Thursday, September 24, 2020

Happy Thankful Thursday!

 Happy Thursday!  

Hubby and I enjoy our local walks on the near by fire roads. On this day we walked for a little over 2 miles round trip from our house. I had some luck finding birds at what was once a clear cut area in the forest.  The Yellow-billed Cuckoo were seen out in the open, eating the tent caterpillars.  We also saw 20 or more Cedar Waxwings and a juvenile or female Scarlet Tanager.  On this day I had that deja vu feeling, maybe because previous years we had the same bird sightings during a similar walk.


1. The Yellow-billed Cuckoo, we saw at least 3 of these birds during our walk.  One has a tent caterpillar in it's mouth.


2. I watched a flock of Cedar Waxwings flying around us, a few times I caught them sitting on top of a tree branch, one photos has a juvenile or female Scarlet Tanager with 2 Cedar Waxwings.


 

3. Adult Cedar Waxwing

 


 

Gratitude turns what we have into enough. We are thankful for pretty sky days and lovely weather. My prayers go out to all in the areas with the wildfires. It is so sad to see so much loss and devastation..


4. Below is the Great-crested Flycatcher, middle photo is a possible Tennessee Warbler and Red-eyed Vireo on the bottom photo.

 


 5. Cedar Waxwings, there are 2 on one branch and the Scarlet Tanager is below on the right side.



6. I was happy to see this Yellow-billed Cuckoo out in the open a few times.

 

7. Another one of the 3 Yellow-billed Cuckoo that we saw during this one walk.

 


 

 For Martha's Throwback Thursday and Skywatch Friday. I am sharing the following 3 photos from my archives. A  view of some fall colors of our nearby reservoir and a sunset at the Prettyboy reservoir. A photo of our Goldie Girl, she is missed . 

8. Some fall trees and sky reflecting at Prettyboy.

9. Prettyboy sunset, you can be blessed just being in the right place at the right time. 


10. Sky reflecting at Prettyboy reservoir.



I am thankful for my archived photos of Goldie Girl, she was loved and is missed.  We remain thankful to be virus-free and healthy.

 I hope everyone takes care and stay safe. 

Live simple and be happy!  😊 Take care, keep smiling!


Thank you to Martha  @ Throwback Thursday linky  
and her Seaside Simplicity
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!!



109 comments:

  1. Hello Eileen,

    Beautiful photos! The reflections are very pretty. I love to see your beloved Goldie Girl again.
    Happy Thursday!

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    1. Thanks Marit! I do miss my Goldie Girl.
      Have a happy day!

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  2. How terrific to see three Yellow-billed Cuckoos on a single outing. It is quite uncommon here and not easy to find.

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    1. Hello, David
      Thanks, I believe the Yellow-billed Cuckoo is a breeder in our local forest. It is fun to see the family of Cuckoos. Have a happy day!

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  3. Lindo e que bom ver o Cucko... Maravilhosas todas as fotos! Lindo dia e tudo de bom! beijos, chica

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  4. Ah, a sweet pup.
    We're off to another cancer treatment today.
    I cannot go in.

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    1. Thanks Jenn! I hope all goes well today.
      Take care!

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  5. so happy to see your Goldie girl here. I too am thankful for achives of our dogs and also all the beautiful things i have seen since I bought the first digital camera in 2002... taking photos makes us SEE things we would have missed. the yellow bill cucko is gorgeous

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    1. Thanks Sandra!
      It is nice having the archives at my finger tips. Quick access is great, I do miss our Goldie Girl.
      Take care, enjoy your day!

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  6. ...the touches of fall color are exciting to see.

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  7. Lovely pictures as always. Cedar Waxwings are gorgeous. I wish we would see them around here. We have had a flycatcher each day - he has been fun to watch.

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  8. Lovely capture on the birds and reflections on the lake! Looking forward to seeing more colors from your side.  

    Take care

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    1. Thank you Jeevan!
      I hope to see more fall colors.
      Have a great day!

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  9. All such beautiful photos Eileen! I especially love the gorgeous ones you chose from the archives for Throwback Thursday, the trees and sky reflection, the sunset and your beautiful Goldie Girl. Thanks so much for linking up. Stay safe and enjoy the rest of the week :)

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    1. Hello Martha,
      Thanks so much for hosting and for the comment!
      I enjoy the Throwback photos and great memories.
      Have a happy day!

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  10. How great to see cuckoos...I've never seen one! Do they sing like the ones in clocks? Have a great weekend...we've got rain here all day.

