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Saturday's Critters #63

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Saturday's Critters #63

Happy weekend, everyone!  Can you believe it is the end of February already?  I think it is because I have been rushing winter along..I am ready for Spring..

It's Saturday and it's time to share your critters.. Any kind of critter will do, even a new or old post.. I appreciate everyone who has linked up in the past and for those who are linking in on this week's critter party. And of course I always appreciate my blogging friends stopping by just for a visit.

I am sharing some of my yardbirds..the Pine Siskins. They are fun birds to watch at the feeders. They can be super bossy and very stingy.  Sometimes I will see them sharing the feeders..

I guess you have to be a birder in Maryland to appreciate that the Pine Siskin numbers were growing each day.. It could be years before I see them again.. On this feeder above there are above 10.


And at the same time I had about 7-8 Pine Siskins on some feeders near by..



My large feeding station during the…

Hurry Spring!

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Linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences  

I just can not get over how fast time is flying, it is almost the end of February.. I am happy that Spring is almost here.. The Mid-Atlantic states have not been enjoying the early and warm weather that the west coast is having. I wish it was a warm winter here, it has been an awfully cold winter!  I am sharing more scenes from this past weekend and earlier in the week, I hope you enjoy!



A cute snow covered squirrel. And another can you find the Junco shot?  BTW, do you see the fence?


A multi fence shot, with my deck railing, chained link fence and a fence further off. Do you see my neighbor with his snow blower.. He was very nice and helped hubby clean the snow off our driveway..Can you see the snow blowing up and into the woods..


You know me by now, I just have to share some birds on my post, some more colorful Starlings..


My skywatch shot, some neat contrails and the sunset...At least I enjoy the pleasures of skywatching.


A pretty…

Eastern Towhee

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Linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

For this week's Wild Bird I am featuring the Eastern Towhee.  I have been enjoying this pretty male right outside my window which in front of my treadmill. Some people watch TV walking while they are on the treadmill, I watch the birds outside my window..




The male Eastern Towhee is a handsome bird. They have a black head upper body and tail. Rufous sides and white underneath...


I think they are residents in Maryland.. I have seen them all over the state of Maryland and in Shenandoah Nat'l Park, Virginia..


This female Eastern Towhee has the rufous sides and is mostly a brownish color on the back and wings..


The view outside my window while I am walking on my treadmill.. The Eastern Towhee is sharing a meal with the White-throated Sparrows.


Another look outside my window at the Eastern Towhee!


I hope you enjoyed my wild bird post.. Till next week's wild bird post.. I wish you happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

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Let It Snow

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I am linking up with   Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday   They are both fun memes to participate in...I hope you can join in with the fun or check out some of the post.
We had our first big snowfall yesterday. I think there is close to 10 inches or more out there.. During a snowstorm I love watching the birds, they seem to go into a feeding frenzy.. At one time I think I had to have a 100 birds on my deck..and the snow was coming down fast and furious..I just do not seem to do well taking snow photos, the birds look ok though. Now, that the birds have been fed, the snow can disappear.  Come on SPRING!  


The Cardinals are one of my favorite birds to watch, their red colors really pop in the snow..I made this mosaic with my lipstick wearing female..Isn't she pretty?

Another female Cardinal and a Pine Siskin.


We've had this table on our deck for years and hardly ever use it, we have other deck chairs we like.  So the table has become a bird feeder table.. I put seed under the…

Saturday's Critters #62

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Saturday's Critters #61

Happy weekend, everyone!  I am looking forward to Spring, I wish it would come soon...Ok, it's Saturday and it's time to share your critters.. Any kind of critter will do, even a new or old post.. I appreciate everyone who has linked up in the past and for those who are linking in on this week's critter party. And of course I always appreciate my blogging friends just stopping by for a visit.

On the way home from Blackwater NWR we made a quick stop in Cambridge, Maryland  to see the ducks..I shared some of these ducks in an earlier Wild Bird Wednesday post but I wanted to share just how many ducks were in this one spot.. In the winter this is a great place to see all kinds of ducks..  above are the Lesser Scaup..different than the Greater Scaup because they have "bumps" on their heads..


A variety of ducks can be seen..like the Canvasbacks, Scaup and American Wigeons..


I think I see some female mallards too.


Beyond the pier I see some…

Around the Yard_Feb 18

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Linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences  

During these cold winter days I am like a bear and just hibernate. I have not been out of the house, except to go on the deck to fill up the bird feeders and birdbath..So I am sharing some archive fence shots or some sky shots taken from my deck and yard and some from the neighborhood.

I have been having problems with my reading list on blogger.  Some post do not update and then I seem to have had one called Ihsan NR @ Bathroom Design Interior. I do not remember following this blog..and I had the hardest time trying to find a way to unfollow this blog, it was so ANNOYING. This blog had posts  updating every couple of seconds on my reading list.. I finally found a way to unfollow this advertisement blog..If I have unfollowed you, it was by mistake. I was unfollowing any blog I did not recognize which may have been a mistake..


A cold but pretty sky..our temps have been in the single digits and low teens..with the wind chill even below …

Redheads

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Linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

For this weeks wild bird I am sharing two ducks, both with redheads. ..The Redhead duck actually named Redhead and the Canvasback duck.


My mosaic above shows the Redhead duck on the left (far left) and the Canvasback duck on the right..


The Redhead ducks above are a diving duck, they have the red head, black breast, grayish sides, a bluish bill with a black tip and has yellow eyes..The Redhead photo above was taken at Loch Raven Resevoir in Baltimore County, Maryland.


A closer look at the Canvasback with their redheads, red eyes, bright white sides and a black breast. The Canvasback ducks photos were taken a few weeks ago at Cambridge Maryland..


A variety of ducks includes the Canvasback, American Wigeon and Scaup.

I hope you enjoyed my wild bird post.. Till next week's wild bird post.. I wish you happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

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Blackwater Wildlife Refuge

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I am linking up with   Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday   They are both fun memes to participate in...I hope you can join in with the fun or check out some of the post.

These are some photos from our recent daytrip to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Cambridge Maryland.. Hubby and I had a fun time watching the Bald Eagles, Northern Harriers, hundreds of Canada Geese and just seeing the scenery of Maryland's Eastern shore..

A Bald Eagle on an Osprey nest..there is a web cam attached to this nest.

We saw hundreds of Canada Geese, possibly a Red Shouldered Hawk and more Eagles.


A scenic view of the Blackwater NWR from the wildlife drive..


Above is a standoff with a Bald Eagle standing over a dead goose, a Great Blue Heron watching the show and a juvenile Bald Eagle far left and the flock of Canada Geese are the audience.



A few birds in flight...top right is a juvenile Bald Eagle, a Northern Harrier, a Great Blue Heron and bottom left is an adult Bald Eagle..


The Bald Eagle…