Saturday, April 22, 2017

Saturday's Critters #175

Saturday's Critters #175

Happy Saturday, it's time to share your critters and post. Any kind of critter will do, even a new or old post.. I appreciate everyone who is linking in with this week's critter party.

Finally, we had some nice sunny weather. I have some birds and critters to share from home in Maryland. A few backyard birds in a mosaic and some scenes and critters from a walk at the local Hashawha Nature Center Park. 

Below are my yard birds: Red-Bellied Woodpecker, Cardinals, Blue Jay, Downy Woodpecker, Great Blue Heron near nest, Junco, White-throated Sparrow and a Tufted Titmouse. I included a pretty blue sky, some berries and my daffies.

The female Red-bellied Woodpeckers comes for a visit or a peanut.

I have seen as many as 6-8 Great Blue Herons flying around our neighborhood landing in the trees and their nest.

 The mosaic below is from our walk at the Hashawha Nature Center. They have a raptor center with rescued birds like the Barred Owl, Kestrel, Red-tailed Hawks and a Bald Eagle.  Near the lake we saw the Canada Goose, Cardinal, turtles, Tree Swallow, Song Sparrows and a Chipping Sparrow.

On the Nature Center property is the barn and silo. I thought it would be a good shot for Tom's Barn Collective.

A cute Slider turtle.

As always thanks for the visits and the nice comments. I also thank everyone who is linking up and sharing their critters.. Happy Saturday, have a great weekend!

To see more beautiful birds and cute critters, check out these two memes below.

Also visit:  I'd-Rather-B-BirdinThanks to the gracious host: Anni.  Also check out Camera Critters. Thanks to Misty for hosting this fun meme.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Flagler Beach and Matanzas Inlet


We managed a couple over overnight trips while in Florida, on this trip we were near St. Augustine, Crescent Beach and Flagler beaches all on Florida's East coast. I captured some sunrises, lots of shorebirds and beach scenes during our visit.

Happy Earth Day! 

Brown Pelican flying low over the ocean.

A pretty Collie dog seen on the beach.

Coquina rock formations.

Lots of Black Skimmers.

 A huge flock of gulls and black skimmers on the beach at Matanzas Inlet.

Video of shorebirds at Matanzas Inlet, Florida. 

" Wake up each day and be thankful for life."

My list of thankful things:
I am thankful for each sunrise and for each and every day.
I am thankful for friendly dogs.
I am thankful for a long walk on a beach.

Thank you for your visit and comments on my post. Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

Thanks to Michelle for the meme Thankful Thursday

Thank you to Sylvia, Yogi and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.
I am also linking up to Skywatch Friday, I hope to see you there.