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Virginia Rail

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Linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes and NC Sue Wordless
I hope you can join in and share your wild birds and nature scenes.


For this week's wild bird I am sharing the Virginia Rail. This rail was seen on the same day and same place I saw the King Rail.


The Virginia Rail has a gray face and long bill.


At one time while we were sitting in the blind the Virginia Rail came out and walked over to the blind. It was right under the window when I looked down at it.


On this day we saw maybe four or five rails, some were right next to us as we walked down the trail next to the pond.


I hope you enjoyed my wild bird post and photos. Till next week's wild bird post. Join in and post your birdies and to see more beautiful and wonderful bird and nature photos please visit:

 Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday and Michelle's  Nature Notes and NC Sue Wordless

Thanks to all of our hosts. Michelle for Nature Notes and Stewart of Wild Bird Wednesday and Sue for Wordless Wednes…

Gunpowder River

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I am linking up with   Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday    and NF Trees

They are all 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 some scenes from our walk to the local park and river called Gunpowder River State Park. We went mainly to see the Mountain Laurels in bloom but it was a little early to see all the blooms they were just starting to look pretty.



 The Gunpowder river with some early morning fog, hubby chilling out on a rock, a hummingbird on the nest and a tulip poplar bloom.


While I was standing on one of the rocks at the river I saw a hummingbird flying high above me. I follow the hummer to the treetop and just snapped a photo. I lucked out getting this shot of the hummingbird on the nest. I did not know I got this shot until I looked at this photo on my computer. Can you find the hummingbird?


 For my NF Tree and bush entry I am sharing the Mountain Laurels, some were blooming and some we…

Saturday's Critters #80

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Saturday's Critters #80

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 birds from one of our daytrips to the Delaware Shores and Bombay Hook WNR.


A Blue Grosbeak posed nicely for a couple of seconds. The male has the pretty rusty wingbars.


A group of Short-billed Dowitchers  and a Willet seen at Prime Hook NWR. I am assuming these are the Short-billed and not the Long Billed Dowitchers.


Osprey with it's dinner seen from the road.




A couple of Black Bellied Plovers at Bombay Hook NWR


Here's looking at you kid!


One of the many bunnies we saw on our walk at Prime Hook NWR.


This shot is cute with the bunny and its paw up to his mouth and a look of surprise.

 I hope you enjoyed this post of bir…

Ocean City-Assateague Part 2

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I am linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences
I hope you can join in on the fun and share your fence scenes and pretty skies.

For this week's Good Fence and Skywatch Friday memes I am sharing more from our May trip to Ocean City, Maryland and Assateague Island.



We started our morning with the sunrise from the beach in front of our hotel.


The full moon will be setting, seen from the beach. It was a pretty colored moon.


Beach fence is buried under the sand. As you can see we had the beach to ourselves.


Assateague boardwalk and trail. For Tex's Good Fences, I hope the shot above counts as my fence entry.


I am not positive but I think above are the Royal Terns. I was also thinking they could be the Caspian Terns, but my field guide shows a bit of black on the Caspian bill. One Tern on the left side has a thinner bill.


The trail with a view of the sky and way in the distance is one of the Assateague wild ponies.


A closer view of the pony. On this Anniversary trip we saw th…

White Ibis

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Linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes
I hope you can join in and share your wild birds and nature scenes and NC Sue Wordless

For this week's wild bird I am sharing the White Ibis I saw in Florida.



I love the blue eye and the red face on the breeding adult White Ibis.


The White Ibis is a wading bird found on the southeast coast of the USA. Sometimes they may wander, I believe some have been see along the Mid-Atlantic coast line during the summer months.




Above is the juvie White Ibis showing the brownish feathers.

I hope you enjoyed my wild bird post and photos. Till next week's wild bird post. Join in and post your birdies and to see more beautiful and wonderful bird and nature photos please visit:

 Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday and Michelle's  Nature Notes and NC Sue Wordless

Thanks to all of our hosts. Michelle for Nature Notes and Stewart of Wild Bird Wednesday and Sue for Wordless Wednesday.

  Happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

Shenandoah National Park

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I am linking up with   Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday   and NF Trees  They are all 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 some scenes from a daytrip to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. Our outing included some hiking, birding and driving on the Skyline Drive.  We enjoy going in the spring time to see the young bears and the wildflowers and lots of birds of course.

My mosaic top row: all three are of the Chestnut-sided Warbler. The second row from the left is a Veery, deer and another Chestnut-sided Warbler. Bottom row is the Scarlet Tanager, Indigo Bunting and another Scarlet Tanager.



The Scarlet Tanager was a common bird seen and heard on various trails.





Some more of the wildflowers seen on the Limberlost Trail.


The Chestnut-sided Warbler was see often along the Limberlost Trail.


Seeing a Black Bear along the Skyline Drive is always a treat to me. They have made a come back over the year…

Saturday's Critters #79

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Saturday's Critters #79

Wow, this is my 1,000th post since I started blogging in July 2009.  I thank all my wonderful blogging friends for all their visits and comments over the years.

Happy Father's Day!

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.

These are some birds seen during a visit to the Swan Harbor Farms Park in Havre de Grace Maryland back in April. This is the same place where I saw the King Rail on a previous post.


The Yellow Warbler, you can the red streaks down his breast.



A rusty capped Swamp Sparrow, looks like he wants to come out of my photo.



The Virginia Rail a secretive marsh bird.


And a Glossy Ibis is included in the birds we saw during our visit.


An InLinkz Link-up

Thanks to Tex Theresa…

Ocean City, Maryland

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I am linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences
I hope you can join in on the fun and share your fence scenes and pretty skies.

For this week's Good Fence and Skywatch Friday memes I am sharing some more photos from our Anniversary getaway in early May. A last minute decision we continued our getaway to Ocean City Maryland after we left Chincoteague Island Virginia. That is what is great about being retired we can make last minute trips and getaways. Early May the beaches were fairly empty and we had a choice of hotels to spend the night.


This is the sunrise before leaving Chincoteague Island NWR.


Early morning light with a flock of maybe Dunlin.  I had to do some more birding at Chincoteague Island NWR before we left.


I know this is stretching the fence scene, but if you look closely you can see the wire fence ( just above the Oystercatcher's eye)  at the dune nesting area for the Oystercatchers and the Piping Plovers.


With my great zoom I spotted a cute Piping Plover …