Monday, January 29, 2018

Havre De Grace, Maryland


Hello and Happy Monday everyone!


This is the last Monday of January, did the month go by quickly for you?  I am just happier we are a little closer to Spring.  I am looking forward to seeing Spring flowers and feeling the warm sunshine and spending more time outdoors to get my vitamin D.  

Jan 21st, last weekend hubby and I enjoyed a day trip to the Susquehanna River, Conowingo Dam and Havre De Grace Maryland. We saw the Bald Eagles at the Dam and river and we took a walk on the waterfront boardwalk at Havre De Grace. So here are some of my photos from that day. 




Two adult Bald Eagles with one juvenile eagle.


This juvenile looks like he is starting to get his white head.


Conowingo Dam attract lots of gulls in the winter, sometimes a rare gull or sighting can happen.







The Lighthouse at Havre De Grace Maryland.



A flock of Canada Geese and it looks like one white Snow Goose mixed in.


Various ducks and Canada Geese at the waterfront in Havre De Grace.


More ducks, gulls and geese.


Just a reminder, don't forget to look for the Blue Moon, the second full moon of the month on January 31st. 



As always I thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

My list of memes for today, I hope to see you there. Thanks to both of the host below.


Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to the hosting team of Our World Tuesday!
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Saturday's Critters #215

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!


If you love critters and 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!

I am sharing some of my backyard birds and my grand-doggie Nibbles. I hope your enjoy!

January 13th the Blue Jays again were numerous visitors.





Jan 17th another dusting of snow, a squirrel, some Cardinals and Sparrows were on the deck.


Jan. 19th the Red-bellied Woodpecker is a daily visitor, they like the suet, peanuts and peanut suet balls.




Jan 19th, one of the squirrels came to the window, I think he was asking for more bird food.


Jan 12th the Pine Warbler chowing down on some suet.



Chinese Zodiac, it is the Year of the Dog. I am sharing my grand-doggie Nibbles.  This was my son's phone photo. Nibbles, she is a cutie!









I appreciate and thank everyone who links up their post and for all the wonderful comments this past year ! 


Here is a list of my linky parties;
Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-BirdinThanks to the gracious host: Anni.

Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Warmer Weekend

Hello,

Happy Thursday everyone! On Saturday Jan 20th we enjoyed temps in the 50's. Yay, finally some warm weather to get outside for a walk. Hubby and I went to the local bike trail and stopped at the bridge and our lake for some photos. 



I parked on the side of the road before the bridge and stood on the bridge for these photos. I zoomed in to see the Canada Geese and some Ducks. 



If you click on this photo below you can see a couple of Ring-necked Ducks. 


And if you click on this photo, you can find the Hooded Merganser. 



Our lake and the bridge. It was a pretty sky day, lots of blue and some contrails from the jets.



Looking to the right side of the lake from the bridge. 



The circles were just below the bridge, they are strange circles in the ice. 



I took this hawk photo thru my car window coming back home from the bike trail. Possible Red-shouldered? 





Spending time bird watching and outdoors in nature makes me feel happy. What makes you feel happy?  Can you slow down the clock, while enjoying nature. It is less stressful. I hope you enjoyed my post and photos. 



I am thankful for temperatures in the 50's in January. 
I am thankful to enjoy the simple pleasures and nature scenes.
I am thankful for all your visits and comments. 



Thank you Michelle for hosting. Thankful Thursday
Thank you to the hosts of   Skywatch Friday


Again, thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comments on my previous post. Have a happy day! 

Monday, January 22, 2018

Burrowing Owl

Hello,

Happy Monday, have a great day! I am sharing one of my all time favorite birds, the Burrowing Owl. During various trips to Florida in 2013, 2015 and 2017 I was able to see the Burrowing Owl in the wild. These are all different owls and photos taken from my archives.



Below the Burrowing Owl is perched on a sign say the area is a important bird site, a nesting area for the owls.


Many of my owl sightings were in neighborhoods, close to houses, cars,  people and dogs.


The Burrowing Owls. nest in burrows. Sometimes they would come out of the burrow just enough to see the tops of their heads.



The Burrowing Owls were often see perched on the signs, warning signs to stay away from the owl's nesting area.



With my Canon SX40 I was able to zoom in on the cute owls from a distance. I would never get too close to any bird, they need their space.


They are a little owl only about 9-10 inches tall.












As always I thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

My list of memes for today, I hope to see you there. Thanks to both of the host below.


Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to the hosting team of Our World Tuesday!
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Saturday's Critters #214

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!


If you love animals, birds and all 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!

Mourning Doves waiting for their turn.


One of my many Dark-eyed Juncos seen on my deck.


January 13th, we woke up to more snow. Just a enough to cover the ground and deck.


The snow sent the squirrels and birds into a feeding frenzy.








I appreciate and thank everyone who links up their post and for all the wonderful comments this past year ! 


Here is a list of my linky parties;
Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-BirdinThanks to the gracious host: Anni.

Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Cunningham Falls State Park

Hello,

Happy Thursday everyone! I hope everyone is having a great week. My last quarter moon photo taken on the morning of January 7th.







Below from the morning of January 9th, we woke up to our deck and driveway being covered with a layer of sleet and ice.


January 9th, we were finally able to get outside for a walk and a short visit the Cunningham Falls State Park, in Catoctin Maryland. 

A sun flare seen while walking on the trail to the Cunningham Falls.


Birds seen and heard at the park were the Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Dark-eyed Junco and the Carolina Chickadees. I am sure there were more birds there but they were hiding from me.





The frozen Cunningham Falls is hard to see covered with snow and ice.


A pretty view of the blue sky and a few clouds.


The frozen manmade lake at Cunningham Falls State Park.

This is for Tom's Barn Collective, a barn seen from the road near the park. 






I am thankful for good weather and spending time outside. 
I am thankful for the state parks in Maryland.
I am thankful for all your visits and comments this past year. 


Thank you Michelle for hosting. Thankful Thursday
Thank you to the hosts of   Skywatch Friday
Thank you to Tom for hosting The Barn Collective

Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comments on my previous post. Have a happy day!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Blue Jay

Hello,

Happy Monday, wishing everyone a great day and new week! January 15th,  the month is almost half over. Time is flying and Spring will be here soon.  Today is federal holiday for Martin Luther King's birthday and a Happy Birthday to my niece Melissa. 

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." Martin Luther King


January 7th,  I have been seeing lots of Blue Jays, they can be bullies and piggies.  They are beautiful birds a lovely color blue and pretty patterns on their feathers. 


Below, there are about 7-8 Blue Jays eating the sunflowers seeds I laid out on our deck railing.  Click on the photos for larger viewing.


This photo below show some of the Blue Jay's tail feathers.



The Blue Jay range is mostly east and central United States. Thanks to David comment, the range also includes part of eastern and central Canada and the Boreal Forest.


The Blue Jay feeds mostly on nuts and seeds.


I hope everyone enjoyed my Blue Jay post.  As always I thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

My list of memes for today, I hope to see you there. Thanks to both of the host below.


Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to the hosting team of Our World Tuesday!
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Saturday's Critters #213

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!


If you love critters 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!

My bird photos are from January 4th, this male Cardinal was enjoying the sunflower seeds I spread out on a table.



January 4th

The Pine Warbler was checking out the Sunflower seed feeder. You can see some snow coming down on this day.


A pair of House Finches, they also love the sunflower seeds.







I appreciate and thank everyone who links up their post and for all the wonderful comments this past year !


Here is a list of my linky parties;
Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-BirdinThanks to the gracious host: Anni.

Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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