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    1. Thanks Barbara,
      No, not quite like the cuckoo clocks. But that would be interesting.
      I think that rain and clouds are heading our way.
      Have a great day!

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  11. Cedar Waxwings are so pretty!

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  12. The Cuckoos are fabulous! And I always love seeing Cedar Waxwings.

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  13. I have never seen a yellow-billed cuckoo before, and never really knew there was such a thing. I saw cuckoos the other day but didn’t get close enough to see if it was the kind I am used to. I’ll have to take more note next time, if I can get close enough. Great shots of all the birds, that pretty blue is a perfect back drop. Lovely to see Goldie Girl in the last photo. So glad we have our archives to go back into. I’m sure you still miss her, I know I miss my Bridgette. Enjoy the rest of the week and your weekend, stay safe and thanks for sharing all these beautiful photos.

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    1. Thank you Denise. There are actually 2 Cuckoos that can be seen around here, they are the yellow-billed and the black-billed. The Yellow-billed Cuckoo is a breeder in my area and is much more common. Take care, enjoy your day! Wishing you a happy weekend ahead.

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  14. The cuckoos are really neat loooking. Lovely sky shots.

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    1. Thanks Karen!
      Enjoy your evening! Have a happy weekend!

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  15. You are such a great resource for birds. I always enjoy seeing and learning a little bit more. Love the Cuckoos! We heard our first Cuckoo when we were in the Lake District of England several years back. Have a great day!

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    1. Thank you Ellen!
      The Cuckoo is a cool bird, I am always happy to find one.
      Have a great day!

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  16. I would have loved to meet Goldie Girl...she looks like such a sweetheart. I would love to be able to capture a Cedar Waxwing. They are so beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Rose! I hope you catch a Waxwing.
      Have a great day!

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  17. To see the Ceda Waxwings is always a treat! They are lovely. Also the Yellow-billed Cuckoo is cute. I do not think it lives in Finland.
    Thanks for sharing.
    A nice evening to you and your hubby!

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    1. Thank you Luisella!
      The Waxwings are a treat to see, they are lovely.
      Have a happy day and weekend!

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  18. What a great walk you had with awesome feathered friend photos ~ So glad to see Goldie Girl and that you had treasured times while she lived ~ they don't stay long enough ~ Xox

    Live with love each moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you Carol! I wish the dogs lived forever.
      Have a happy day!

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  19. Great photos of the birds. The only ones I’ve seen are the waxwings. The sceneries are so peaceful...ahhh...

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  20. I love seeing birds I've not seen before. Do you know about Thirteen Thursday. Three more birds and you're there! http://www.looseleafnotes.com/2020/09/13-a-sea-change/

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    1. Thank you Colleen! I will try to remember to do 13 next time.
      Have a happy day!

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  21. what a wonderful post, so many beautiful and unusual birds!! i have never seen a yellow billed cuckoo before, they are so pretty...the wax-wings too, i have only seen them once in my yard!!

    the start of autumn and the sunset, both so lovely and soothing!!!

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    1. Hello, Debbie
      I think the Cuckoo likes a tree canopy. The waxwings are beautiful.
      Autumn days are so nice, cool and no humidity. Thanks for visiting.
      Have a great afternoon and evening.

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  22. Love those reflections, very nice!

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    1. Thank you Bill!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  23. What wonderful sightings! I am on the look out for the Cuckoo here...it's TIME to see him here! I saw a Kestrel this morning on my hike and that was nice. Haven't seen one in months! Enjoy your day. Love seeing the pops of Fall color!

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    1. Thanks Diane! I will ask the Cuckoo to stop by and see you, lol.
      The Kestrel is an awesome bird. Have a great evening, happy weekend!

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  24. Hello Eileen,
    That's so nice to see all these speial bitds while your walk. Very nice!!
    The Cedar Waxwing is so fantastic. You have photograph them so well.
    And what a wonderful picture is shot 8.

    Greetings, Marco

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    1. Thank you Marco!
      I appreciate the nice comment.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Wishing you a happy weekend ahead.

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  25. Really beautiful sky captures. Do I see some fall colors already?? Pretty shots of the Yellow-billed Cuckoo.

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    1. Thank You, We do have a little bit of colors around now.
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  26. Great photos of the yellow-billed cuckoo. I heard, but didn't see one this year. I guess I can't count your photos as a sighting. Maybe it's still not too late!

