Monday, August 14, 2017

Killdeer


Happy Monday everyone!


I am sharing the cute Killdeer for this week's wild bird post. It is a medium sized plover. They are considered shore birds but can live far from the water. It is named after it's shrill wailing call.



The Killdeer have a brown back and wings with a white belly. Their bill is short, black and thick.
They have a round head and flesh colored legs. They forage for food in fields and mudflats, they eat insects.




They can nest on dry gravel with little or no vegetation around.


The Plovers are some of my favorite birds, these Killdeer's have the sweetest faces. You just have to love them, lol.   I hope you enjoyed my photos and post.


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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 Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Saturday's Critters #191

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 some critters from our last visit to Shenandoah Nat'l Park and Skyline Drive. It is a favorite place for a daytrip,  we enjoy hiking on the trails and just riding on the Skyline Drive.

I have to admit, seeing the black bears at this park is a thrill. This black bear below looked kind of young and skinny. I hope it survives.


On the Limberlost Trail I watched these two Hairy Woodpeckers pecking at the same tree. The Hairy Woodpeckers look like the Downy Woodpecker only bigger in size. Their bill is larger in size too. It is hard getting a clear shot of one moving woodpecker much less two woodpeckers. Their heads are always pecking into the trees, lol.


I believe this is the Field Sparrow below, if not I would appreciate the id help. It was seen at the Big Meadows, Shenandoah. The Field Sparrow has a pink bill.


Also on our Big Meadows walk we saw lots of Swallows, I believe these are the Barn Swallows.





The Big Meadows is an awesome spot in the park for a walk. We saw lots of butterflies and birds. I think this is the Wood Nymph Butterfly. Edited my butterfly id thanks to Karolina.








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Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!