Monday, March 27, 2023

Happy Monday!

 Wishing everyone a great day and a happy new week!


"Keep calm and think of the beach."




"Happiness comes in waves."


Flamingo Beach, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico 2023,


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

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Saturday, March 25, 2023

Saturday's Critters # 484

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!

More from Puerto Vallarta Mexico on March 6th, these images are from a tour of the city area and the Malecon walkway near the waterfront. Below you will see I am sharing some critter statues from Puerto Vallarta. 


1. Mosaic below is from our walk near the waterfront, on the Malecon walkway, the various sculptures and the nearby Cathedral. 




2. The sculpture of the rider on the Seahorse.





3. I love this dolphin sculpture. 





4. Tropical Kingbirds are seen all over the place. 





5. Brown Pelicans are another common bird we saw in Puerto Vallarta. 





6. A horse was outside a Coffee Factory we visited. 





7. The dog was hanging around outside too. 





8. Along with all the sculptures on the Malecon, we found these Rocking Horses. 




Our guide and tour was through Puerto Vallarta Discovery, he was a great guide and I was happy to hear that he and his wife and her family have land and built nest boxes set high in trees to help the Military Macaws. 

"It's never too late to start birding."

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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! Also, I am also linking up to Heidrun's Mosaic Monday  I hope you can stop by and visit Heidrun and check out the Mosaic Monday post. 

Monday, March 20, 2023

Happy Monday!

  Wishing everyone a great day and a happy new week!


"Life is short and the world is wide."




Riu Jalisco beach, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico 2023


"Collect moments, not things."


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

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Saturday, March 18, 2023

Saturday's Critters # 483

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 booked this Southwest vacation trip back in early December,  a 5 night 6 day trip to Puerta Vallarta Mexico. I enjoyed birding at our resort for the first couple of days. The first day was a long day traveling, we flew from Baltimore to Phoenix with a short layover than on to Puerto Vallarta. The worst part of this day was sitting on the runway for 45 minutes at Puerta Vallarta waiting for a gate to open so we could unload. 


1. March 5, below are some of the birds seen at our hotel. First row: Great-tailed Grackle, Tropical Kingbird, Yellow-throated Warbler, Orchard Oriole. Second row: Cinnamon-rumped Seedeater, Heermann's Gull, Whimbrel, unknown Sandpiper. Third row: Frigatebirds, Northern Rough-winged Swallows, Rock Pigeon and Snowy Egret.





2. Snowy Egret and a unknown Sandpiper on the beach at the resort.





3. A Whimbrel on the beach at the resort. 





4. Tropical Kingbird, looks pretty with the yellow belly.






5. This couple is the Cinnamon-rumped Seedeater. 






6. Orchard Oriole also seen at the resort. 




7. Yellow-throated Warbler at the resort.





8. Horseback riders on the beach. 





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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! Also, I am also linking up to Heidrun's Mosaic Monday  I hope you can stop by and visit Heidrun and check out the Mosaic Monday post. 

Monday, March 13, 2023

Happy Monday!

 Wishing everyone a great day and a happy new week!"


Aoudad sheep, Bighorn or Barbary Sheep seen near Carlsbad Caverns, Guadalupe Mountains, New Mexico


"The best view comes after the hardest climb."




"May your dreams be larger than mountains and may you have the courage to scale their summits."


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

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Saturday, March 11, 2023

Saturday's Critters # 482

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 trying to stay some what caught up with reports on my outings and posts. Most of my photos are from my neighborhood, our walks on the fire roads and to the lake.  


1. Feb 12th, our walk on the fire road looking down at the reservoir we saw a group of Canada Geese and a Mute Swan.  The Mute Swans are not native to Maryland but they are seen around the state. The Mute Swans are easy to identify with their reddish-orange bill. 





2. A larger look at the Mute Swan, I really had to zoom in for this photo. The fire road I was walking on is on the top of a hill and there are lots of trees in between the fire road and the lake. 





3. Feb 13th, hubby and I took our walk on the fire road that leads to the lake and to a view of the Bald Eagle's nest.  Along the way I found a couple of Brown Creepers, we saw the usual Common Mergansers and Canada Geese. We spotted the first Bald Eagle on the nest as soon as we got to the lake, the second eagle was sitting off in a tree across the lake. Soon both Bald Eagles were sitting in the same tree. 





4. Feb 13th, the Prettyboy Bald Eagles, this pair have been nesting nearby in a tree next to the lake. I like that they have been returning to the nest for years now. 





5. Feb 15th, hubby and I took a ride to where we saw the Golden Eagle . Usually there are ducks near the boat ramp parking lot.  I think the Golden Eagle has left this spot but we saw various ducks and geese.  Below are the Canada Geese, American Wigeons, Redhead Ducks, Ring-necked Ducks and Bufflehead ducks. I was happy to see this group of ducks some what closer for photos.  Maybe someone was there and threw some corn into the water for the ducks to eat. 





