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!
I am sharing some yard birds and birds seen from our local walk at the Hemlock Gorge part of the Gunpowder Falls State Park and our Prettyboy Reservoir watershed.
1. Eastern Bluebirds in our yard, they are back to using one of my birdhouses. The male Bluebird is often perched in a tree in the side of our yard which overlooks the birdhouse. A young bluebird has been sitting in the back part of the yard, easily id by the speckled chest.
2. I am pretty sure the Bluebird below was born this year. The bluebirds can have 2-3 broods each year. The young Bluebirds are speckled with touches of blue on their wings.
3. The male Eastern Bluebird is beautiful, a lovely color blue, rufous underparts and a white belly.
4. The only feeders I left up it the Hummingbird feeder, I can change out the sugar water and clean the feeders often.
5. The deer has been a regular visitor in our yard and on the neighbors driveway. I can watch the deer from my kitchen windows.
6. An area of the Gunpowder State Park is always a good spot to see the Louisiana Waterthrush in the summer months. These are some photos from one our our recent walks to Hemlock Gorge.
7. The Louisiana Waterthrush breeds near a fast moving stream. They nest in thickets on the ground, they can be found walking along the shoreline in search of insects.
8. A young Lousiana Waterthush below has found a tasty grub or worm to eat. We watched at least 3 Waterthrush foraging along the river on this day.
9. Another guess below is an Eastern Wood-Pewee. they have olive gray with dark wings and thin white wing bars. I usually can hear these birds before I can see them. They like to perch in trees with good view points.
10. I believe below is an Eastern Phoebe, they have a dark head with a gray back and they lack an eye ring.
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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