Sunday, March 31, 2024

Happy Easter!!

Happy Easter!!


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Saturday, March 30, 2024

Saturday's Critters # 537

Welcome to Saturday's Critters! Hello and Happy Saturday!




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To all that celebrate, Happy Easter!  🐰 🐤🌼 🙏






This is a mish-mash of critters and birds seen during our walks in my backyard, on the local fire roads and on the NCR bike trail. 


Outside my front window, the Cardinal and Carolina Wren are taking turns checking out their window reflections. 





The Carolina Wren must have thought the Cardinal was silly for banging on the window. 




The male Cardinal was watching me inside the house. 





I always like checking out the Friendly Farms ponds, on this day we saw a lot of Canada Geese, a pair of Redhead Ducks, Buffleheads, Ring-necked Ducks and possibly Gadwall. 










I believe the Gadwall is almost in the center of the photo below. I see the black tail and the rusty edge on the side feathers.





Back in our yard, I was watching two Pileated Woodpeckers flying from tree to tree, pecking away. 







The Blue Jays are daily visitors to my yard, they arrive on my deck railing squawking loudly and spooking away all the little birds.  






March 3rd, our walk was  on the NCR trail, a beautiful Spring like day and a pretty blue sky.
We met a man walking his two friendly Doodle dogs, the dogs know us now we met them on the trail on a previous walk. The Blue Birds were talking away in a tree top. 




"The Bluebird carries the sky on his back."





Not a critter but this is one of my latest puzzle finished. There are a few gulls flying in this canal city scene. 





I am 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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Monday, March 25, 2024

Happy Monday!

Wishing everyone a great day and a happy new week!



"Sometimes miracles are just good people with kind hearts."




Rick's Cafe, Negril Jamaica Nov 2022


"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." Jimi Hendrix



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

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Saturday, March 23, 2024

Saturday's Critters # 536

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 the last day of our getaway on the way to Bombay Hook NWR, we made a quick stop at the Silver Lake In Rehoboth Delaware. Usually this lake is full of the Canvasback Ducks. I was surprised at the low numbers of ducks on this day.  I checked out my previous years visit to this same lake and the Canvasback duck numbers looked way higher.  I included present and previous pictures in this post. 

The Canvasback Ducks, are large ducks that winter on the coast of the USA. The adult male has red eyes and a redhead, they have bright white sides, wings and back. They have a long sloping forehead and bill. The female has the same bill but has a tan/brown head. 

Feb 10th 2024, the Canvasback Ducks seen on the Silver Lake, Rehoboth Delaware.









Not many birds/ducks are seen this year, where are they?







These are photos from my visit on Feb 7th 2023, just one year ago. You can see the number of ducks was higher during our 2023 visit. 










These are photos of the Canvasback Ducks seen on the Silver Lake Rehoboth Delaware on Feb 13 2018.






On this day there were so many ducks I could not fit them into one photo.  





These are images from my Nov 29th 2013 visit to Silver Lake, Rehoboth Delaware. During this visit In November 2013, we saw more Canada Geese than ducks. The bird and ducks seen in the mosaic below are the American Black Deck, Double-crested Cormorants, Common Loon, Ruddy Duck with a Canvasback, not in a close up view were some American Wigeons. 




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Monday, March 18, 2024

Happy Monday!

Wishing everyone a great day and a happy new week!


"One small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day."





"The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday."


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

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Saturday, March 16, 2024

Saturday's Critters # 535

Welcome to Saturday's Critters! Hello and Happy Saturday!


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These images are from day two of our getaway to Ocean City, we also stopped at the Indian River Inlet in Delaware and a visit to Assateague Island is always a must.  


1. We started off with a pretty sunrise from our Ocean City hotel, our first stop for the day was at the Indian River Inlet in Delaware. We saw lots of Brant Geese, Sanderlings, Long-tailed Ducks, Great Cormorants and there were some surfers out catching the waves. 





2. Also at the Indian River Inlet were some Red-breasted Mergansers with the pretty Long-tailed Ducks.





3. A wind blown Great Blue Heron near the campground at Indian River Inlet. 





4. On the Delaware beach we saw a big flock of Sanderlings.  






5. At the Indian River Inlet we can always see the Long-tailed Ducks, this flock was flying back and forth at the inlet.  




6.  Loon with a crab, seen at the Indian River Inlet.




7. We stopped at the Ocean City Inlet to look for more sea ducks, we saw the Surf Scoter, more Long-tailed Ducks, Sanderlings, Ruddy Turnstones and some Purple Sandpipers.  





8. We saw a Surf Scoter at the Ocean City Inlet. The male has a colorful with a black, white, red and orange bill. 







9. Next we headed to Assateague Island National Seashore. We walked on the Marsh Trail and the Forest trail. We saw more Great Blue Herons and Sanderlings and a flock of Mergansers.  





10. The beach at Assateague Island National Seashore is always a pretty sight. 




11. The Assateague Ponies are always a favorite sight to see. 





I hope you enjoyed day two of our getaway.


I am linking up to Heidrun's Mosaic Monday  I hope you can stop by and visit Heidrun and check out the Mosaic Monday 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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Monday, March 11, 2024

Happy Monday!

Wishing everyone a great day and a happy new week!


"Do what makes your heart happy."





"More smiling, less worrying. More compassion, less judgement. More blessed, less stressed. More love, less hate."


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

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Saturday, March 9, 2024

Saturday's Critters # 534

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!


Feb 8th-10th, hubby and I were on a getaway to Maryland's Eastern shore, we stopped at Blackwater NWR in Cambridge Md and then onto Ocean City, Md for 2 nights. The first images are from Blackwater Wildlife Refuge and the last ones are from the Ocean City Inlet. 


1. At Blackwater, we enjoyed seeing lots of Tundra Swans, Canada Geese, Snow Geese, Northern Pintail and a GB Heron. 




At Blackwater NWR, it is a treat to see the Snow geese, this huge group of Snow Geese was out on the Blackwater River. 






While we sat in our car and watched the Snow Geese, they all flew up, circled around and came back down and landed on the river. They are extremely loud, an Eagle or Hawk must have upset them.











A landscape image of Blackwater, lots of Tundra Swans, Canada Geese and a variety of ducks. 








We did some birdwatching and wave watching at the Ocean City Inlet.  Birds seen below are top row are the Surf Scoter and a Ruddy Turnstone with Sanderlings. Bottom row are male and female Bufflehead with a Red-breasted Merganser.











We had dinner at the Ropewalk restaurant in Ocean City, located on the bay side. A perfect spot to watch the sunset while having dinner. They had some beautiful murals on the walls outside the restaurant. 




The murals are pretty scenes, Maryland fishermen with gulls and another mural of the sea creatures and birds in flight.





I loved this mural with the birds and fish below.




From inside the restaurant we watch the pretty sunset on Ocean City's bay. 





I am linking up to Heidrun's Mosaic Monday  I hope you can stop by and visit Heidrun and check out the Mosaic Monday post. I am also joining Sami with Monday Murals


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