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River walk

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I am linking up with Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday .

June 30, 2013

It will be nice to see you join in on our fun this week at Mosaic Monday and to have a look into your world.

Since Google reader is being retired, have you chosen a new method for following your favorite blogs? I linked up to bloglovin and you can find my link in the top right hand corner of my blog.

These photos are some scenes from our walk last weekend at the Susquehanna State Park here in Maryland.  The trail is called the Susquehanna Heritage Greenway trail. Also, some shots of my backyard blooms and birds. 

Above the is trail we hiked on at the park, the Deer Creek which empties into the Susquehanna River. I noticed some of the pretty wild tiger daylilies blooming along the creek, along the trail is an old flint furnace.



At the river, I was able to catch a few of the Eastern Pondhawk dragonflies. The Susquehanna River must be an great place for fishing on the way home I saw this field of daylilies.



Thi…

Everglades National Park

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June 29, 2013

I am linking up Camera Critters and I'd-Rather-b-birdin I hope you will join in on the fun and share your critters and birds.

I enjoyed my Florida vacation so much I have to share some more birds and critters, these are all from the Everglades National Park. We saw a nice variety of birds in the Everglades. On this day we were near the Flamingo Visitor Center.



Osprey's were a common sight in the Everglades National Park


 Blue-winged Teal couple.


 Walk this way...Alligator on the visitor center parking lot . Most of the gators we saw in Florida were laying in the water, this was the first one we saw walking. I am glad he was walking away from us!


Above are two alligators with a turtle nearby.



This was my first time seeing both the Brown Pelican and the White Pelican together. Above, I see six White Pelicans and two Brown Pelicans.


One of the many White Pelicans we saw in Florida.


The American Crocodile we sighted in the Everglades National Park. The Crocodile h…

Birds, Blooms & the sky

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I am linking up with NF Winged   and  Skywatch Friday

June 26, 2013

Another week flying by, its time for sharing your birds on NF Winged and to share your skies on Skywatch Friday.  I hope to see you all there.


Tufted Titmouse with a dried Meal Worm. I am see lots of baby birds lately. The Tufted Titmouse fledglings are fun to watch and they make the sweetest sounds.



A couple of Chipping Sparrows, the fledglings are being seen all over my yard lately. They are so cute.


LOL, my yardbirds and I are excited about our blueberry crop. I have two blueberry bushes that are full of berries. I am hoping I can get to pick some ripe berries before the birds get them.


The Lantana on our deck is looking pretty. I chose Lantana after reading that this flower attracts the butterflies and hummingbirds.



 The Scarlet Tanager singing in the tree across from my driveway.


On this day hubby went off into the woods with Goldie Girl and my camera. He came back with some great sunset photos and moon shots.



Neighborhood Breeding Birds II

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I am linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

This is my second post on my neighborhood breeding birds, the first post Neighborhood-breeding-birds included the Northern Parula, Scarlet Tanager, Great Crested Flycatcher and the Indigo Bunting.

I have three more birds that are breeding birds in my neighborhood. They are the Pine Warbler, the Ovenbird and the Acadian Flycatcher. I have seen the Pine Warbler visit my yard and feeders many times over the years.



Above the Pine Warbler in my weeping cherry tree. The Pine Warbler is a regular in my yard, here is a post I did back in Jan 2013 that included a Pine Warbler visiting in the winter  Happy-New-Year 2013


This is the male Pine Warbler.



The Pine Warbler has a pretty song.


I have shots showing the front and above a nice shot of the side of the Pine Warbler.


This is one of my previous post that included the Ovenbird Happy Earth day


 The Ovenbird shots were taken on a wet morning, while out walking I could hear the Ovenbird…

Sunday walk, June 23

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I am linking up with Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday .
It will be nice to see you join in on our fun this week at Mosaic Monday and to have a look into your world.

June 23, 2013

This morning I woke hubby up early to take a walk before it got too hot and humid. We drove around the lake so we could walk on a trail that goes right up to our lake. So these are some shots from our walk and a few shots from an early morning walk around my yard.


 I was awake early enough to see the super moon setting, looked pretty thru the trees, a little pink clouds during the sunrise, and Goldie Girl at the lake.

Along the trail, I could hear the Hooded Warblers and lots of Northern Parulas and Ovenbirds. None of which I could get photos of but, they were still nice to see and hear.

Some more scenes from our walk on the trail and lake.  I believe the Cardinal is a juvenile.


The fireroad or trail, it is lush and green and a beautiful place for a morning walk.



Back in my yard, the spirea, some cle…

York Rookery, June 16

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June 22, 2013

Happy Summer!!

I am linking up Camera Critters and I'd-Rather-b-birdin I hope you will join in on the fun and share your critters and birds.

Last weekend hubby and I made a second visit to the York, Pa rookery. We saw the chicks of the Black Crowned Night Herons and the Great Egrets.


A Great Egret with at least two chicks.


A Black Crowned Night Heron



A Black Crowned Night Heron Chick


I think this large group of Mallard Ducks were just fed by someone walking by.


A large group of Canada Geese were also treated to some goodies.


Another cute Egret chick!


This cute bunny was running around on the grass beneath the pine trees where the herons and egrets are nesting.


I watched the bunny for a while, it came close to my feet and started rolling in the dirt. It was so cute.


I loved seeing the herons and the egrets but the bunny stole the show for me. It was adorable. I hope you enjoyed  my visit to the rookery and my cute critter.

I notice other bloggers sharing some of the…

Around the yard_ June 20

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I am linking up with NF Winged   and  Skywatch Friday

June 20, 2013

Wow, another week has rolled on by and the days seem to go by faster and faster. I am sharing some scenes from around the yard and one sunset view from our lake. I have both sky shots for Skywatch Friday and some photos of my yardbirds for NF Winged.


This was one of my early morning sunrises on the way to work. The fog was turning colors from the sunrise.


The Gray Catbird is one of my frequent visitors. It likes the meal worms, sunflowers seeds and I think it likes the grape jelly.


One of my favorite visitors is the Downy Woodpeckers. I have a couple that visit my suet feeders.


The Carolina Chickadees are always fun to watch, I believe their babies have fledged. And they are bouncing all around the yard.


I think this Goldfinch has misplaced its comb.


This moon shot was taken on June 14 at 7:14PM , it is called the Waxing Crescent.


The shot above was courtesy of my hubby, a view of our lake at sunset.  Have you en…