Thursday, September 17, 2020

Happy Thankful Thursday!

 Happy Thursday!

I am thankful to see some migrating birds right in my back yard.  The warblers love to eat the berries off of the Devil's Walking Stick also known as Aralia spinosa .  The birds also catch a lot of bugs that hang around the blooms. 

Early September, I had a quick look at a Black-throated Blue Warbler. It was seen jumping around on our butterfly bush. I think it was catching bugs. He is hiding behind a part of the bush.  I can see it's white belly and some of the black-throat and a white spot on it's back wing. He landed on my deck railing for a short bit, I wasn't able to take a clear shot.



For Martha's  Throwback Thursday: I am sharing 2 archived photos of the Black-throated Blue Warbler eating the berries from the Devil's Walking Stick in our yard.  Photo below is from Sept 22, 2018.


I am thankful for nature, it is a treat to see these beautiful birds in my back yard.

Oct 8, 2013, a Throwback Thursday image of the Black-throated Warbler seen in our yard. 


  On Sept 9th, I started seeing more Fall Warblers show up in my back yard.  Below are photos taken through my windows of  the Magnolia Warbler.  The Magnolia Warbler has a gray face and eye ring, streaked underparts. 
 
I am going back and forth on id of  the bottom bird, the fall warblers, male and female can look so different. Is it a Pine Warbler, the little bit of rusty look side and white eye ring are throwing me off my guess.

I do not mind being corrected if I am wrong about my id's. 
 
Edit: thank you to both David and Sondra for the id of my second bird, it is a Bay-breasted Warbler. 


Sept 12th photos are from a recent walk on the local fire road. The top left and middle photos are the female and male American Redstarts, top right is the Black and White Warbler,  Bottom left is a Cardinal, middle bottom is looking up at the underparts of an American Redstart and bottom right is a Eastern Wood Pewee. They are all hiding behind branches and leaves, these images are mainly just for a record of the birds we saw that walk.



 
 
 My skywatching has taken place right in my backyard. The following two photos were taken just seconds apart. Thankful for colors!  The colors in the clouds changes quickly. 





I am always thankful for the simple joys: the birds and pretty colorful skies
My thankful list for September: happy memories, a joyful and a peaceful life, our home and the fall season.

Take care and stay safe! 


Live simple and be happy!  😊 Keep smiling!

Thank you Martha for hosting Throwback Thursday 

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


Thank you for visiting and for your nice comments on my previous post. Have a happy day!!  😊

86 comments:

  1. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful birds and sky! The colors are so pretty. Very cute Black-throated Blue Warbler too.
    Enjoy your day, and take care!

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    1. Thank you, Marit
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Wishing you a great weekend ahead.

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  2. ...you have many that I never see! Enjoy your day.

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    1. Thank you for the comment!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Wishing you a great weekend ahead.

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  4. The bird in picture no. 5 is a Chestnut-sided Warbler in fall plumage.

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    1. Thanks so much for the id help David!
      Have a great day!

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  5. beautiful BTBW...we had one pass thru corpus this past Spring, but I never did get a photo!

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    1. Thank you, Anni!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Wishing you a great weekend ahead.

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  6. Que coisa mais linda.Pássaros, céus e a natureza sempre encantando! bjs, ótimo dia! chica

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  7. Its The Simple Things That Bring Such Joy - Beautiful Clouds As Well - Bring On The Shadow People And Enjoy Your Weekend

    Cheers

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      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  8. Those little birds are so adorable, and your sky shots are so pretty! Thanks for linking up to Throwback Thursday. Have a great day :)

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    1. Thanks Marhta, for hosting and for the comment!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  9. I love the little Warblers and can't wait to see more migrating birds here. I have the hardest time id ing the Warblers and still laugh when I said I saw a Prothonotary Warbler...I was SO sure! But I got corrected in short order for sure! lol Love your post! Hugs!

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    1. Thanks Diane!
      Prothonotary is a mouthful, lol.
      Have a great day!

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  10. HI Eileen, hope your send those Warbler my way once Sally stops dumping rain all over us, your bird is a Bay Breasted Warbler, female, and the non breeding males can look similar, Incomplete eye ring and yellowing at throat rules out Chestnut Sided and the reddish tinge under the wing rules out Pine Warbler. Great bird and a great list of migrants to have visiting!! Have a good upcoming weekend.

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    1. Thanks for the id help Sondra!
      Have a great day!

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  11. I agree, simple joys and our homes and each other are the most thankful of all. you don't have to worry about me calling you out on ID because I have no clue, but I can say cute or pretty or sweet. the first photo appeals to me, i love it

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  12. I always enjoy your posts and this was a good one, Eileen!

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  13. I've noticed since I've been reading your blog that I am much more aware of what the wildlife in my yard is doing/eating.

    Yesterday the squirrel was feasting on dogwood berries.

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    1. Thanks Dee!
      The beauty is all around you!
      Take care,enjoy your day!

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  14. Grazie perchè ci regali sempre delle fotografie meravigliose che rilassano lo spirito.

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    1. Thank you, Stefania!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Wishing you a great weekend ahead.

