Monday, May 6, 2019

Our World, My World

Happy Monday everyone!


The beginning of May is usually a great time for seeing the migrant birds passing through our neighborhood and for seeing the local breeder return.  From my yard I can hear the Scarlet Tanagers, Ovenbirds and Wood Thrush calling loudly. 

The Ovenbird is one of the loudest birds, when we go out for a walk on the fire road, their sounds come from every direction. 





The Great Blue Herons get can get loud fussing with each on the nest. One day I watched a few herons chase a Bald Eagle away. My world has turned green and we are seeing various blooms in the yard and in the forest.  

If you look closely you can see two herons nest, there is a heron at the top and just the heron's head on the lower nest. 






We found around 6 Pink Lady Slipper plants along the fire road, they have been found growing in the same spots for years now. 




The Pink Lady Slipper is a native wild orchid.





Thanks for your visit today!  I hope you enjoyed my post and photos.


Thanks to Angie the host of  Mosaic Monday

Thanks to LadyFi  the host of Our World Tuesday!




Check out the links above, I hope to see you there. Thanks to the hosts today. Enjoy your day and new week.


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47 comments:

  1. You live in an enchanted place, Eileen. I don't think I have ever seen three Ovenbirds at the same time!

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  2. I have never heard of ovenbirds before, I'll have to google. Seeing those heron nests is just amazing - we have them here on the shoreline, but I've not yet seen a nest of theirs!

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  3. Que lindo e tão interessante de ver! ADOREI! Ótima semana! beijos, tudo de bom,chica

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  4. Hi Eileen,

    You have always such stunning photos of birds. The one day I saw an Accipiter nisus (?) in my garden but the photo did not turn out so great. It is wonderful to watch the birds. I do that every day :) Happy MM.

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  5. Lucky you, Eileen, I have never seen Ovenbirds so will read more about them. The heron nests are interesting; we go to Kentucky Lake to see them. They are so amazing.

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  6. ...you world looks wonderful.

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  7. Hello,

    I enjoyed very much seeing your Lady Slippers.
    I didn't know that they growed near by you. They are very beautiful!

    Happy Monday, and enjoy your new week ahead!

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  8. Thanks for the post and pics.
    Greetings.

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  9. wow! on the lady slippers. never seen one wild, only at Selby gardens. I love the two nest, beautiful shot and the first photo the birds look like they were posing for you

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  10. It really is one world, our world, isn’t it. I wish more people would take better care of our one beautiful world. Thank you for sharing the beauty.

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  11. The lady slipper is beautiful. I have not been fortunate enough to see one in the wild.

    We had wild epidendrums near us in Orlando, but I never saw any of the rarer orchids.

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  12. Hello Eileen,
    You will see beautiful photos and colagers.
    I wish you a nice new week.
    Best regards, Irma

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  13. Hej Eileen!

    Du måste leva i en fantastisk natur med fåglar och växter. Orkiden som växer vild, en guckosko på svenska, kostar en förmögenhet att köpa här. Jo, jag har några i trädgården som jag vårdar väl. Jag har aldrig sett en guckosko i naturligt tillstånd.

    Hälsningar
    /Gunilla

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  14. I’ve never seen an oven bird here though they are present. One can only hope to see them.

    Love the delicate lady slipper!

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  15. Lovely to see those Oechids Eileen and I must look up the song that the OVenbird makes

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  16. Never heard of an Ovenbird but I will look it up. I like the Lady Slipper. Woods Wildflower
    MB

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  17. I never heard of an ovenbird either, but they're adorable looking. Wonderful assortment of photos.

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  18. Her går hegren i fjæra, har ikke sett reir.
    Nydelig orkide, sjelden vare.
    Her snøa det og legg sitt teppe over landet, men den går fort bort.

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  19. Those lady slippers are exquisite!

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  20. Eileen - isn't spring just a wonderful season? The whole of nature is coming back to life! Yesterday we saw our first Glacier Lily (a native plant) blooming in the yard. So exciting to have some color! Thanks for sharing your birds and plant life with all of us at Mosaic Monday. Have a stupendous week!

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  21. We saw Lady Slippers in the woods in NC...always special to find one. Love your photos for MM! A beautiful time of year. Hugs!

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  22. I love the ovenbird...we were talking...we have probably seen them and not known it. Oh, I would love to see a pink lady slipper!

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  23. That Lady Slipper is such a precious flower to see! I've only seen them growing in Conservatories. I also loved seeing the ovenbirds--so cute!

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  24. Lady slippers are my favorites. they are very classy flowers.

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  25. Love seeing the Lady Slipper. Nature is so perfect.

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  26. Fotos maravilhoosas. Que lindo esse ninho dos pássaros.

    Depois de um tempinho ausente cá estou de volta.
    Uma boa noite e uma excelente semana!
    Abração.

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  27. The Ovenbirds are new to me, so thank you for sharing them here. Pink Lady's Slippers are such pretty flowers. Have a good week, Eileen.

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  28. Lovely Lady Slippers!
    Have a wonderful week!

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  29. Nice signs of spring! Thanks for visiting.

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  30. lol, I had to look that Ovenbird up. Found it´s call and I love it :) It´s a happy call.

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  31. Hello Eileen,
    Always with beautiful bird photos!
    I had loved all of them!
    The Pink Lady Slipper is wonderful.
    Thanks for share us.
    Have a nice week.
    Hugs
    Ailime

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  32. I think that's the first I've heard of ovenbirds as well.

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  33. Splendid photos Eileen. The Ovenbirds are new to me. I loved seeing the lady slipper as I have only ever seen it once and that was a few years ago when we joined a photo group. We were on one of the trails along Skyline Drive, and our guide got a call from another guide telling him about one he had found. Our group headed to the spot and we were all happy to take our turn at taking photos of this one little lady slipper.

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  34. New one for me! I had never heard of ovenbirds before!
    I looked it up on Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ovenbird

    All the best Jan

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  35. Never heard of Ovenbirds! Loved seeing the Pink Lady Slipper!

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  36. I love being introduced to all the birds of the world through you Eileen. I have never heard of an Ovenbird, but loud and chirpy is my sort of bird!
    Have a great week
    Wren x

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  37. I never heard of Ovenbirds either, what an interesting name. Great photos, Eileen.
    Enjoy your day!

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  38. Oh, wow! I have never seen those pink lady slippers before.

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  39. Superb capture there and i loved the cute ovenbird's collage and pretty wild orchids!

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  40. Beautiful series of everything, I love the Ovenbirds, superb bird.

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  41. Didn't know they were called ovenbirds. What a strange name. Just looked it up. Gets its name from their nests.

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  42. Wonderful mosaic photography of nature ~ all so fascinating ~ what a great place you live ~ and those heron nests are awesome!

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

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  43. Its been such a long time since I have seen or heard an Ovenbird! Excellent photos....I Love their call...and Ive never seen a lady slipper soooo beautiful!

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  44. the oven birds are beautiful...i have never seen nor heard of them before!! i enjoy seeing the heron nests from the vantage point in which you photograph them, they are so big and "fluffy'!!

    the lady slippers are quite beautiful, i really like that color!!!

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