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Florida skies

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Linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences  

For this week's Good Fence and Skywatch Friday memes I am sharing more birds, skies and fences from Florida's east coast..Most of the photos were taken at the Cape Canaveral Seashore..



The Moon on the morning of March 17th during our Florida trip.


A pelican sky on Florida east coast..


Fences at the beach, a beautiful day on Florida's east coast..


A Red Shouldered Hawk and a Cormorant with another pretty Florida sky.


A Florida sky with any angry Bald Eagle and mate..


A Florida Osprey sky...


A Florida sky with some airplanes..


Don't you just love the pretty blues? The water and sky just a lovely sight..I wish I could enjoy this sight everyday.... I hope you enjoyed this series of skies, fences and birds...I just can not do a post without my birds, lol!

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Purple Finch

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Linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

For this week's wild bird I am sharing the Purple Finch..It is not often I see the pretty Purple Finches on my deck..It is during the migrating season they stop by my feeders to fill up..

Edit: I just wanted to say I am very sad about what is happening in my hometown of Baltimore. I wish  peace for all... especially the Policemen and Firemen who put their lives in danger..I do have to say I wish parents were more in control of their children..


The Male Purple Finch is a pretty raspberry color and you can his white eye brow..






Seeing the white-eye brow is a great id mark..and tell tale sign for the female Purple Finch.. they can be confused with the House Finch..

 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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Viera Wetlands, Florida

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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  and check out some of the participating posts.

On March 17th we visited the Viera Wetlands, nearest city is Viera in Brevard County, Florida.   We drove down from our hotel near Merritt Island. This is another birding hotspot to visit while in Florida. Before leaving home I checked out the Florida Birding Trail  map for all the great birding spots around the areas we were visiting..It is a great source of information..  I was really happy with the birds we saw, below is a mosaic with just some of the birds we saw during our visit.


Top row starting from the left is a Sora, American Bittern and a Pied-bill Grebe.
Middle row is the American Bittern again, an alligator, Sandhill Crane.
Bottom row, a Tricolored Heron,  Limpkin and a White Ibis.


A look at one of the pond areas at the Viera Wetlands..You can bird by car, foot or bicycle. Birding by ca…

Saturday's Critters #71

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Saturday's Critters #71
Happy weekend, everyone!  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 at the end of sharing our visit and photos from the Merritt Island NWR, here are some more birds and a dolphin seen on the bay side at the Canaveral National Seashore..Do not be disappointed though I still have lots more Florida photos to share, lol!


An American Kestrel seen at the Merritt Island NWR.


A male Belted Kingfisher, sorry the branches were hanging down.. It still looks cute!



We walked to the bayside at the Canaveral National Seashore and just in time to see this dolphin swimming close to the shore..




A Willet on the beach at the Canaveral National Seashore..I hope you enjoyed this series of birds and th…

York, PA Rookery

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Linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences  

For this week's Good Fence and Skywatch Friday memes I am sharing our visit to the York, Pennsylvania Heron and Egret rookery.. This may have been our earliest visit to the rookery. It was on April 1st, still a little chill in the early morning. But, the sky was a pretty blue with some white puffy clouds..a nice day to be outdoors. We only saw two of the Black Crowned Night Herons, a couple Great Egrets on their nest and lots of ducks.


Above the pretty sky.. We walked the loop around the lake, checking for the heron and egret nests along the way. The ducks and geese are used to being fed, they ran up to us as we walked toward the lake.



Above is the Black Crowned Night Heron at the York Pa rookery.


A view of the lake and the tallest trees in the distance hold the Night Heron and Egret rookery..A distant view of the fence on the right and a pretty sky.


A couple of Great Egrets on their nest..


A pretty view of the sky and lake..and …

Pine Warbler

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Linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

For this week's wild bird I am sharing my backyard Pine Warbler.  Some times I see these warblers year round and lately these two....a male and female or maybe it is a 1st yr male..it has more yellow than I thought the females. They have been showing up at my suet feeders.. They love the little peanut suet balls..






It took a while to see both the male and female ( or could it be a juvie) close to each other..


I captured both the male and female taking flight at the same time. The cardinal does not have a clue, the warblers are behind him..

.. 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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More from Merritt Island NWR

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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  and check out some of the participating posts.

I am sharing more from our Florida trip and our visit to the Merritt Island NWR..We had great timing while visiting the wildlife refuge. Amazing numbers of White Pelcians, Roseate Spoonbills and all the Egrets..


More birds from Merritt Island NWR..the Wood Stork, Osprey, Glossy Ibis, Little Blue Heron and the Blue-winged Teal ducks..


I could not get over seeing all these White Pelicans, Roseate Spoonbills, Ibis and Egrets in this one spot.. There was a feeding frenzy, small little fish were being gobbled up.


Above Yellowlegs (possibly the Lesser) Green Heron, I think this is the Boat-tailed Grackle and the American Coot.


I love the Rosette Spoonbill on the left middle..giving the Egret a nice hard time.


Brown Pelican, DC Cormorant, White Pelicans, Spoonbills, Ibis & Egrets.



My Youtube video of …

Saturday's Critters #70

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Saturday's Critters #70
Happy weekend, everyone!  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.

Merritt island National Wildlife Refuge was one of my favorite places to visit during our Florida trip..We saw so many birds and critters..I am still overwhelmed with all the photos I took..


I love the cute Grebes! This is the Pied-bill Grebe.


I am sure someone could come up with a cute caption for this Green Heron shot.


I see whiskers..do you?  The Manatee is known as a Sea Cow. This canal is a busy place but still part of the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge.
The Manatees seemed at peace with some fishermen and  boats.


Above you can see the Manatees swimming in the Haulover Canal near the overlook. We saw twenty or mor…

Easter & more

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Linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences  


I am so happy it is Spring, though I wish it would not fly by too quickly. I am sharing some sky shots and fences on this post..These are various shots from a few days before Easter and on Easter Sunday.  Hubby and I visited another birdie spot called Oxbow Lake in Laurel, Maryland.



Riding down my street I noticed we have a new baby in the neighborhood..Foal is resting...So cute! A fence shot for my Good Fence entry..


Speaking of babies, Baby Neill is growing so quickly.  Neill will be two in October.. He is not a baby any more..Above he is being pushed on his new bike..a gift from his granny..my sister. Am I bad, I love calling my sister granny.. Just teasing, my sister loves being a granny and we all love Baby Neill. A great fence shot, right?


Easter dinner was at my sister's place, it was a nice day for Neill to play outside..


Our birdie spot..Oxbow Lake in Laurel Maryland..It was another pretty day and sky..I was on a Snipe h…