Thursday, October 24, 2019

Happy Thankful Thursday


 Hello and Happy Thursday,

I have mentioned many times how I am thankful for the small things, like skywatching, finding birds and for the pretty Autumn colors.  

Oct 19th, hubby and I took a walk not far from our house. It is near the top of our lake, known as the Prettyboy Reservoir. When the lake is lower, I call this area the mud flats. I can usually find some sandpipers, ducks and Canada Geese. On this day we saw and heard the Belted Kingfisher and a few Red-bellied Woodpeckers.  






 The Belted Kingfisher made it's fussy rattle noise and flew off to another branch.


 It was a pretty sky day, contrail and wispy clouds.




After the walk, we drove the longer way home around the reservoir and surrounding watershed.  We stopped at one bridge to look at the colors, hubby found a Great Blue Heron flying toward us.  The Heron was too fast for me and my camera.





Enjoy the colorfest, winter will come soon. 

There were some pretty colorful trees on the lake shore, this is the view from the bridge above.



The Red-bellied Woodpecker was heard and seen in a few areas that day. 



 
I am thankful for the small things in life.

I am thankful for clear blue skies and nice weather days. 

I 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!


85 comments:

  1. Beautiful autumn colours and great photos! The belted kingfisher has a wonderful 'hairstyle'!

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  2. The sky looks amazing on your photos☺

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    1. Thank you so much, Natalia! Wishing you a happy day!

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  3. ...Eileen keep enjoying this wonderful time of year.

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    1. I am enjoying Autumn! Thanks Tom! Wishing you a happy day!

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  4. Como tu, também adoro observar as pequenas coisas da vida e natureza. Adorei tuas fotos e o pica pau lindo! beijos,chica

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    1. Thank you Chica! I appreciate your visits! Wishing you a happy day!

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  5. I always enjoy meeting up with a Belted Kingfisher. As global warming continues apace, more frequently they are even found here in winter.

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    1. Hello David, I always enjoy seeing the Kingfishers. It is hard catching them still, they spook easily. I appreciate the comment and visit. Wishing you a happy day!

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  6. Belas fotografias, gostei de ver e aproveito para desejar a continuação de uma boa semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

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  7. The Belted Kingfisher has a personal hairstyle... ;)
    Nice walking paths. Thanks for sharing!
    Happy Thursday!

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  8. Finding joy in the simple things is not such a simple thing to achieve. When my husband and I are out and about in nature like you, I feel peaceful and privileged to experience the wonder of nature and the love of a good man. I am wealthy indeed!

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    1. Hello Marie, you are so right, being out in nature is peaceful. Thanks for the visit and comment. Wishing you a happy day!

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  9. I enjoyed your photos, and I'm glad you're seeing color. Love that cute Kingfisher.
    Have a great day!
    Toni

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    1. Hello Toni, yes finally we have had a burst of last, the last two days especially. Thanks for the comment and visit.
      Happy Thursday, wishing you a great day and weekend ahead!

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  10. Beautiful nature scenes!
    I am always looking for Kingfishers and Woodpeckers, but rarely see them - your photos are great!
    We have hung a suet feeder in our backyard, so I am hoping to get Woodpecker photos this Winter.
    Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thanks Lea! It is a treat to see the woodpeckers at the feeders. Enjoy your day!

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  11. finally, some autumn colors. i have very little here in my yard, my big trees are still green. but during my trip to new york, we saw a lot of beautiful colors!! you were lucky to get such a GREAT picture of the kingfisher, i have never seen one!!

    the heron's are so beautiful in flight, an awesome memory recorded in your brain!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie. I was glad to see the Kingfisher sit still for a minute. The colors are starting to show a little more the last couple of days. Fall was a little slow this year. Enjoy your day!

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  12. Jag delar din tacksamhet för de små sakerna i våra liv. Det finns inget man kan köpa för pengar som ger sådan glädje och tillfredsställelse som en vacker dag i naturen.
    Härliga bilder Eileen!

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    1. Hello Gunilla, Nature is one of the beautiful and free things! We do enjoy the walks. Happy Thursday, wishing you a great day and weekend ahead!

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  13. I love that last woodpecker pic, Eileen! He looks a bit puffed up against the cold.

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  14. Hi there Eileen...wonderful to see these sunny fall photos...birds and colorful trees are beautiful. Thanks for coming over and commenting on my blogs! It's great that you have such a joyful spirit to share with others. I'm thankful to have received it and share it back to you!