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    1. Thank you! I hope you get to see the Cuckoo.
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  27. I love, "Gratitude turns what we have into enough." That's pretty much it isn't it.
    Wonderful photos especially of your dog and the skies.

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    1. Thanks Alan! We are grateful for what we have.
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  28. Wonderful photos and lovely reflections! Like the bird, and the Goldiegirl, too!
    Have a nice weekend and stay safe!
    Best, Lisa

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    1. Thank you Lisa!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Cloudia!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  30. It's always a treat to see your bird and nature shots - have a wondrful day Eileen

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    1. Thank you William!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  32. Fantastic photos of the birds. Beautiful lake and a great looking sky.

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    1. Thank you Karen!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  33. Lots of cedar waxwings here. they seem to be all over the place.

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    1. Thank you Red!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Jim!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  35. What great finds and wonderful shots. Much to be thankful for!

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    1. Thank you Kay!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  36. Hello Eileen. Lovely post. All of those birds look great. Great photos. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Anu!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  37. Hi Eileen,
    These are a wonderful series of photos.
    I think the Yellow-billed Cuckoo is really beautiful, this species cannot be found in the Netherlands.
    The sunset is beautiful also with the reflection in the water.
    Greetings Irma

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    1. Thank you Irma!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you Birgitta!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  39. I also miss the pets we have lost over the years, but so thankful that we had glorious times with them. Those memories are very precious. Mxx

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    1. Thank you Mxx!
      Have a great day and a happy weekend!

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  40. Lovely photos. The one of Goldie at the waterfront is especially nice Eileen. She was a real beauty.

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    1. Thank you Penny! Goldie Girl loved her walks to the lake.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Happy weekend!

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  41. Love your birds photos. Beautiful reservoir and lovely sunset.

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    1. Thank you Nancy!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Happy weekend!

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  42. Awwwww, as much as I enjoyed all the birds seen, you saved the best for last! Sweet, sweet Goldie Girl.

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    1. Thank you Anni!
      I do love looking back at my Goldie Girl photos.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Happy weekend!

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  43. Prettyboy is really pretty! have a wonderful weekend, Eileen.

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    1. Thank you Klara!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Happy weekend!

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  44. I love the blue sky behind your birds lovely shots of the cuckoo those eyes so big and exotic looking...the Cedar waxwing is another fav of mine. I had a Northern Parula pair in the yard yesterday scolding me while I was out cleaning up the van. Rain today tho unfortunately. Hope you have more blue sky and I enjoyed your throw back photos very much with your buddy included...so sweet.

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    1. Thank Sondra!
      I do miss my Goldie Girl, she was a great dog.
      I hope the rain moves on quickly, but we could use some rain here.
      Take care, enjoy your day! Happy weekend!

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  45. I always enjoy your bird photos. It's fun to see new birds that don't live in my area.

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    1. Thank you Linda!
      Take care, enjoy your day! Happy weekend!

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  46. Fantastic sky shots!

    Live each moment with love,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  47. awesome images ...love the birds in nature.....
    Glad you and your are healthy and happy....take care

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    1. Thank you for the comment.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  49. Beautiful post! Love the photos of the birds! Amazing view!

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    1. Thank you for the comment.
      Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  50. I like the look of the Yellow-billed Cuckoo, and such beautiful skies :)
    Have a great week.

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  51. Such Heart Felt Photos From Those Last Three Shots - Never Forgotten - No Way - Next Outing, Possible Shadow People Sighting

    Cheers

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    1. Thanks, no they are never forgotten,
      Have a happy weekend!

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  52. Beautiful photos of the glassy lake with the fall colors and clear blue skies! I've never seen a cuckoo - interesting bird! Our sweet doggie friends stay in our hearts. My Whitey Bear is getting ready to go....I so hate to say goodbye and hoping to have a little more time. So true that we need to be grateful for each day we are blessed with. xx Karen

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    1. Thanks Karen!
      I am always happy to see you visiting. It is really hard to let go of our furbabies. My prayers and thoughts are with you and Whitey Bear. Take care, enjoy your weekend!

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  53. Such pretty pictures from Prettyboy lake.
    The fall colors are so delightful. :)

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  54. Thank you for sharing these photographs.
    The reflections are lovely and so nice to see Goldie Girl.

    Stay safe and well.

    All the best Jan

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  55. Lovely photos and I like that Cedar Waxwing. They are such beautiful birds, I think. Thanks for linking up and stay well.

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