Saturday, December 16, 2017

Saturday's Critters # 209

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!

If you love critters 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 sharing various birds, like the  Brown Pelican, Great Egrets, Snowy Egret and a Great Blue Heron seen during our Sunset Beach visit back in November. These were all seen in a little park called Sunset Beach Park, it had a little trail and some fishing piers we could walk out on.

Brown Pelican resting on a dock. Snooze time, it was a chilly morning too.


A Snowy Egret on the hunt for food.


Three's a crowd, Great Egrets.


The Great Egrets and a Great Blue Heron.


I always enjoy seeing the egrets and herons.


I hope you enjoyed my post and photos.





I appreciate and thank everyone who links up their post and thanks in advance for all the wonderful comments!



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Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-BirdinThanks to the gracious host: Anni.

Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Around the yard

Happy Thankful Thursday!
I am sharing some of my yard bird and skies shots taking from my deck or my dining room window. On November 18th we saw a beautiful sunrise from our deck, the low laying clouds all turned a pretty pink. 




November 18th, I enjoyed watching the Carolina Wren and a Dark-eyed Junco from my window.








November 19th a Dark-eyed Junco


A pretty sky on November 19th



On November 23, the male Downy Woodpecker was seen on my deck railing.






November 24th I think this American Robin was trying to eat some of the Pokeberries.






November 24th, my morning bird watching from my window I was able to see the American Robin, a female Downy Woodpecker and some Blue Jays.



November 24th, I enjoyed several Blue Jays on the deck railing.




The waxing crescent moon on November 24th 




I am thankful I live in an area where I can see various species of birds visiting my backyard.  
I am thankful for my camera (Canon SX40)  with it's awesome optical and digital zoom. It is getting old, I hope it hangs in there. 
I am always thankful for your visits and your comments.


Thank you Michelle for hosting. Thankful Thursday
Thank you to the hosts of   Skywatch Friday


Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comments. Have a happy day!

Monday, December 11, 2017

North Point State Park


Happy Monday,

On Nov 16th hubby and I went on a wild goose chase, really it was a chance to see the Snow Buntings in Baltimore County at the North Point State Park.  We have been to this park often  here is my link to some  previous visits to North Point State Park.  I dipped on seeing the Snow Buntings, they must have left over night.  At least I did not travel far and we were able to take a nice walk in the park. Here are some birds and scenery we saw during our park visit.

A pretty Song Sparrow


 Common Mergansers in the Chesapeake Bay



A reflection of the sky on the marsh!


I think this is a Black Rat Snake, we saw a few snakes out on this day.





The Black Marsh Trail


A large ship out in the Chesapeake Bay,  in the background you can see the twin spans of the Chesapeake Bay Bridges.



The Snow Bunting were seen  on the rocks along this pier. The only birds we saw were the Song Sparrows, Common Mergansers and some gulls way out in the bay.


A view of the picnic tables and park and the bay.




As always I thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

My list of memes for today, I hope to see you there. Thanks to both of the host below.


Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to the hosting team of Our World Tuesday!
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Saturday's Critters # 208

Welcome to Saturday's Critters!

If you love critters 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!

These are some photos from our latest walk on the Susquehanna River trail. I was hoping to see the Bald Eagles below the dam but the only way to get in was to take a shuttle. The parking lot was full and they let cars in when someone leaves. Hubby and I decided not to wait, neither of us likes crowds of people so we took a walk further downstream.

 On the way to the river and trail we came across this large flock of Common Grackles. They are on the fields on both sides of the road. Some took off and flew across in front of my car.









I believe these are the American Black Ducks.


Cedar Waxwings, view of the river, Bald Eagle, Mallard Duck and a view of the river and bridge.






We saw a small flock of Cedar Waxwings at the beginning of the trail.


I hope you enjoyed my post and photos.



I appreciate and thank everyone who links up their post and for all the wonderful comments! 



Here is a list of my linky parties;
Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-BirdinThanks to the gracious host: Anni.

Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Sunset Beach, Part III

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Today is my son's 25th birthday, Happy Birthday Brian. I am sharing some more images from our weeks visit to Sunset Beach. We walked on the beach every day, seeing birds, dolphins and a beautiful sunset. I hope you enjoy my photos, who doesn't enjoy the beach.


A group of Brown Pelicans flying over the Atlantic Ocean.



The Northern Gannet looks like a gull, they are mostly white and have black wing tips. They dive head first into the ocean for their meals. 



It is not often I see Bald Eagles on the beach but here they are, I think the Mrs is telling the Mr to go after her dinner.


A few Semipalmated Plovers on Sunset Beach.


We were always looking for shells and sand dollars. We found this live Sand Dollar mixed in some sea weed on the beach. We put it back down in the surf after taking a few photos. You can tell it was alive with the dark color and  fuzzy hairs or feet.



Sunset @ Sunset Beach North Carolina. The beach had a lot of Sanderlings  and Plovers.


The sunset on Sunset Beach.. I do not know of many places on the Atlantic Ocean you can see a beautiful sunset, this is the place.




I am thankful for my hubby, son and my family. 
I was thankful to stay a week at my sister's home while she and my BIL went to Bermuda. 
I am always thankful for your visits and your comments. 


Thank you Michelle for hosting. Thankful Thursday
Thank you to the hosts of   Skywatch Friday


Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comments on my previous post. Have a happy day!

Saturday's Critters # 209

Welcome to Saturday's Critters! If you love critters like I do and also like to blog about them and take critter photos this is where...