Saturday, April 30, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 437

 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!


Wow, Goodbye April.  The days and months are flying by. I am sharing some archived critters and photos from my travels.

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1.  Listen, I am talking to you! Laughing Gulls @ Curacao




2. Are you feeling crabby today?  Curacao 2012




3.  Family dining together. Find a spot to sit, dinner is served.  Bananaquit, Curacao 2012





4. Breakfast leftovers, we are gathering the crumbs of happiness. Curacao Bananaquit, Yellow Warbler, House Sparrow





5. Flamingos, Curacao Salt Flats. There is a stranger among us! 





6. Be Different, Harlequin Ducks with Heermann's Gulls.  Ediz Hook, Port Angeles Washington.  

I heard there was a sighting of a Heermann's Gull at the Baltimore Harbor recently, it reminded me of my sighting of this gull during one of our Washington State trips. 





7. Just chatting, our old dog Daisy talking with our Lop bunny Snowball. 





8. Our old dogs, Sunshine "I can hear you now"  and Daisy  "Lift your butt I smell something."  Shenandoah NP. 




9.  Daisy telling Sunshine, come on in the water feels good. 




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Thanks to all my visitors and for your past and present comments. Stop back to see any replies to your comments. I appreciate everyone who loves and respects wildlife. Thank you for linking up a critter post.



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Monday, April 25, 2022

Happy Monday!

 Happy Monday everyone!

Wishing everyone a great day and a happy new week!


"Hope is being able to see that there is light, despite all the darkness."



Sequim, Washington State


"The birds of hope are everywhere, listen to them sing."





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

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Saturday, April 23, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 436

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 have been feeding my yard birds some peanuts in and out of the shells. The peanuts attract some of my favorite yard birds, I see the Red-bellied Woodpeckers, Downy Woodpeckers, Blue Jays, Tufted Titmouse, Carolina Chickadees, Cardinals, I am still seeing the winter birds like the White-throated Sparrows and the Dark-eyed Juncos. 


1. April 5th, the Blue Jays love the peanuts, they sit in the trees and just squawk letting me know they are hungry. 




2. The Blue Jays seen waiting for the peanuts to be put on the deck railing. 





3. A Tufted Titmouse can be quick at grabbing a peanut and flying off.




4. A mosaic of Blue Jays, Tufted Titmouse and a Eastern Phoebe almost hidden behind the branches. 




5. April 6th, Nibbles and Winnie take a walk on the fire road.





6. A Double-crested Cormorant is seen at the lake. 




7. April 7th, the dogs warned me by barking when they heard a banging on the window, I looked out and saw an American Robin sitting in the rhododendron outside out window.  A Cardinal looked on watching the Robin banging against the window. 





8. A larger sized photo of the American Robin, crazy bird survived the window. 





9. The Male Cardinal sitting on the gutter watching the Robin, saying I've been there, done that. 





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Friday, April 22, 2022

Happy Earth Day 2022

 Happy Earth Day 2022

"Take care of our planet, it is the only home we have."



"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."




Monday, April 18, 2022

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday everyone!

Wishing everyone a great day and a happy new week!

" A good life is a collection of happy moments."


This is the Malariff Lighthouse on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula Iceland.










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

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Sunday, April 17, 2022

Happy Easter!

 Happy Easter everyone!



May this day bring blessings of love, joy, peace and hope. May it linger in your heart forever.


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Saturday, April 16, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 435

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 wish everyone a Blessed and Happy Easter and Passover! 🙏

I have a mish mash of photos from our walks on the fire road, the grand dogs Nibbles and Winnie and a bonus image. 🐰  🐤  🌼 


1. March 26th,  hubby and I took a walk on the NCR bike trail without the dogs. We passed a few other dog walkers and I saw and heard many birds. I could only catch one photo of a Sparrow in the brush along the trail. 





2.  A closer look at the Sparrow, is it a female White-throated Sparrow or a Song Sparrow.  I need to see the front of this bird, I did hear some WT SParrows during our walk. 




3.  March 26th, back at home I see a grab and go  Tufted Titmouse grabbing a peanut and taking off quickly. 





4.  March 30th, our walk to the lake with the grand-dogs. 





5. April 2nd, taking the grand dogs for a walk to the lake.  Looks like someone else likes our favorite spot at the lake. 




