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Throwback visit Bear Lake Wildlife Refuge

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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.

My post is on Bear Lake Refuge but in the latest news the Oregon Malheur Wildlife Refuge  (Malheur was established in 1908 by President Theodore Roosevelt) was taken over or held hostage by some local ranchers. I did not follow the whole ordeal, but I heard it ended in a gun battle with the government. I am glad the take over has ended, just a shame one person died. I feel these wildlife refuges and the national parks are for all Americans not just for a select few. Malheur has 320 bird species and is a mecca for birdwatchers. I hope Malheur will soon be safe for the bird watchers to return.


Going back in time with this post is a throwback visit to the Bear…

Saturday's Critters #111

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Saturday's Critters #111

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 some recent photos of our last walk on the Susquehanna River trail and Conowingo Dam to see the eagles.  There were not as many eagles as we saw back in November but there were enough around for us to enjoy and then there were the gulls.
For Teresa's Friday's Hunt   Thanks to Teresa
1. Starts with E 2. Week's favorite 3. Sky

For my letter E, I am sharing the Bald Eagles were seen in the trees next to the parking lot, above the trail and on the dam. I think the Eagle above has a cramp in his foot.


Plenty of gulls and a Bald Eagle standing on the end of the wall.

The Conowingo Dam is a great spot to find  the gulls in the winter.

The island in the middle of Susquehanna River is home to some wintering Great Blue Herons.


I call this shot above G…

Snowmaggedon

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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.

Sharing some image from our Blizzard of 2016, they are calling this a record snowfall. I saw there was a poll asking to vote on a nickname for this EPIC storm. Snowbanaza, Snowzilla, Blizzarama are some of the names. I just want it to melt and go away now, I guess you can tell I am not a snow lover. But, here I am sharing some SNOW photos, I hope you enjoy.


A couple of my yard birds during the storm, the White-breasted Nuthatch and a male Downy Woodpecker.


Hubby made a trail next to the fence out to the wood pile.


During the storm, I spread the bird seed on the deck railing for the birds to have a buffet.




Our wonderful neighbor used his snow blower to clear our driveway.  God bless nice neighbors, we are grateful. Is it just me, I see an angel with red wings to the right and above our neighbor.




Snow covered street.


Thanks to our neighbor, our driveway …

Around the yard

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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.

Happy Sunday, enjoy your new week ahead! It seems like I am saying this often, are the weeks flying by that quickly?

Winter has finally arrived, we have had a few dustings of snow. As I type this our area is expecting a big snow storm 1-2 feet of snow with blizzard conditions.  I am hoping they are wrong or the big stuff misses us. Hubby loves the snow, me not so much! I would rather be on a beach with sunny skies and temps of 75°.


My pretty Cardinals and a White-throated Sparrow.


Cardinals in the snow! They do not look happy!


A little dusting of snow, our front yard, foot prints in the snow.


A snow covered bush next to our driveway.


The crescent moon, sunr…

Saturday's Critters #110

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Saturday's Critters #110

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.
They are calling for a big snowstorm (1-2 feet of snow)  this weekend. I am wishing the weathermen are wrong and we do not get as much snow as they are calling for. I am also praying our electric stays on and this storm goes by quickly. I hope everyone in the storms path stays warm and safe!

These are some images from our visit to Assateague Island National Seashore. We saw plenty of birds and the wild ponies.

The cute Yellow-rumped Warblers a winter bird for Assateague were the most common bird we saw. There must have been hundreds of them around the island.
For Teresa's Friday Hunt  1. The letter D 2. Week's favorite 2.  Beautiful

For Teresa's Friday Hunt 

I am sharing this photo from our walk at Assateague Island. It is my Favorite photo from the day a…

Delaware shore

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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.

I am continuing our journey along the Delaware shore, we stopped at the Indian River inlet after leaving Bombay Hook and Prime Hook wildlife refuges and beach. The Indian River inlet is a great place to look for the seabirds and gulls.


Hubby and I getting silly with our shadow shots...at the Delaware beaches.



Another shadow shot, a pretty sky and view of the Atlantic Ocean.



There were a lot of Bonaparte's Gulls at the Indian River inlet.


A view of the bridge at the Indian River inlet.




Also seen at the Indian River inlet the Long-tailed Ducks.


More of the Long-tailed Ducks and some Surf Scoters.


It may have been a cold day but the clear blue sky made our visit worthwhile. After leaving the Indian River inlet we headed south to Ocean City, Md and our room for the night.

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Prime 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.

After leaving Bombay Hook NWR (my previous post) we drove further down the coast of Delaware to the Prime Hook NWR. BTW, the coast of Delaware has awesome birding hotspots and  beaches. You can check out these birding spots on the Delaware Birding Trail.




 The start of the trail and walk at Prime Hook, a Mockingbird, our shadow shot.


With my photo above I am joining Cath @ Cath @ Home  and her
Word for Sundaywhich is Grateful. Stop by Cat's blog and say hello. You can check out her blog for more info and join in with her word challenge. Thanks Cath for hosting.




The sun reflecting on the water, a Great Blue Heron and some Ruddy Ducks.


The Great Blue Herons…