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    1. Thank you Barbara, for visiting and for the comment. Happy Thursday, wishing you a great day and weekend ahead!

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  15. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful photos as always. The Belted Kingfisher is so cute!
    Happy Thursday!

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    1. Hello Marit, thanks for the nice comment. The kingfisher is one of my favorite birds. Enjoy your day!

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  16. Lots to be thankful for right in 'your own backyard' ~ beautiful photography and love our feathered friends ^_^

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

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    1. Thank you Carol! For the visit and comment! Wishing you a happy day!

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  18. Like you Eileen, I am thankful for a sunny autumn walk, hearing and seeing different types of birds. Thank you for sharing.

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  19. It's a very pretty spot!!!
    I haven't seen a kingfisher in awhile. I haven't a decent photo, either. I'm just so slow. Thanks for sharing yours!!!!

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  21. The belted kingfisher has quite the hairdo. Beautiful photos, Eileen.
    Enjoy your day!

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    1. Hello, Bill! Yes, the Kingfisher does have a punky hairdo. Thanks for the comment. Enjoy your weekend!

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  22. That whole scenery could be so far from civilisation, then the contrail tells us that an airport is not so far away. Beautiful colours.

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    1. Hello Jean, the airport is almost an hour drive for us. Not that close. Thanks for the visit and comment.
      Enjoy your day and weekend.

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  23. thank you for series wonderful photos...
    love the leaves colors and woody pecker

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  24. Kingfishers are difficult to shoot! Nice selection, dear

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    1. Thank you Red, for the visit and comment! Wishing you a happy day!

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  26. Beautiful photos! I like the blue sky captures, and wonderful fall colors!

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  27. These are the big things in life...they make life so much richer.

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  28. Great shot of the Kingfisher - (lol, bed-hair and all ;D))
    The lake is such a pretty spot and, wow, the Woodpecker is very cool!

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    1. Thanks Sue! We enjoy our walks to the lake. Have a happy day and weekend!

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  30. What a beautiful area! You always find the best places. Thanks for linking up today, Eileen. Have a great weekend!

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  31. Eileen you always share the prettiest places - this walk is no exception. Hope your weekend is fabulous!

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    1. Carol, thank you for the visit and comment! Wishing you a happy day!

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  32. A great reminder to be thankful for everything especially your gorgeous little birds and the fresh air and the blue skies - hold it there I'm coming over!
    Wren x

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  33. Lovely place and sky. I caught sight of a kingfishers on the power line and hubby once saw a kingfishers near our fish pond. Must have been fishing on my guppies.

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  34. Hello Eileen,
    Beautiful photos of the kingfisher and the woodpecker, perfectly photographed.
    The fall colors in the forest are also great.
    Best regards, Irma

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    1. Irma, thank you for the visit and comment! Wishing you a happy day!

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  35. how wonderful this is. I love kingfishes and have seen them on travels. There is one species in Sweden but that one I have never seen. They are rare.

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    1. It would be nice to seen the Kingfisher in Sweden. Thanks so much! Enjoy your day and weekend!

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  36. Amazing views. Loved the post.
    Happy Weekend.

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  37. Autumn leaves are very gorgeous. Thanks for giving me a chance to enjoy them.

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  38. Oh, how wonderful it is to see your photos. The say “tranquility” and peace. We need that in our lives! Thank you for your visit and, you too, have a wonderful weekend

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    1. Thanks, it is a peaceful place for a walk. Enjoy your day and weekend!

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  39. SO very beautiful! And don't you love the kingfisher? They have such jaunty little heads!

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  40. Love the woodpecker & kingfisher! Ohhhh, the colors of Autumn & the deep blue sky are gorgeous Eileen.

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  41. The fury of the colours of autumn, I love them, the woodpecker and kingfisher are beautiful.

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  42. Maryland sure has some beautiful scenery!!
    Wonderful pictures.

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  43. Don't you just love the belted kingfisher and it's hairstyle!
    You've shared some great pictures here Eileen.

    Enjoy the rest of your day and have a great weekend.

    All the best Jan

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  44. Love that belted Kingfisher. The colors on your walk were very nice.

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    http://ceuepalavras.blogspot.com/2020/02/ceus-da-anaja-eillen-e-do-ulisses.html

    beijos, obrigadão! chica

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