6. Below you can see a closer look at the Redhead ducks, the American Wigeon with the green eye patch and the Ring-necked ducks with the white band on their bill.





7. Feb 19th, our walk was on the fire road closer to home. We are seeing the Common Mergansers and Canada Geese and the Ring-necked Ducks during each visit to the lake. The Brown Creepers have been sighted each time too. The Downy Woodpeckers are seen pecking away and we saw a few of the Golden-crowned Kinglets were bouncing around all over the place. 




8. A Brown Creeper seen making it's way up the tree. These birds are brown with white underparts and have a slender decurved bill. 





9. Feb 20th,  another walk on the fire road close to home. We saw and heard the White-breasted Nuthatch, Downy Woodpeckers, Canada Geese and Ring-necked Ducks and a Bald Eagle some what hidden behind some branches. 



10. Feb 20th, I watched this hawk chasing a Mourning Dove away from my yard. It came right back and sat in a tree in our side yard. It was a small hawk, so I will guess a Sharp-shinned Hawk

Update: David who really knows his birds, says this is a Cooper's Hawk.



11. Feb 21st and Feb 24th, Red-shouldered Hawk perched on a dead tree in our yard. The photos look the same but they were taken on different days.



12.  Feb 24th, we watched our grandson Mason while Wyatt went for his check-up. We are always happy to spend time with our grandsons and the grand-dogs Nibbles and Winnie. They all love their Pop-Pop.





I hope you enjoyed my birds and post, I am looking forward to visiting your blog. 


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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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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! Also, I am also linking up to Heidrun's Mosaic Monday  I hope you can stop by and visit Heidrun and check out the Mosaic Monday post. 

Monday, March 6, 2023

Happy Monday!

Wishing everyone a great day and a happy new week!"

Sunset at Bloody Bay, Jamaica

"Nature proves the ending is just as beautiful as the beginning."




"The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams." Oprah


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

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Saturday, March 4, 2023

Saturday's Critters # 481

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!

Sorry, I will be away from my computer and will catch up with my visits and comments as soon as possible. As always thank you for linking up and for your comments! 

Feb 7-8, 2023. I am sharing more photos from our Delaware shore getaway, we stayed one night in Lewes Delaware, just a short drive away from the Cape Henlopen State Park and the Indian River Inlet Park. 


1.  Cape Henlopen Point is where the Delaware Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean.  We watched at least 3 large groups of Snow Geese fly over our heads heading inland to the corn fields. Out in the ocean we could see the Common Loon, Gulls, on the ground near the parking lot I noticed various species like the Song Sparrows, Dark-eyed Juncos and a surprise lifer a Lark Sparrow. Eastern Bluebirds were nearby in a bare tree. 




2.  I enjoyed watching wave after wave of Snow Geese fly over our heads.



2A. More Snow Geese, besides the Snow Geese flying  we saw a huge flock just floating on the water. 





3.  I was just snapping away at some birds eating seeds on the ground, little did I know until later I saw the Lark Sparrow ( top right) a lifer # 504 for me.  I wish I knew at the time, I would have tried for a better photo. The Lark Sparrow has a unique head pattern of red, black and white colors. 






4. I snapped some photos of the birds at the Nature Center feeders. Most of the birds were the male and female House Finches, a few male and female Cardinals, White-throated Sparrow on the ground and a Red-breasted Nuthatch was also coming and going to the feeder. 






5. We walked to the end of the fishing pier at the Cape Henlopen State Park.  Here we could see the Cape May/Lewes Ferry, the Great Black-backed Gull, Ringed Billed Gull, Surf Scoter with Horned Grebe, lots of Double-crested Cormorants, Bufflehead duck and the lighthouse.





6. I am guessing a Horned Grebe with the Surf Scoter.






7. I thought the Double Crested Cormorants hanging out on the old pier pilings was a neat scene. 



  

8. The Great Black-backed Gulls look huge, 30 inches in length. We walked past them perched on the fishing pier, they did not move.







9. At the Indian River Inlet we saw Cormorants, Black Scoter, Common Loon, Long-tailed Ducks, Brant Geese, Surf Scoter and another Loon.  We missed seeing just by a short time a group of Razorbills hanging out at the inlet. 





10.  The Long-tailed Ducks are a favorite of mine, I usually can see them in the winter months along the Mid-Atlantic coast. 




I hope you enjoyed the birds I saw on our little visit to the Delaware shore. 




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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.


If there are any problems with the linky, you can leave your link in the comment section, I will fix it as soon as I can.

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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! Also, I am also linking up to Heidrun's Mosaic Monday  I hope you can stop by and visit Heidrun and check out the Mosaic Monday post. 

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Wishing everyone a great day and a ha ppy new week! "If a flower can flourish in the desert, you can flourish anywhere." Saguaro N...