Thursday, August 8, 2013

At the Lake

I am linking up with NF Winged   and  Skywatch Friday

My post on our walk to our local lake. Some beautiful skies for Skywatch and a couple of yardbirds for NF Winged.


In the  yard a view of the sky and our Crepe Myrtle bush.


 Skywatching during our walk to the lake. I love these pretty fluffy white clouds and blue sky.




 A pretty day for our walk to the lake.


Sometimes we see Bald Eagles fly over this part of the lake but on this day we only saw a GB Heron.



For my NF Winged post I am including a new yard bird..a juvenile Veery.


The Peeping Tom juvie Veery. I caught it looking in our den window.


Another yardbird I was thinking this could be a juvenile Oriole but also looks more like a juvenile male Scarlet Tanager. It's wing looks funny, I hope it is Ok.


This poor bird looks like it has been in a battle. It is flying so I assume it is Ok. It is has been seen in the weeping cherry tree, which is right next to our blueberry bushes. The birds are all having a feast on the blueberries.

  Happy Skywatching everyone!

Thanks for visiting my post and  blog and I always appreciate your comments.

To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
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Thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday! Thanks to Monica the host of NF Winged.   I wish everyone a safe and happy weekend.

59 comments:

  1. the first one is a super shot and a cute bird I see that he has clean white underpants.

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  2. Beautiful birds. Love the Veery . . . such a softness to their coloring . . .

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  3. Hi Eileen It is lovely to see the young birds even they do look a bit bedraggled.

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  4. Awesome Lake!!! beautiful birds!

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  5. Muito lindo e não pude deixar de admirar os céus! Adorei! beijos,chica

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  6. Great sky pictures! Love those blue sky-white fluffy cloud days.

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  7. what a lovely lake! I love the top photo, the flowers look wonderful against the sky! I hope that last bird is okay...

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  8. Lovely skies, and don't forget the birds, awesome Eileen.

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  9. Hi Eileen!! That first shot is beautiful. Love the little juvenile Veery, a cute fellow :-))

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  10. i like your peeping tom - sort of a juvie pervie. :)

    great lake area! yay for goldie girl!

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  11. Hi Eileen ..Great shot's of skies bird,s and skies,but my favorite Goldie taking a dip : )!!
    Grace

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  12. Oh, lovely big clouds and pretty birds.

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  13. Great series of photos Eileen, the birds are pretty, and so are those skies but Goldie Girl wins the prize :) Have a great day!

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  14. A great series. I love the myrtle against the blue, and the fluffy clouds. That lake is a gorgeous colour.

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  15. wow, looks like a gorgeous day. those waters are calling for me & my kayak. ( :

    those crepe myrtles are a gorgeous color. so cheerful.

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  16. all the crepe myrtles are so beautiful right now, i love the variety of colors!!

    beautiful skies and cutie birds!!

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  17. Beautiful skies and birds, Eileen. Have a great day.

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  18. Hi Eileen,
    Good shots again, the skies are beautiful.
    The birds are great.

    Greetings Irma

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  19. I love the view out over the lake. It's a gorgeous place. Have a great weekend!

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  20. Beautiful walk you took! The bird looks like an Oriole to me judging from the shape of its bill. Not sure what kind of Oriole, though.

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  21. Oh how I love the blue sky and white clouds photo - and the birds are wonderful.

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  22. I love the shots of the clouds floating by Eileen. How nice to have a juvie Veery in your garden - good pics there. You're right, the tanager doesn't look too happy with iteself but at least it is able to fly and hopefully stay out of any more danger.

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  23. WOW, beautiful. never ever do I leave here disappointed. That first shot with the bright blue sky and the red flowers... A M A Z I N G! You really have talent!

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  24. Hallo Eileen!!
    You realy had a wonderful walk on the lake!!!Beautiful views!!!And so many cute little birds in your yard!!!Great shots!!!Have a lovely week!!!Hugs!!
    Dimi...

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  25. Hi Eileen! Another lovely walk! You really have an eye for seeing things with and without your camera lens!

    I hope you're having a good Thursday!

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  26. The crepe myrtle are gorgeous this year!

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  27. nice walk today it seems. Don´t think I have seen the Veery before. Juvies are fun to watch as they are so fluffy. :)

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  28. Those clouds are so big and fluffy! I miss seeing skies like that because we have had nothing but rain the past week or so. Love the shots with the lake and the dog taking a dip :)

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  29. This is a totally new world of birds for me, Eileen. A Veery: I have never heard of it. I also think the Tanager has a funny wing but if it's flying it must be OK. I hope you're having a great day. Jo

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  30. Those skies are so beautiful. Love those big puffy clouds!

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  31. That last bird does look a little battle-scarred. But still beautiful, as your birds are always. Around here, they are enjoying blackberries on the lake shore. Love the crape myrtle , we don't see that lovely tree ever.

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  32. Beautiful skies ~ love the puffy clouds ~ Great shots ~ thanks, carol xo

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  33. Beautiful shots at the lake. Love the crepe myrtle against the sky and great bird shots as usual.

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  34. Beautiful skies, lovely, colorful flowers, delightful birds!! What a wonderful world you have, Eileen!! Thanks for sharing it with us!! Have a lovely weekend!

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  35. Beautiful!! The first one is my favorite. It looks so clean and crisp. I feel like I could reach out and touch the flowers.

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  36. Beautiful blooms and clouds in that sky.

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  37. Great pictures looks like a wonderful day.
    Merle.........

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  38. I love that lake, and apparently so does your dog!

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  39. Your first photo with the crepe myrtle against the bright blue sky is gorgeous. That little bird looks so pitiful but if he's flying he must be okay.

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  40. Great color! Love the little bird!

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  41. The lake is gorgeous! My kind of place! Nice shots of your birds, too!

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  42. That's such a startling contrast of the crepe myrtle against the azure sky! And the lake images are super. Love the birds, as always.

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  43. What a lovely walk, Eileen. Looks like your golden retriever enjoys it too!

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  44. a lovely lake for sky watching.

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  45. Your pup seems to be enjoying the lake and the sky! Our skies have given us some variety this week - from gray to heavy rain to beautiful blue and white. Not usual August yellow smog.

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  46. Wonderful shots and so lovely skies and birds!

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  47. Very beautiful photos and post for SWF,Eileen!

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  48. Such beautiful shots and a wonderful walk for you all!

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  49. Yes, beautiful pictures, beautiful clouds, makes me imagine and dream!

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  50. These skies are absolutely awesome! Blue skies are great with blooms!

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  51. Your skies are very beautiful, and so are the critters in your world. Thanks!

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  52. Céus muito lindos
    pássaros maravilhosos!
    você mora num lugar muito lindo
    Bom fim de semana
    Zizi

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  53. What a gorgeous environment you live in, Eileen!
    Your pictures are exquisite, this young bird is so cute! Don't worry, he is perfectly alright!!
    Cheerio, keep well!

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  54. Lovely post, Eileen.

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  55. Hehe is that your Goldie Girl enjoying a swim?
    Great shots, I hope your juvenile tanager is OK.

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