Thursday, October 17, 2019

Happy Thankful Thursday

Happy Thankful Thursday! 

 I am always awake early, it is dark when I wake now. I was happy to see this pretty sunrise on the morning of October 12th. The sunrise now is after 7am and the sunsets almost 6:30pm. November 3rd daylight savings time ends, time for me to hibernate.





A pretty colorful sky and sunrise.




 On October 12th,  I saw my first of the year White-throated Sparrow. Looks like the winter birds are returning, I hope the sparrow comes back so I can take a photo. I also noticed a Downy Woodpecker going inside one of my bird houses, lately more Goldfinches have been at my feeders. I am seeing more Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Wrens and Carolina Chickadees at the feeders too. The Mourning Doves, Northern Cardinals and White-breasted Nuthatches are here too.


 Seen on October 12,   is this is an Eastern Phoebe or a PeWee? edit: David of Travels with Birds 
has helped with the id, this bird is the Eastern Phoebe.





 The full moon on October 13th, it is called the Hunter's moon.


I was thankful for clear skies on the morning of Oct 13th, the full moon was looking bright and beautiful.




I am thankful for the sunrise and each new day!
I am thankful to see the winter birds returning to my yard.
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!


71 comments:

  1. ...that sky is a beautiful way to start the day!

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  2. It is an Eastern Phoebe, Eileen. They really get that nice yellowish tinge at this time of the year.

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  3. Fotografias espectaculares, gostei e aproveito para desejar a continuação de uma boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

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  4. Maravilhosas tuas fotos.AdoreiTUDO!!! beijos, tudo de bom,chica

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  5. Hello Eileen!

    Pretty sky and sunrise. The days are getting shorter for every day, and I prefer summertime. Pretty sky and moon.

    Happy Thursday!

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  6. That sky must have been a great treat! :)
    Enjoy your day, Eileen!

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  7. So the Canadians among us have had their Thanksgiving already, and I'm making plans to visit my family in a month...it's a good time of year for gratitude indeed. So happy that you captured those beautiful clouds, bird and moon! Hope you have a great weekend. Barb

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    1. Hello Barbara, visiting your family sounds nice. Thanks for the comment. Enjoy your day!

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  8. Hello Eileen,

    The moon photos are very beautiful!
    Happy Thursday!

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  9. you found some real beauty in the sky, the colors are amazing!! gorgeous moon, yours are always exceptional!!!

    there is a lot to be thankful for!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie! I do love skywatching! Have a great day!

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  10. Beautiful sunrise photos!
    Pretty little bird - Peewees and Phoebes are difficult to tell apart. I am glad David was able to give you an ID.
    Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Hello, David is great at id-ing the birds. I am always thankful for the help. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day!

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  11. I love the early morning, too. But, I often miss it. Shame on me.

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    1. Thanks Latane! I am a morning person and love it. Enjoy your day!

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  12. Wasn't the full moon just GORGEOUS this time???

    The little phoebe is adorable.

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    1. Hi Dee, yes the full moon was gorgeous. I was happy we had clear skies for this full moon. Thanks for the comment, enjoy your day!

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  13. I wake up usually around 6am---but it is so so dark out----I am thankful I wake up--LOL! I still have Hummers coming to their feeder. Love the birds
    MB

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    1. I am thankful we all wake up too. Lucky you to still be seeing hummers, I miss my hummers. Thanks for the comment. Enjoy your day!

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  14. Such a pretty little bird. Great moon shots.

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  15. Always feels like we are walking together, Eileen ♥️

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    1. Hello Cloudia, always happy to have you come along. :) Any time! Have a great day!

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  16. Gorgeous sky photos and your little feathered friends and awesome moon shot!

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

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  17. Sounds funny to hear you say you're getting your winter birds. They're my summer birds.

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    1. Thanks Red! I am happy to see any bird in my yard. Enjoy your day!

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  18. Hello Eileen,
    Magnificent sunrise and the bird is beautiful.
    I love the Moon and your photos are spectaculars.
    Hugs and a nice weekend.
    Ailime

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  19. I am seeing very few birds at my regular spots. I think it may be because of a Peregrine Falcon who took up residence in the area. There aren't even any squirrels around.

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    1. Hello Pat, I would be excited to see a Peregrine Falcon in or near my yard. Thanks for the comment. Hope your day is great!

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  20. You always take the best moon photos! I don't look forward to the time change. But at least it's not cold down here. Love your pretty birds. I hiked this morning and saw a bird similar to your Phoebe...maybe it was! Hugs!

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    1. Thanks Diane! I wish we did not change back the time. Happy birding, enjoy your day!

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  21. That pair of sky images is just absolutely stunning Eileen. I would've said Phoebe also, but, someone beat me.

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    1. Thanks Anni! It was my first thought too. Enjoy your day!

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  22. What great colors in the sky! I like it very much!
    And the moon... yes, it doesn't let me sleep well that night...
    Best, Delia

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    1. Hello Delia, thanks for the visit and comment. Have a happy day!

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  23. Beautiful sky, and well worth getting up early for! Love the moon captures too, and all the detail.

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  24. Beautiful sky shots, Eileen. Your moon shots are incredible to see.
    Enjoy your day!

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  25. What a beautiful sky, I love pink and blue ones.
    I always love your moon pictures. You take the best ones!!

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  26. Hi Eileen! Lovely pictures of the sky and the moon! Happy weekend!

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  27. I've been enjoying some beautiful sunrises on my side of the Potomac too - I wish I didn't have to get to work, I'd love to take the time and take a few photos. But you are right about the winter birds returning. The Eastern Phoebe needs to be on its way too!

    I hope you're having a good week! I'm over in West VA right now, and the colors are amazing!!

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  28. Each and every photo is a beauty but I especially love that Eastern Phoebe. It's a fabulous image.

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  29. I love the photos of the moon. Dark now when I leave for work. No good shots on my way to, "town"! Oh well.....thanks for linking up and have a great weekend, Eileen!

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  30. Such a pretty sky to start a day with! And your moon shots are awesome.

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  31. You have some amazing photos! The ones of the moon are breathtaking! Oh my, how beautiful! Have a grand weekend!

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  32. Great moon shots! We had an amazing sunrise this morning in Minnesota.

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  33. Beautiful pictures Eileen. I always love your nature shots but your moon shots are always outstanding. I dislike the time changes each year but we voted in my province to do away with it. My understanding is once things are worked out with our neighbours in Washington State we will do away with the time change. Yipee! LOL. I think workers and anyone on shift work will appreciate this even more. Have a wonderful weekend. xx

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  34. WOW! That sky is amazing, so beautiful...

    All the best Jan

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Have a happy day, Eileen

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