Thursday, November 8, 2018

Thankful Thursday

Happy Thankful Thursday!

The full moon in October 24th is called the Hunter's Moon or the Barley Moon. It was time to harvest the Barley. We had a clear morning so I was able to take some moon photos from my deck. 



The moon on Oct 22nd.



The Hunter's moon on Oct 24th.




One of our recent walks on the fire road, this walk is almost a mile and a half from home. We saw some fall colors and a Northern Flicker and a distant hawk. 

I posted this photo on the Maryland birds facebook group asking for id help. It was a toss up between the Cooper's hawk and a Sharp-shinned Hawk. More replies leaned toward the Sharpie. 



The Northern Flicker high in a tree top. It was a cloudy day so the sky was not looking very pretty. 


Pretty oranges and red leaves. 


Some pretty yellow leaves. 


We saw a lot of bushes along the fire road with these red berries. The birds could have a feast here.






Thankful for the helpful replies and answers to my hawk id request. 
Thankful for clear skies and a pretty moon.
A thankful heart is a happy heart. 
am thankful for all your visits and comments. 


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


Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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

55 comments:

  1. You are the best with the moon . . .
    I think the moon is thankful for you being able to show us it’s brilliant FULL,

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  2. Essa lua dá show! Tudo sempre muito bem mostrado aqui,Eileen! bjs, chica

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  3. Hello Eileen!
    Great shots of the full moon and amazing captures of the Sharp-shinned Hawk and the Northern Flicker !
    Awesome pictures of the orange and red colors of the trees! Very beautiful Autumn images!
    Have a happy Thursday!
    Dimi...

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  4. Thank you, Eileen, for sharing your wonderful photos and for your kind comments.

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  5. It is amazing to contemplate the effect the moon has on the earth. Think only of tides.

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  6. ...lots to be thankful for.

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  7. Hello Eileen,

    Wonderful photos from your walk. The autumn colors are so beautiful, and the moon too.

    Happy Thursday!

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  8. Hari Om
    Here, we call it the Harvest Moon - same but different! &*> Lovely shots... YAM xx

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  9. So glad to have you and your bog in my life these days. Thanks for your comments on my blogs. Barb

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  10. beautiful moon, we have been watching it here each morning. I love the moon at night almost as much as the sun in daytime...

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  11. You sure have some beautiful Fall colors and of course the moon shots are amazing! Enjoy your day sweet lady! Hugs, Diane

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  12. Now THAT's a moon! I think moon shots are difficult and bravo on this one!

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  13. Hello Eileen. Beautiful photos. The hawk is awesome.

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  14. Isn't it nice where there is someone that knows the answer to your question?

    The flicker is beautiful and I think the fact that the skies were grey make the photo even more so.

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  15. Beautiful moon pictures. I get excited whenever I see a Northern Flicker in person. I don’t see them often. You captured a great picture of a Flicker.

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  16. Fabulous moon pics, Eileen! The Flicker posed nicely for you!

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  17. Beautiful the Moon of the Hunter Eilenien. I love the walks you take for nature. Beautiful photos.
    Te deseo un buen jueves.
    Besos.

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  18. Really pretty shotsw. with the hawks the Coopers has a more square tail

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  19. Lovely photos Eileen. Your moon shot is incredible, I always end up deleting mine. Enjoy the rest of the day!

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  20. Beautiful snaps. I love the way you caught the details.

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  21. Northern Flicker is such a beautiful bird..

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  22. You take the best moon photos, Eileen! I've seen Cooper's Hawks here and this one looks a little too small to be one so I think it may be a Sharpie.

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  23. The Hunter's moon was quite beautiful also in Finland as the weather was clear and light frosty. Your shots are very neat.
    I like your birds too. Today in Italy I saw my first Nuthatch!
    Have a nice weekend!

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  24. Nice detail on the flicker, such a pretty critter. Excellent moon photos, I've yet to take a decent one. The second shot is phenomenal.

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  25. I always love seeing your moon photos!

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  26. Lovely photos. So much to be thankful for!

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  27. Pretty Autumn foliage! And the moon - very good!
    Love the birds - glad you found help with the ID.
    Hope you are having a great week!

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  28. Fantastic moon, harvest moon, I love it Eileen. And, I love the Hawk, it is looking at you.

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  29. Great color at your place and good capture in photos.

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  30. Great photos and a very nice variety of subjects. Your moon shots are so sharp and clear, beautiful! Lovely to see the hawk and flicker, and enjoyed the signs of fall in the tree and the berry-laden bush. Thanks Eileen, happy Thursday to you :)

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  31. Great capture of the hawk.
    And you know I always love your moon shots.

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  32. A thankful heart really is a happy heart. I am always thankful for your posts and linking up on Thursdays, Eileen.

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  33. It possibly isn´t one, but the bird looks a lot like our european sparrowhawk.
    Nice capture! Gr. John

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  34. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful pictures of the full moon, also the Northern Flicker and the Sharped Shawed Hawk are great.
    Best regards, Irma

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  35. Hi Eileen. I love the autumn colours from your part of the world. And you always do such fabulous moon shots! Have a fabulous weekend ahead and thank you for stopping by my blog this week.

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  36. I LLLLLLLLLOVE your moon photos, Eileen!!!!!!! You are such a talented photographer. Kisses, my friend.

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  37. Gorgeous nature captured beautifully!

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  38. love, love, love those northern flickers, with the bright red heart on the back of their heads. you have a great place to walk, you are lucky to have it so close to home!!

    the moon shots, are as always, gorgeous!!

    i don't know about the hawk, but i am always happy to see them somewhere, other than my feeders!!

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  39. Awesome Hunter's Moon photo and lovely pics of our feathered friends ~ ^_^

    Happy Day to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  40. Wow ! what a moon ! I never managed to take a got picture of the moon !

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  41. Nice moon shot. I think the Coopers has a squared off tail so again your guess is as good as mine. haha
    MB

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  42. I haven't seen any flickers for a long time. They used to be abundant around here. Good shot of the Coopers Hawk... We have several of them in residence. They sometimes follow mollie and I around on our walk. I have to keep an eye on her.Leaf colors are pretty right now..Enjoy your weekend.

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  43. I love those moon shots. Amazing how much it changes in just two days! Have a great weekend.

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  44. Wonderful fall colors. And what a beautiful photo of that Northern Flicker.
    Enjoy your weekend.

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  45. Love the variety and natural beauty of this post!

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  46. I love sharp shinned hawks. The neighborhood squirrels don't scurry from cover from them but they stop what they are doing and watch the hawk (like a hawk) until it leaves.
    I always love your moon shots. I think from past posts, that you and I have similar cameras for those type shots.

    Take care, I hope that you have a great weekend.

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  47. I enjoy your blog. You always have wonderful captures.

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  48. Such beautiful moon shots Eileen, and lovely to see the Autumn colours too.

    All the best Jan

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