. Amazing photos!!
    I love them all!
    Have a great week!

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  48. Flowers like that would definitely make me smile.

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  49. Nice place, exquisite photos and bright, beautiful flowers and birds ...!

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  50. This is a great group of late spring pictures. Good job with the Peewee.

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  51. Hi Eileen. I love, LOVE your wildflower and bird photos. At my cabin I'm trying to grow as many wildflowers as I can and am having a terrific amount of luck. It's amazing how many wildflowers there are that are available and thrive in the semi-arid area where my cabin is. :) Lovely visiting with you today. I hope you have a wonderful week. :)

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  52. field of flowers is just delightful.

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  53. The flowers, birds and butterflies all make me smile. Great shots.

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  54. Wonderful flowers and birds. That would be a beautiful place to take a walk.

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  55. Love the fields of flowers and such beautiful birds!! Great post for the day as always, Eileen! Hope you have a great week!

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  56. Thank you for the wonderful birds and beautiful flowers.

    We watched a dove fly back and forth to our yucca tree all afternoon creating a house for her babies.

    It is way too tall for us to get any photos, but it would be fun to see.

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  57. Beautiful flowers Eileen!Can't stop looking at them. Love nature pics. They make me feel happy&relax.
    Have a wonderful day!

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  58. A beautiful place - and nice photos! That Bluebird - what a fantastic colour!

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  59. That's a lovely place. I recognize the name but can't remember where it is.

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  60. Those wildflowers are simply beautiful. Aren't blue birds pretty? Love them.

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  61. I love the floral collages and the fabulous bluebirds! I would be quite happy if they decided to spend some time in my area, Eileen!

    -Karen

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  62. Heisann!

    Ohh...here our garden flowers grow wild, wonderful ;:OD)

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  63. Beautiful,fantastic pics!I love the blue birds& the daisies make me smile,too! :)

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  64. As always, beautiful and inspiring photos and words in you post. I love the field og daisies and corcade flowers!

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  65. great shots of the Cabbage White. They are not that easy to catch. :) And all yoru lovely birds. You celebrate Fathers day now? We have it in November.

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  66. I love your walks Eileen! I don't think I've ever seen peewee...and definitely have not seen enough bluebirds.! Thanks for sharing them.

    There were black-eyed Susans and red paintbrush growing on the median strips as we drove today (we're in Texas) and yes, they definitely made me smile!

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  67. Spectacular pictures! I love a walk in a meadow at this time of year, with all the daisies, hawkweed, buttercups and goat'sbeard in bloom.

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  68. Love the fields of flowers and birds!

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  69. Dearest Eilleen,
    Wow, what stunningly Beautiful pictures♡♡♡ They did sooth my mind this morning, my friend.
    I'm taking off to visit my father today and finally motivated to visit friends...; haven't checked dashboard much. (^^;)

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  70. Mine, I have to visit this place, what a wonder!

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  71. These are gorgeous shots, Elieen! Thanks so much for visiting and for sharing the beauty of Irvine with others. See you on your next visit, Beth Lacey (Irvine's Marketing Director)

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