6.  As we walked the fire road to the lake, I noticed some Golden-crowned Kinglets moving around high in the tree tops. 





7. We wanted to see the Bald Eagles nest near the lake, images below are from our walk. Top left, Golden-crowned Kinglet, pine trees, Bald Eagle. Middle row, the female Bald Eagle on the nest, Prettyboy Reservoir, the male Bald Eagle in flight. Bottom row are the Canada Geese on the lake,  male and female Bald Eagle both at the nest and more Canada Geese. 





8. The male Bald Eagle is sitting above the nest, the female looks as if she is leaning over an eaglet. 





Bonus plus critters, we met up with our son and his family for lunch in Waynesboro Pa. Across the street from the restaurant was a dairy farm, I always love seeing the cows. 




"Take time to do what makes your soul happy."


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Monday, April 11, 2022

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday everyone!

Wishing everyone a great day and a happy new week!


Oregon coast Blumenthal waterfall and sea star. Oswald West State Park, Tillamook County Oregon. 




"People forget years and remember moments."


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

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 434

 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!

Birding has been a little slow lately, I am still seeing some winter birds here, not many spring birds have arrived yet. I have been seeing the Carolina Chickadees working on their nests. 

1. I have been seeing more Robins in my yard, they must be finding some tasty berries to eat. 





2. March 18th a Canada Goose at the reservoir, looks like it is napping. 





3.  March 19th, we are taking the grand-dogs for a walk on the local fire road.  Our weather was warm on this day, the temperatures have been all over the place lately. 

"Sometimes all you need is good company."




4. March 22nd, our walk to the lake we saw a group of Canada Geese.





5. March 22nd hanging out at our lake with the geese were a male and female Hooded Merganser. 





6. March 23rd, another walk with the grand-dogs on the fire road. 





7. March 25th, hubby and I entertained our grandson Wyatt while our DIL took grandson Mason for his 2 month checkup. While waiting in the car, I watched a Mockingbird and a House Finch perched above on the gutter eating berries. Can you find the two birds?





Bonus photo... March 25th  our grandson Wyatt 13 months, he is doing well. A very happy boy.  





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Monday, April 4, 2022

Happy Monday!

Hello Everyone,  Happy Monday!

I wish every one a great day and a happy new week!

Oregon Coast, Beach Park on the way to Yachats 2012


Nature is the purest portal to inner peace. 


Prayers for Ukraine, peace in the world. 




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

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Saturday's Critters # 433

 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!

Happy April!  These are some images from March, more birds sightings and some grand dog photos taken during our walks on the fire roads. The weather continues to be crazy, from warm temperatures to below freezing, rain, snow and sleet and lots of windy days. 


1. March 14th there was some snow left on the fire road, we had about 4 inches the day before. The Pine Warblers love the forest around our home, I hear them every day during our walks and from my yard. 




2. Grand dogs Nibbles and Winnie on one of our daily walks on the local fire road. 

 



3. I have some peanuts in the shell that I put out on the deck railing for my yard birds, below are the Northern Cardinal, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Tufted Titmouse, Northern Flicker and a Blue Jay. 




4. The trail next to the lake, Prettyboy Reservoir. The grand dogs love their walks. 





5. March 15th again we found the Trumpeter Swans at the lake in a different spot, this sighting is closer to home. 





6.  Still a distant look at the Trumpeter Swans.





7.  March 16th our walk with the grand dogs, Mourning Dove, a distant Brown Creeper high in a tree and bottom images are the Hermit Thrush. 






8. March 18th, a pair of Eastern Bluebirds visited my yard and checked out the bird houses. I think a Chickadee had already claimed the house they wanted to use. 




 9.  March 19th our walk to the lake with the grand dogs. 




10. March 19th, I noticed a Pileated Woodpecker at a wood pile in the back of our yard. While watching this bird, it flew across the driveway to the woods to meet up with it's mate. 




That's all folks, I have been enjoying our walks with the dogs, birdwatching in my yard and neighborhood. Now, I am looking forward to seeing your critter post. 



Thank you for sharing your critters and post!

Thanks to all my visitors and for your past and present comments. Stop back to see any replies to your comments. I appreciate everyone who loves and respects wildlife. Thank you for linking up a critter post.



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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!

Happy Monday!

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