Monday, October 11, 2021

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday everyone!


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



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Saturday, October 9, 2021

Saturday's Critters # 408

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!

On Sept 19-21 hubby and I visited Chincoteague Island, the National Wildlife Refuge and National Seashore in Virginia. I love seeing the wild ponies. It is a great place to see migrating birds, shorebirds and waders, geese and ducks. 

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1. These are images from our first day Sept 19th.

On the top row are the Laughing Gull, Chincoteague wild ponies.

Second row: juvenile Little Blue Herons, Snowy Egret with Great Egret, Cattle Egret, adult Little Blue Heron.

Bottom row: Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Bald Eagle, sunset and full moon rising.



2. The Cattle Egret showing it breeding colors on it's crown and back. 



3. The Chincoteague ponies, some egrets were seen on the ground and on the backs of the ponies. 




4. Adult Little Blue Heron with a few first year Little Blue Herons are actually white in color showing a two toned bill.



5. I am guessing at these 3 birds, 2 were larger in size which I believe are the Greater Yellowlegs and the smaller bird in front is the Lesser Yellowlegs.



6. The Great Egret is obvious with it's long yellow bill and dark legs and feet. 



7. Snowy Egret with the taller Great Egret. 





8. A pair of Bald Eagles perched high in the trees.




9. A closer look at one of the Bald Eagles. 



I hope you enjoyed this post, my photos and our visit to Chincoteague Island NWR. 


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!



Here is my linky:

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Thanks to all my visitors and for your comments. Stop back to see any replies to your comments. I appreciate everyone who loves critters and has linked up their critter post.

Monday, October 4, 2021

Happy Monday!

 Happy Monday everyone!


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


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Saturday, October 2, 2021

Saturday's Critters # 407

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!

September is a good time to see the migrating birds, I am seeing some of the fall Warblers in my yard. Each year they stop by and enjoy eating some berries.  Berries are plentiful on the Aralia spinosa. The Cape May Warbler seems to arrive in groups of males, females and 1st year birds. The Northern Parula and the Tennessee Warbler and I am hearing a Pine Warbler around the yard too.

These photos were all taken from my dining room window, so they are not the clearest but still good enough for id-ing the birds.

1. The male Cape May Warbler, yellow cheeks and breast with streaks, and yellow throat with a green back with whitish wing bars. 




2.  The Cape May Warbler above is a brighter yellow, I had about 5-6 of these Cape May Warblers visiting at the same time. I was surprised to see the bird below eating something from my butterfly bush.




3. Cape May Warbler is yellow behind the cheeks, streaking on the breast. First fall female maybe dull and yellow maybe absent.



4. Two Fall Cape May Warblers, their upperparts are gray and their is less streaking on the chest, has a yellowish rump/ Can you find both of the warblers?



5 .  Some days, I can see 5-6 different warblers eating the berries, a Tennessee Warbler has the white eyebrow, light yellow on breast and white under tail. 



6.  I believe this is a fall Northern Parula, back is dull but have some bright greenish feather on back and light yellow on the breast.



7. The broken eye-ring looks different to me, maybe because the way the bird is perched? This is the same bird as the above photo. 



8. Looking at the front of the Tennessee Warbler.



9. A Male Northern Cardinal is joining the warblers eating berries too. 


10. The Gray Catbird enjoys the berries too. 


11. Aralia spinosa, also known as Devil's Walking Stick. Stems are covered with sharp spines and has purple-black berries. 




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!



Here is my linky:

YOU are all # 1.




Thanks to all my visitors and for your comments. Stop back to see any replies to your comments. I appreciate everyone who loves critters and has linked up their critter post.

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