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Little Blue Heron

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For this week's memes ( my list is below) and my wild bird I am featuring the Little Blue Heron seen at the local Baltimore County park  North Point State Park. I was able to capture the adult, juvenile and the transitional Little Blue Herons.

 " Enjoy the little things in life..for one day you'll look back and realize they were the big things".  author unknown.



An awesome spot to see the Little Blue Herons is just a short walk down this wooded Black Marsh trail.


The lush Black Marsh wetlands contains marsh loving shrubs, grasses and various flowers. The land side of the marsh is a mature forest.


Above is the white juvenile Little Blue Heron.  From a distance you would think this Little Blue Heron was actually an Egret. But, you have to check out the bill and leg colors to see the differences.


The Juvenile Little Blue Heron has an olive-gray bill and greenish legs and feet.


Another look at the juvenile Little Blue Heron.




Above is the transitional mottled Little Blue…

Saturday's Critters #89

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Saturday Critters #89

Happy Saturday everyone, it's time to share your critter posts. Any kind of critter will do, even a new or old post.. I appreciate everyone who is taking time and linking in with this week's critter party.

I am sharing some more birds and critters from our day trip to Bombay Hook NWR in Delaware. It is a great outing, seeing lots of Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Great Blue Herons, Little Blue Herons, my first Monarch of the season and a cute turtle and frog shot.


Gret Egret reflections.


A fuzzy looking Great Blue Heron, could be an older juvie?



Two juvenile Little Blue Herons. The leg color and beak are the difference between the heron and egrets.



My first of the season Monarch Butterfly





The turtle is a Slider, can you find the frog?


A view of the Egrets and the dark spots are a few Glossy Ibis mixed in this group, seen from the wildlife drive at Bombay Hook NWR. I hope you enjoyed my critter post.
As always I always appreciate my blogging friends stopping…

A Hodgepodge

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I am linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences
I hope you can join in on the fun and share your fence scenes and pretty skies.

For this week's Good Fence and Skywatch Friday memes I am sharing some local birds seen around the local river and our lake. Also, some morning glories and a few of Hubby's sky shots.

I am not sure why but I noticed on different blogger's Feedjit, the live traffic feed claims I am from Sugarland Texas. Sugarland Texas is 1,455 miles or 2341 KM from Maryland. I am pretty sure it used to say I was from Freeland Maryland. So please do not believe all that you read it is not true. Hubby and I did not move to Texas. I would like to spend my retirement in a new state but, Texas is not in the running. I assume for some reason my computer or blogger is giving a wrong location and I have no idea how to fix it.

These are some birds we saw while on one of our local walks around the neighborhood & lake. The top row is the Louisiana Waterthrush, pos…

Bombay Hook NWR

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I have a list below of memes I am joining for this week, and to save time I am doing one post for all. They are all fun memes to participate in...I hope you can join in with the fun  and check out some of the participating posts. Special thanks to all the wonderful host and their memes, I hope you have some time to check them out.

I am sure some of you have already seen these images on my facebook page weeks ago.I have a few of my post scheduled ahead of time, this was from an earlier trip on Aug 5th, hubby and I went to Bombay Hook NWR, we drove the wildlife drive twice. We had to stay in the car during the whole visit, the skeeters and flies were horrible. So all my photos were taken from the car window.


Above the Orchard Oriole family seen at Bombay Hook NWR in Delaware.


A juvenile Orchard Oriole is waiting on the adult male for food.


The mosaic above has my favorite Green Heron on the top row and the bottom are the juvenile Little Blue Herons and a Great Blue Heron all seen at th…

Saturday Critters #88

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Saturday Critters #88

Happy Saturday, it's time to share your critters and post. Any kind of critter will do, even a new or old post.. I appreciate everyone who is linking in with this week's critter party. I am sharing my backyard Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. They will be leaving soon, heading south for the winter. I will be so sad when they go.


My Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have been keeping me busy making sugar water for their feeders. I seem to re-fill them daily, sometimes twice a day. The feeder above has 4 hummingbirds on it, one bird is not seen except for it tail on the other side of the feeder. And I have three feeders on my deck, I try to keep them all happy birds.


All of my bird photos are usually taken from my dining room window, so they are not the best images.



A cute Indigo Bunting poses on my shepherd's hook.


I have been very happy to keep seeing the Indigo Bunting in my yard this summer.



My Youtube Hummer video..very short






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Fair Hill NRMA

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I am linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences
I hope you can join in on the fun and share your fence scenes and pretty skies.

Hello, I am sharing another day trip to Fair Hill NRMA, a Maryland park bordered by Pennsylvania to the North and one half mile west of Delaware.  This park holds the Cecil County annual fair, they also have Steeplechases. The Big Elk Creek runs the entire length of the park, there is fishing, multiple trails, picnic areas and other numerous activities.  Oh, I can not leave out birding, last year I saw my Bobolink lifer at this park.


Some scenes from the park are ton top row: the barn and pond with some geese, and bottom row possibly a Wood Thrush seen on the trail, Mallard and more Geese.


The stone mansion and park land was once owned and used as a hunting lodge by Mr William du Pont until the State of Maryland bought the land in 1974. The mansion is now the Nature Center building for the park.


The Foxcatcher Farm Covered Bridge located in the Fair Hi…

Just Wrens

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Linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes and NC Sue Wordless
I hope you can join in and share your wild birds and nature scenes

For this week's Wild Bird post, I am sharing two Wrens.  The Carolina Wren and the House Wren. Both of these are backyard birds for me and nest in or around my yard. The Carolina Wren is a year round resident and the House Wren shows up in the summer months.



Above is the Carolina Wren, this wren has what I call an white eyebrow. It seems like both of these wrens can be extremly loud and bossy at times.



Below is my crazy House Wren.


Above the House Wren is a busy bird when it arrives trying to make nest in every birdhouse I have in my yard. They want to rule the yard with their bossy ways.


This birdhouse has four openings and the House Wren managed to build a nest in each hole. I hope you enjoyed this Wren post, they are adorable birds.  Thank you for stopping by and for the nice comments.

Till next week's wild bird post. Join in and post …

Happy Monday

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I am linking up with   Mosaic Monday  and Mersad's Through My Lens   and Our World Tuesday    and NF Trees

They are all fun memes listed above to participate in...I hope you can join in with the fun  and check out some of the participating posts.

Hello Monday, have a great week! Think happy! These are images are from around our yard and neighborhood, the lake is only a short walk away and on this day our grandpuppy Nibbles was visiting for a few days.



A few backyard birds, the Redbellied woodpecker, juvenile Cardinal and a Blue Jay.


Fungi seen during our walk, I was told it is called Chicken of the Woods.


Nibbles enjoying a view of the lake, she has not taken a dip in the lake yet.


The view of our lake, a trail thru the woods, ferns, moss and some fungi.


I am not sure if this is a fern or some kind of evergreen plant, it looks pretty on the forest floors and near the downed trees.


For Monica's NF Trees I am sharing our trail to the lake, it is a forest with mainly hardwood tr…