Welcome to Saturday's Critters!
Hello and happy Saturday! Happy July 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!
Latest news in my area, birds are going blind and dying. Here is a link to this article.
Take bird feeders down in D.C., nearby states, experts say - BirdWatching: No word yet on the cause of bird deaths in and around D.C., but as a precaution, you should take your feeders down and clean your bird bath.
The local Md and Virginia are birding clubs and bird club facebook pages are asking for people to take down their feeders. It is not known if the disease is contagious? Could they be eating insects/cicadas that have been sprayed with poisons? Just a heads up, I have already taken my feeders down, a few months now due to critter problem.
Hubby and I enjoyed an overnight in Dover Delaware, the reason for our little getaway was to visit Bombay Hook NWR in Smyrna Delaware. It is also nice to be close by for an early morning drive on the wildlife drive. Timing for some bird sightings and wildlife sightings was great. I will break up our 2 day visit into two posts.
1. June 16 we arrived around 9:40 am and we drove on the wildlife drive till around 2:30pm. Near the entrance are the Purple Martin houses, seen along the wildlife drive were the Great Blue Heron, Common Yellowthroat Warbler, American Avocets, Raccoon family, Snapping Turtle, Black-necked Stilts, Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Mallard ducks, Black-crowned Night Heron with Great Egret, Black Skimmers with various Terns and Gulls, Indigo Bunting and a Blue Grosbeak.
2. The American Avocet were looking pretty with their breeding colors.
3. Raccoon family walking across one of the ponds.
4. Mute Swans and some Great Egrets and Snowy Egrets.
5. Black-necked Stilt on nest.
6. Two Osprey with a Great Blue Heron flying by.
7. Indigo Bunting, such a pretty deep blue.
8. A Blue Grosbeak, shows off his chestnut colored wingbars.
9. Great Egret and a some what hidden Black-crowned Night Heron.
10. Port Mahon Delaware, Double-crested Cormorants
11. Port Mahon Delaware Osprey on nest.
I hope you enjoyed the birds and critters, we had a nice little trip and visit to the wildlife refuge.
I am also linking up to Anni's blog party found here I'd Rather B Birding Anni always has some beautiful birds to be seen on her blog, check it out!
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