Thursday, April 25, 2019

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Happy Thankful Thursday!

I have been happy watching my yard birds, recently I have had a lot of Purple Finches at my feeders. The male is a pretty raspberry color. 



I have been seeing more American Goldfinches lately. I sweep the dropped seeds on my deck into a pile and the birds and squirrels  just eat it up. 




I am thankful to see my Hummingbirds return for the season.  April 19th it seems they returned earlier this year? 



This is my view of the Great Blue herons from my kitchen window.  I counted 6 herons in one tree. There are more herons and nest in different trees.




April's Full Pink Moon.






Great Blue Heron walking on the branch.




April Pink Moon


Did you know (copied from google)
Expressing appreciation and being thankful can reduce depression, lower blood pressure, increase energy and happiness, and even prolong your life! Gratitude also increases the feel-good neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin and helps you deflect those negative thoughts.  This sounds good to me! 


Just a few things I am thankful for: a new book, a pretty sunrise/sunset, the kindness of strangers, memories of our trips, visiting new places. I could go on and on. 


am thankful for all your visits and comments. 


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



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

51 comments:

  1. Hello Eileen,

    You are really lucky who can watch all theese birds in your yard! The Herons and the Hummingbirds are so beautiful. Pretty shot of the Pink moon.
    Happy Thursday!

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  2. Send a couple of Purple Finches my way, will you? It's a couple of years since I saw one. Had ten House Finches in my backyard yesterday, though.

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  3. Beautiful birds.Loved Moon pics.
    Greetings.

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  4. What a colour explosion! From red, to yellow, to green...
    I liked your shots!
    I wish you a great day!

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  5. Pássaros lindos demais, amarelos e os rosa também! E que lua maravilhosa! Adorei! beijos, lindo dia! chica

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  6. ...I'm still waiting for hummingbirds.

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  7. I don’t even see great blue herons fly over my house. You are so lucky to be able to see them from your kitchen window’

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  8. Beautiful moon shots Eileen. I saw our first hummer last week...about a week later than last year. Great birds. Ahhh, to have so many herons nesting. I can only dream!

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  9. 6 herons just outside your window! My record, 12 squirrels raiding our feeders at once.

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  10. Hej Eileen!

    Finkarna är verkligen vackra, vi har finkar här också men ingen med denna vackra färgskrud, väldigt speciell.

    Och hägern i trädet, den spatserar så elegant
    Fint foto av fullmånen, det måste jag pröva någon gång.

    Hälsningar

    /Gunilla

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  11. Blue herons look very awkward in the trees. we usually think of small birds flitting from branch to branch.

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  12. You are so lucky to have hummingbirds and herons in your garden. Wonderful photos.

    Wishing you a great weekend ahead. God bless you all.

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  13. It's nice seeing the hummingbirds, they are beautiful. Lovely moon photos, you take great shots of the moon.
    Have a nice day!

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  14. Nice pics Eileen. I have never seen the Blue Herons in the trees or walking on branches. I only see them near or around the lake. Guess I better keep my eyes open for a sighting.

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  15. I am enjoying some gold finches here too. That rasberry color is delightful. I have three baby robins in the nest on my windowsill. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  16. Lovely series of photos Eileen and I am envious that you have a tree full of herons next to your house. I used to get a lot more House Finches but only get one or two now. I saw one in the spring and also a Goldfinch which I hoped was the harbinger of more to follow but sadly that was it. Loved your moon shots!

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  17. magnifique série de photo. j'aime particulièrement cette gigantesque lune

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  18. Loved those facts you've copied from google about 'expressing appreciation and being thankful'

    You've taken and shared some amazing photographs here.
    The moon is wonderful, so too the heron on the branch and the lovely coloured purple finches, a lovely post.

    All the best Jan

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  19. Thankful for great photos of the birds...

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  20. Your deck provides quite a show - love the pretty American gold finches. They're so bright and cheerful. Your moon shots are amazing!

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  21. I love that google quote. It sure makes a difference in our lives when we are thankful. I remember keeping a gratitude journal years ago when Oprah talked about it. Love those Herons...wow! You've got a lot of them to keep an eye on! Enjoy your afternoon!

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  22. magnificent moon shots and delightful 'feather friends' shots too!

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

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  23. Healing Delights with a good friend!

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  24. Great pics as usual, Eileen!

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  25. That lone great blue heron is my favourite of these shots.

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  26. Beautiful moons -- and I stand in awe of your herons!

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  27. That is pretty cool that you can see that many herons from your kitchen window AND I am glad you circled them all, or I would have missed one! Thanks for linking up today and always. I hope you have the best weekend.

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  28. Hi Eileen, Wow ... 6 herons in that one tree ... amazing! Enjoyed all the photos ... birds and moon. On Google Maps I looked up Prettyboy Reservoir and looked at the satellite view. That is absolutely beautiful country! I admire all that space! Thankful for all your posts. Have a happy day and great weekend ahead. John

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  29. You have a beautiful view from your kitchen window! Thank you for sharing the information on gratitude. I certainly believe a thankful attitude confers many benefits, both emotional and physical.

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  30. You have such colourful visitors to your feeders.

    The heron walking the branch is priceless.

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  31. Seems so funny to be able to see a Great Blue heron out your kitchen window!! I always think of them of rare, exotic birds. Stunning moon shots!

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  32. The hummingbirds are so pretty!

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  33. Great photos as usual. I love the herons in the trees. It makes for a remarkable sight. I love your finches. There is a small area on our RiverParks area of Tulsa that always has lots of finches and I can't figure it out as the area has been seriously redone several times and yet they reappear every year.

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  34. Wow, six herons and hummingbirds so soon!

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  35. Fabulous shots of the moon - and what sweet birds!

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  36. I am thankful that I know about your blog and that I enjoy your wonderful photographs of critters. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  37. Pretty and colourful birds visiting your yard. Great shot of the pink moon. Happy weekend!

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  38. Nice to the see the pretty bright yellow on the gold finches again. Beautiful little birds.

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  39. I have brought in most of my feeders. I'm so sad! I shall have to enjoy yours!

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  40. Dear Eileen,
    I love all your wonderful photos.
    Especially the great bird pictures, so nice !
    Thank´s for your always love comments in my blog.
    Warm regards
    Jutta

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  41. Love the shot of the pink finches. I didn't know they come in that color.

    Worth A Thousand Words

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  42. Absolutely stunning Eileen, the Heron is walking on trees arms, amazing.

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  43. You have such beautiful backyard birds. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  44. Really beautiful photos of the many different types of birds near your house, but the moon photos are particularly outstanding!

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  45. awwww, i missed this post and the beautiful moon, i'm glad i did not miss it here!!!

    all of a sudden, i have been seeing a lot of gold finches, mine are pretty easy to photograph. i can't wait until the boys are their full bright yellow!!

    that's an awesome quote from google!!!

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  46. That heron rookery is so amazing.wonderful birds. Love the quote. .... I once took a Yoga class where the teacher suggested thinking of three things to be grateful for just as soon as you wake up.sbd I try to remember that ...it sets the tone for the day! (Of course, she also suggested Yoga stretches before breakfast ....that part is harder!)

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  47. I would love to have that heron rookery to watch. Of course, I might not get anything else done.

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