Thursday, June 14, 2018

Around the Neighborhood


Happy Thankful Thursday! 

Photos from May 25-June 4th.

These are some images from our walks on the local fire road and to the lake. We had so many rainy cloudy days in a row, we were happy to finally see the sun shining. Time to get outside for a walk!


If you look closely you can see the beak and eye of an Acadian Flycatcher. This nest was seen just of the fire road. 




"Love your Mother Earth."

A pretty sky reflection on our lake. 


A Red-eyed Vireo seen off the fire road. 


I am pretty sure this is an Eastern Phoebe, they are known to have a yellowish belly.


Barred Owl sighted just off the fire road. 


A view of the fire road, it is lined with pretty ferns along the way. 




"Weeds are a flowers too, once you get to know them." Eeyore

A pretty weed, a pretty flower. 


We went off the fire road to walk to the lake and came across this big Black Rat Snake. 


Another fire road walk took us to a view of the Bald Eagles nest across the lake. Not the best shot, it was too far away but you can see two juvenile eagles on the nest.


Across the way, in one of those trees is the Bald Eagles nest.  





Another look at the lake before walking home.


"May your life be like a wildflower, grow freely in the beauty and joy of each day."  Native American Proverb

I am thankful for the rain but also for the sunshine.

I am thankful for each new day.

I am thankful for all your visits and comments. 


Thank you Michelle for hostingHappy Monday, enjoy your day and new week! Thankful Thursday
Thank you to the hosts of   Skywatch Friday


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

54 comments:

rupam sarma said...

Amazing place.Loved all pics.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Um belo conjunto de fotografias.
Um abraço e tenha um bom dia.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Rejane Tazza said...

Wow!!! Quanto de lindo tens aí por perto. Só a cobra me amedontra,rs... Lindas fotos! beijos, ótimo dia! chica

Tom said...

...nice neighborhood, I can do without the snake!

David Gascoigne said...

Great stuff. I am especially interested to see the nest if the Acadian Flycatcher.

eileeninmd said...

Thanks everyone for the comments!

Karen said...

Beautiful scenes. I like that Eeyore quote. When I was a child, I never saw a 'weed' flower I didn't like.

Mary Hone said...

I love your trees, and green. And what a fun variety of birds.

Tomoko said...

Wow!! The nest of Acadian Flycatcher is interesting!!
They are smart birds.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I haven't done an Around the Hood lately.

Yes...Mother does wonderful things.

amo sin blogg said...

Så fint du har det i naturen rundt deg.
Herlig.
Men jeg liker ikke snakes.....

Dee said...

That Acadian Flycatcher had great camouflage. I thought she was a bump in the tree branch. LOL

Cloudia said...

You are living the good life!

Sandra said...

love the peeking eye and the snake is awesome, also I love those daisies and the owl is my favorite

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello Eileeen,

Beautiful birds and reflections! I love nature very much, but I don't like snakes.
Happy Thursday!

Jo said...

Hi Eileen, I love the birds in nests and adult birds, the reflections on the lake and I loved the Black Rat snake! Great post! Enjoy your day. Jo

Red said...

You've got your eys wide open to see all these little critters.

Yamini MacLean said...

Always a joy to travel through your eyes, Eileen! YAM xx

RedPat said...

That is a fabulous place for a walk! Thanks for the pics, Eileen!

Nancy J said...

The Acadian Flycatcher, I was intrigued by the nest, and see they are built like hammocks, ( thanks to Google) and can disguise the twigs with hanging greenery, such clever birds. Lovely lake photos, a delight to see more of your walking places.

Florence said...

Amazing what we can see when we choose to look. Lovely photos.

Sondra said...

HI Eileen, love the birds...the Acadian in the nest awesome, i have yet to see one! I almost think you saw 2 as the E. Phoebe normally has an all black beak, and that crazy tail pumping action. I love the snake sitting up tasting the air, awesome shot!

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful photos, I love the Snake, awesome.

Jeanie said...

I was happy as a clam till we came to the snake. I'm such a woos! But oh, such lovely things here (apart from the hisser.)

William Kendall said...

Your shot of the owl is my favourite.

Out on the prairie said...

Daisy fleabane is the beautiful weed. Like the flycatcher nest, watched orioles in a similar nest this morning feeding babies deep in their "purse".

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely photographs Eileen, I enjoyed the birds and the scenery.
Enjoy the remainder of the week.

All the best Jan

Michelle said...

Beautiful photos, but I am not much on that snake! Thanks for linking up today!

happyone said...

Wonderful photos. The lake is beautiful and great picture of the snake.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

thanks for sharing...loved all the shots but especially the owl! I often think that you are a bird-whisperer to get these shots :)

Carol Blackburn said...

Such diversity in your neighborhood. I can do without the snake also. LOL I love when our Phoebes are outside calling. Have a great weekend.

Lynne said...

Another enjoyable walk . . .
Amazing what we can experience if we keep our eyes and ears open.
I found a baby Oriole yesterday, and got a picture with my cell phone.
Exciting!

photowannabe said...

There is such beauty in nature.
I'm thankful for all the twittering birds that greet me each day.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Wonderful sightings in this beautiful place, Eileen! Love the owl peeking through the leaves. The nest is so pretty with all its dangling pieces. It must be so peaceful there! x Karen

Margaret Adamson said...

A lovely place for a walk and a great deal to see and photograph on it. Love the bird in its nest.

Lady Fi said...

So lush and beautiful!

Angie said...

Eileen - glad you were able to get out and about - what a glorious reward you obtained in the plethora of birds and other wildlife! Enjoy your weekend!

Cathy Keller said...

What a wonderful walk you had. I was certainly taken aback when I saw the snake. Wow! Have a grand weekend!

Missy George said...

Beautiful pictures as always, Eileen..No snakes for me, thanks...Have a wonderful weekend..

Penelope Postcards said...

Lovely nature shots but, yikes, the snake gave me a bit of a shiver!

Sharon said...

Beautiful place! I would love it all except the snake. I would have screamed :).

Cloudia said...

Owl in daylight!!!

Kay L. Davies said...

A wealth of beauty, birds, and other creatures!
Kay
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Helma said...

Great to just see the beak of the bird from the nest :-)
Nice picture you could make from it. The owl has also become beautiful. What a happiness you saw it. And brrrr .... I think that snake is scary and big!

I never see any eagles so your picture is really great to see an eagle.
A nice series of photos Eileen.
Enjoy your weekend.
Greetings, Helma

Spare Parts and Pics said...

What an amazing variety of wildlife you captured! Love the snake photo and also the owl shot. Enjoy your weekend!

ellen b. said...

Wonderful things to be thankful for, Eileen. Happy weekend to you!

Klara said...

love your snake (though not snakes themselves :-). how close were you??
enjoy your weekend Eileen.

Maria Rodrigues said...

Nature is amazing.
Thanks for these wonderful photos.
Have a nice weekend
Maria
Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

Stephanie said...

Beautiful images, Eileen!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Woweee - amazing. Love the birds and the lakes - what lovely scenery. And the owl - what a treat. Happy weekend.

handmade by amalia said...

Your bird picked a beautiful sport for her nest. What a view!
Amalia
xo

Angie said...

Eileen - to answer your question in the comment you left on my blog - I am actually not sure what the rules are for public land, which is different than a national park. I just think it's common sense that if you know hikers have been in the area, you don't take a chance.

Sussi said...

great observations and photos!

Klara S said...

The snake looks scary.

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