Welcome to Saturday's Critters!
Hello and happy Saturday!
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Happy Father's Day weekend!
I am sharing a few days, the photos were all taken on our neighborhood walks with the dogs and a few from my backyard.
1. May 18th, our local walk on the fire road with the grand-dogs. I was able to capture somewhat of a decent photo of the Eastern Wood Pewee, view of the fire road and the dogs.
2. A larger view of the Eastern Wood Pewee, they have the wing bars and I think I can make out a partial eye ring.
3. May 19th, another fire road walk different direction from our walk the day before. The Indigo Bunting was singing loudly from a nearby tree top, American Goldfinches were pecking at something on a pine tree and a few Yellow-rumped Warblers..
4. Is this a Magnolia Warbler or a Yellow-rumped Warbler. This bird has a broken eye-ring, yellow on the sides with white underparts and black streaks.
Edit: thanks to Sondra and Ken for confirming my Magnolia Warbler.
5. Along the fire road I found a few Magnolia Warblers. A few were chasing each other around the trees and bushes. I do believe they are breeders in my area.
6. May 20th, another local walk with the dogs. We have lots of fire roads here that wind through the Prettyboy Reservoir Watershed and our neighborhood. This walk is one of my favorites, I usually always see birds in this area. The Slider Turtles were lined up on a log, a Chipping Sparrow and a Red-eyed Vireo were also seen on this walk.
7. We saw two Spotted Sandpipers in an area where a creek goes into the reservoir.
8. May 20th, I've been hearing and seeing the Pileated Woodpeckers in our yard. They have plenty of wood piles to peck away.
9. May 21st, another walk with the dogs on the fire road, the Pink Lady Slippers were still blooming nicely and hubby and I found a Box Turtle next to the trail.
10. May 22nd, a walk on my favorite fire road to the lake, The grand dogs will miss these walks, we are still waiting to hear when my son's home will be finished. I was happy to find a Baltimore Oriole nest in this area and a pretty male spotted in the tree tops above our heads.
11. May 22nd, the male Baltimore Oriole. The male Baltimore Oriole has a black head, orange and black wing and orange rump and underparts.
I hope you enjoyed my photos, the grand-dogs, the birds and a few critters.
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