Saturday, February 27, 2021

Saturday's Critters # 376

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Hello and happy Saturday!
 
 If you love all God's creatures like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!

 I have a mish-mash of critters and photos to share. Another sighting of the Red-shouldered Hawk, Pileated Woodpecker continues to visit our wood pile, a flock of Eastern Bluebirds visited our yard for just a bit. I also have some photos from our time watching the grand-dogs Nibbles and Winnie the Corgi.  

1. I think I lost one of my Dark-eyed Juncos, it is not the best photo. It was taken through my kitchen window. Not sure, if this is the Red-shouldered Hawk I have been seeing hanging around the yard. 

Update: thanks to Ken of Rosyfinch Ramblings for the Cooper's Hawk id below.  




2. The Pileated Woodpecker can been seen almost daily in the back part of our yard. 



3. Pileated Woodpecker, photo taken on Valentine's Day.





4. One day I noticed 5-6 Eastern Bluebirds in our yard, they checked out two of the birdhouses.  It was a cold snowy day, I think they were looking for warm protection from the weather. 



5.  Two male Eastern Bluebirds, perched on the wood pile. One Bluebird was checking out another one of my birdhouses.



6. I think this is a female Eastern Bluebird checking out one of our birdhouses.  



7.   We spent a couple of night at my son's home watching the grand-dogs when our DIL went into labor. Our grandson Wyatt was born on 2/15.  

Nibbles is a sweetie giving up her bigger bed for Winnie the Corgi. They are both sweet dogs,  it was fun watching the grand-dogs for a few days. It will be interesting to see how they react to their human brother Wyatt.  





 

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Monday, February 22, 2021

Happy Monday

 Happy Monday everyone!



I wish you all a great new week!  

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Saturday, February 20, 2021

Saturday's Critters # 375

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Hello and happy Saturday!
 
 If you love all God's creatures like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!

I feel like I am sharing the same photos, I have not been anywhere special. Hubby and I are doing well, keeping our distance. I am still cutting back on my computer time, resting my eyes. We are waiting for the vaccine, it is slow to arrive here. On a pretty sky day, hubby and I took a walk to the lake. These photos are from my back yard, luckily I see the birds right outside my windows.   

1. It seems like it snows every day or every other day, the snow doesn't get a chance to melt before it snows again.  In my mosaic I am sharing the Red-shouldered Hawk, a view of the lake, Red-breasted Nuthatch, female Cardinal, Pine Siskin with a Dark-eyed Junco and a male Purple Finch.



2. Over the shoulder look, his back is to the feeders. I am pretty sure this is a young Red-shouldered Hawk.  I have caught him in my yard a few times now. 

 


3. I do love seeing these cute Red-breasted Nuthatches this winter, I see at least 2 males and 1 female every day.  



4. I see lot of Dark-eyed Junco after or during a snow storm. 




5. A pretty male Purple Finch, if you look closely you can see it is snowing. 




6.  There is a feeding frenzy at my feeders when we have a snow storm. Below are the usual birds at my feeders, the Cardinals, Dark-eyed Junco, Woodpecker, squirrels and one day I saw 20 or more Grackles with a few Starlings mixed in. 


7.  Below are 2 male Cardinals, one female Cardinal and a Dark-eyed Junco.  The squirrel has taken over the feeder.  




8. I counted 8-9 squirrels on my deck and feeders, where are the birds?  The Hawk must be sitting close by, the squirrels do not seem to worry about a hawk.  



Update:  Our Grandson Wyatt arrived on 2/15, a healthy 6lb 7oz. Hubby and I, Mama Allie and our son are doing well and very happy. Hubby and I are now happy grandparents..




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Monday, February 15, 2021

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday everyone!


It are in baby watch mode, any day now our grandson can arrive.  We will be grand-dog sitting while waiting.  


 



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Saturday, February 13, 2021

Saturday's Critters # 374

 Welcome to Saturday's Critters!


Hello and happy Saturday!
 
 If you love all God's creatures like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!

Feb 12-15th, is our Great Back Yard Bird Count weekend. It is a citizen science project, share your love of birds.

Since I have not been anywhere, I only have some of my yard birds to share today.  I hope you enjoy, they are all beautiful.  I am cutting back my computer time to just once a week post on Saturday's. You may still see me commenting and visiting your blogs, just not as much.

1.  The Hairy Woodpecker with a Carolina Wren, a Gray Squirrel in the background is a male Cardinal, Pine Siskin with a Dark-eyed Junco and a Cardinal in the background. 


2.  A closer look at the Pine Siskin and the Dark-eyed Junco is sitting in the feeder.





3. American Goldfinch, Northern Cardinal and a Carolina Chickadee.




4. A closer look at the Carolina Chickadee.




5. A single photo of the Hairy Woodpecker with the Carolina Wren. 





6. A Northern Cardinal, lately I have been seeing 5-6 males and a few female Cardinals. 


It would be nice to look out my window and see a "new to my yard" bird.  I have a wish list of "want to see in my yard" they are: Evening Grosbeak, Common Redpoll, Red-headed Woodpecker and missing this year Brown Creeper.  Some of these birds are seen in my area this year, but they missed my yard.  When I pass by my windows, I always look out just in case a new bird suddenly appears.  

 

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Monday, February 8, 2021

Happy Monday


Happy Monday!


"Rise up, start fresh and see the bright opportunity in each day."




 " We take photos as a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone." 

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Saturday, February 6, 2021

Saturday's Critters # 373

 Welcome to Saturday's Critters!


Hello and happy Saturday!
 
 If you love all God's creatures like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where you can share your critter post. Link up your post and share your critters, join in with my critter party ! You can share any kind of critters the real ones, pretend ones, statues and paintings, a new or old post!

 These are some of my back yard birds seen Jan 26th and a bunny seen on Jan 24th.  

1. I assume this bunny is finding food in my yard and has a warm place to sleep on the cold winter days. 


2.  I have posted previously about the birds I see out my "treadmill" window, I labeled these post as Treadmill birding.  My treadmill died, now I have a new exercise bike now next to the same window.  While riding my bike, I noticed a few American Robins at the edge of our yard and the street. One Robin was perched right outside the window at the rhododendron and on the gutter of our house.  



3. The male Cardinal with two male Purple Finches.  




4. The male Northern Cardinal in front of a partially hidden Purple Finch.



5. Two pretty male Purple Finches.  





 

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Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Blog Break

Just a little note, saying I will be posting once a week on Saturdays for my Saturday Critter party. I hope to see you there.  





I am fine, just a break for my eyes from the computer. Take care and have a great day!  

Happy Monday!

 Happy Monday everyone! I wish everyone a great day and a happy new week! "Photos are a return ticket to a moment otherwise gone."...