Monday, April 26, 2021

Happy Monday!

 Happy Monday everyone!


 I wish you all a great day and a happy new week!  



Flamingos seen at the salt water flats on the island of Curacao.

Be happy and a reason will come along...😊

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Saturday, April 24, 2021

Saturday's Critters #384

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Hello and happy Saturday!
 
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I have some new arrivals and a rare sighting for my neighborhood. Also a few winter birds are still hanging about during the first two weeks of April.  

1. April 1st...yard birds are the Pileated Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe, White-throated Sparrow and a Carolina Wren.





2. April 4th, a Dark-eyed Junco and 2 Pine Siskins. 




3. April 5th are the Red-breasted Nuthatch, a Pine Warbler and a Carolina Chickadee at the birdhouse. 




4. April 6th,  one of my pretties the male Northern Cardinal. 




5. April 6th, is a male Downy Woodpecker. 




6.  April 8th, first of the season Brown Thrasher at my suet feeder.





7.  April 8th...Hubby and I took a walk to check out the local Bald Eagle's nest. It is sad that we could not see any Eagles on the nest. I have a bad feeling that the Eagle's nest is a flop again this year. We were really lucky to find a Long-tailed Duck floating in the lake just below were the Eagle's nest is located.  





8. A rare sighting for me at our local reservoir, a male Long-tailed Duck.  They are usually seen along the coast and prefer salt water. He must be off course, I am glad we just happened to see this sea duck while trying to see the Bald Eagles.  




9. Below are a few more birds we saw during our walk to the lake on April 8th. Top photo is a juvenile Bald Eagle, middle photo are two Canada Geese and the bottom photo are two Double-crested Cormorants on the left side  and on the right are two Canada Geese sitting on shore.



March 10th was my last sighting of the local Bald Eagle couple, the female was on the nest and the adult male was in a nearby tree.  




 

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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Happy Earth Day!

 Happy Earth Day!






"Be the change you wish to see in this world."


Let's make every day Earth Day!



Monday, April 19, 2021

Happy Monday!

 Happy Monday everyone!


I wish you all a great day and a happy new week!

Hang in there!!!



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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Saturday's Critters # 383

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Hello and happy Saturday!
 
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Hubby and I went to see the Snow Geese at the Middle Creek WMA near Stevens Pennsylvania. The visitor center was closed due to Covid but the motor tour was open. The beginning of March the Snow Geese can be seen in huge flocks migrating north. We saw thousands of Snow Geese,  lots of Tundra Swans and various ducks. I saw my first of the year Tree Swallows, some Eastern Bluebirds, Red-winged Blackbirds and I could hear Killdeer nearby. 

1. Below are the Snow Geese, Tree Swallow, Eastern Bluebird, Ring-necked Ducks, a cute Golden Doodle and a ground hog.

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2. A closeup of a few Snow Geese. It was noted on March 8th there were 120,000 Snow Geese and 1050 Tundra Swans. The numbers of birds sighted can change daily. 




3. Tundra Swans in flight. 




4. Groups after group of Snow Geese were flying in and landing on the lake.




5. A distant shot of the Snow Geese and lake.




6. The Snow Geese  were not social distancing. 




7. A few times the Snow Geese would lift off with a loud roar, only to land a few feet away.  




8. A group of Ring-necked ducks in front of the Snow Geese. 



Crowds of people from all over come to Middle Creek WMA in Lancaster County Pennsylvania to see these Snow Geese. Early March is the best time to see the migration of the spring waterfowl. 

 

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Monday, April 12, 2021

Happy Monday!

 Hello,  Happy Monday!


Wishing everyone a great day and a happy new week!



It's a good day to be happy!!  😊

Hopewell Rocks, Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick


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Saturday, April 10, 2021

Saturday's Critters #382

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Hello and happy Saturday!
 
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I have some more photos from our late February getaway to Maryland's Eastern shore. On the way home from Ocean City, Md we stopped at Blackwater NWR for a ride on their wildlife drive. These photos were all taken from our car. 

1. As soon as we entered the wildlife drive we saw the Canada Geese and Tundra Swans were sharing these wetlands. 

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2. Below are the Canada Geese in front but just past the geese is a group of Ring-necked Ducks. You can see the ducks better if you click on photo for a larger view.



3. The Mallard Ducks seem to be a common sight on these wetlands.



4. I was amazed at how many Tundra Swans were seen on this day, they migrate north for the spring/summer season. 





5. More Tundra Swans mixed in with the Canada Geese. 



6. A pretty male Northern Shoveler. 



7. The Great Blue Herons can always be seen at the wildlife refuge. They may have a rookery nearby. 





8. Another view of more Tundra Swans. 



9. There may be a controlled burn in the distance but there are even more Tundra Swans on the river and nearby wetlands. 



We saw a few eagles, the trail in the forest is closed while the Bald Eagles are nesting. I hope you enjoyed our visit to Blackwater Wildlife Refuge located in Cambridge Maryland.  

 

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Monday, April 5, 2021

Happy Monday!

 Hello and Happy Monday!

I wish everyone a great day and happy new week!  






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Sunday, April 4, 2021

Happy Easter!

 Happy Easter everyone!!  🐤 🐇




Wishing Everyone a blessed and happy Easter!

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Saturday, April 3, 2021

Saturday's Critters # 381

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Hello and happy Saturday!   

Happy Easter everyone!!  
🐤 🐇

 
 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 some back yard birds to share, seen on different days around the end of March. 

1. I have been seeing the Pileated Woodpecker at our wood pile. If the Pileated Woodpeckers are not at the wood pile I hear and see them in the forest next to our house.  This shot looks like a female and was taken from my dining room window. 




2. Below a Downy Woodpecker with a Pine Warbler, the Woodpecker again with a Cardinal and a backside of the Cardinal with a Red-breasted Nuthatch.  



3. The Pine Warbler is a summer bird, they breed in the forest next to our home. 




4. I am still seeing the Red-breasted Nuthatch, at least 3 two males and a female come daily as of March 20th.  




5. March 20th I was still seeing a few Pine Siskins at my feeders.  




6. A bad bad bird, sitting on our swing. Just kidding, I know they need to eat to survive. 




7. A Tufted Titmouse is one of my regular yard birds, seen year round.  




8. From one of our fire road walks, I believe this a Hermit Thrush. I see a reddish tail.  While walking the fire road, I could hear more Pine Warblers, I can hear the Eastern Phoebe and I was sure I heard a Northern Parula. 



9.  Previous years we were seeing 6-8 Great Blue Heron nests in our neighborhood, then last year something happened. They all left, I am not sure why. This year we are seeing a few herons returning to the trees that held a nest. I am hoping they are back and things are normal.  This photo below was taken from my driveway on March 11th, I am not sure if this is when they returned previous years.. 





I hope you enjoyed my birds as much as I do, my simple pleasure is bird watching.  



 

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 Happy Monday everyone! I wish everyone a happy day and a great new week! The Pileated Woodpecker, one of my many favorite birds, photo take...