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  15. It's nice to see those clear skies with pretty color. Sweet birds! Hope you have a beautiful day!

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  16. So many pretty birds to watch right in your own backyard - you are one very lucky lady :)
    Have a great day, Mxx

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    1. Thank you, Mxx!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Wishing you a great weekend ahead.

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  17. nice to have Warblers to visit your backyard.... love your beautiful photos.

    Have a wonderful day

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    1. Thank you, Tanza!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Wishing you a great weekend ahead.

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  18. How wonderful to see these birds and you have captured them beautifully! Loved the sky shots also. Enjoy the rest of your week Eileen, and a very happy weekend to you also :)

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  19. The birds know who to visit now don't they. :) Beautiful photos as always. Have a great day and thanks for sharing.

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  20. I don't think we get warblers up here in CT - at least I don't think I've seen them at my feeders or in the fields... I'll have to look it up, so pretty!

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      Take care, enjoy your day!
      Wishing you a great weekend ahead.

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  21. Pretty shots. I especially like the sky shot in the last photo, and the beautiful colors!

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      Have a great day and weekend!

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  22. I am thankful for you Eileen, you are a bright spot

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  23. ooooh the sky...it has been so beautiful lately!! i see warblers here occasionally, but not this one, your captures are so pretty!!

    i too am thankful for nature, the birds, the bees, the butterflies...all of natures lovely gifts!!

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    1. Thanks Debbie! It is nice to see some different yard birds in the fall.
      They are all just moving through. Take care, enjoy your day!
      Wishing you a great weekend ahead.

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  24. beautiful little birds in your back yard and wonderful sunset too

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  25. Great shots from times past. I am amazed that you capture such wonderful pictures of the birds. I'm thankful to have you as a blogging friend. :)

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  26. These little critters keep you busy all day. Birds are always interesting and you never know who you will see.

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  27. You are seeing lovely things and beautiful skies. Those birds are lucky to land in your space on their trip home!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie! I am lucky to see my yard birds.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  28. Thanks for sharing your beautiful feathered guests.
    I am thankful for Natures gifts too.
    Have a nice day and stay safe!

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      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  29. I enjoyed this post, especially that precious blue beauty!

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  30. Hello Eileen,
    Nice bird between the leaves. Very nice.
    And what a great colored sky in the other shots.

    Greetings and have a nice weekend,
    Marco

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  31. We've been noticing more warblers around here - I guess they are on their migration routes. We also had a Kinglet in our apple tree the other day! Love your pictures - thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Vera! I hope to see the Kinglets here, maybe soon.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  32. These are simple yet beautiful sights around your yard to make days cheerful and peaceful. I wish you keep enjoying these 
    Have a nice weekend.

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  33. You are a true 'bird watcher' ~ Me ~ I just enjoy the birds who come to visit and Mother Nature's gifts of all kinds ~ Yet, the very large raccoon that tried to visit my deck where bird feeders are I do not appreciate ~ I do not want to share my deck with them ~ Never had them (raccoon) before ~ do I stop with the bird seed (which is new for me this year) and just do suet feeders???? Any suggestions ~ much appreciated ~

    Your feather friends photos are always awesome ~ and sky photos are glorious ~ ^_^


    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Hello Carol,
      I would put all the feeders away for the night at least.
      Hopefully they are not coming during the day, they are a nuisance.
      Thanks and take care! Have a great day!

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  34. Nice pics of the warbler Eileen. It's about time for the hummers to leave our area and I am on the lookout for warblers.

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    1. Thank you Judy! The warblers are on the way, enjoy!
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  35. Again, as always, you photos are just marvelous. I've noticed here that the geese are in abundance. Know Fall is here when they arrive! Have a wonderful weekknd, my friend!

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      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  36. Oh, my, got to remember to look at this post on computer. I love that Black throated Nlue Warbler!

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    1. Thanks so much Rose, I appreciate your comments!
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  37. Such a pretty little Warbler. I have no idea what the little yellow bird is but he is cute. I love your skies. Enjoy your weekend. Keep well and keep safe.

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    1. Thank you Penny!
      Take care and stay safe!
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  38. Tienes un buen entretenimiento con los pájaros, tenéis por ahí muchas variedades. Ese atardecer fue precioso amiga.
    Te deseo un buen fin de semana Eileen. Cuidaros.
    Un abrazo.

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    1. Thank you Laura!
      Take care and stay well!
      Have a great day, happy weekend!

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  39. Those warblers ae such pretty birds!
    And what a pretty sunset. Our air is finally starting to clear a bit of the terrible smoke we've had, though we now have (welcome) rain. I hope we'll be able to enjoy sunsets again soon.

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    1. Thank you Kay! I am glad you had some rain and your skies are smoke-free.
      Take care and stay well!
      Have a great day and happy weekend!

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  40. Beautiful birds indeed and how is their warbling?

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    1. Thank you for the comment!
      They do more warbling in the spring time.
      Take care and stay well!
      Have a great day!

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  41. Lovely bird and fabulous sky.

    All the best Jan

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  42. I love seeing your birds! I have had fewer at my feeders lately. Thanks for linking up and have a great week ahead.

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