Sunday, January 11, 2015

Serene Scenery Sunday

Hello, everyone.  It's me, Cammie.  For this week's Serene Scenery Sunday post, I thought I'd share some photos Mom took this morning out at Tuttle Creek State Park.  Ready to relax?

How about a Bald Eagle to start things off?

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Mom saw three adults and is just thrilled that they've come back to spend the Winter with us!

She also saw a handful of Great Blue Herons. Here is one trying to sneak past another:

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"Just going to skate on past you, Earl..."
"This is my fishing spot, Ned!  Keep it moving."

Someone needs to work on sharing.

Here's one in flight:

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And another one shooting Mom a dirty look.

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"Fine.  I'll pose.  I'm freezing my feet off, but I'll pose.  Happy?"

Moving right along...

Here's a Dark-Eyed Junco:

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And Mom saw a type of bird she'd never seen before! A Red-Shafted Northern Flicker:

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She has seen the Yellow-Shafted ones, just not the red. Mags and I are partial to red. Of course.

There were also lots of Canada Geese around - swimming in the River Pond and the Big Blue River, grazing in the grassy areas, and flying overhead - like these guys:

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What a serene way to spend the morning, don't you think? And do you know what made it even more serene? Take a look:

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Me and Mags at the kayak launch dock!

That's right! Dad and us girls were there, too! The whole family together. Doesn't get much better than that!

I hope you feel nice and serene now! If you'd like to see more photos from our morning at Tuttle, please click here to view our Flickr album.  Have a wonderful Sunday!

Cammie!

10 comments:

  1. At furst we thought that was OUR DAD in the Tree... then we realized it wasn't wearing Camo... BaaaaaWaaaah.

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  2. What a treat to see an eagle! We love when you post pictures of the Great Herons. They're such great birds!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  3. Oh my dag you are so Lucy seeing those Eagles
    Lily & Edward

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  4. Mama is drooling again....we have tons of Junco's on our Birdie TV...the nest in our wintering raspberry bushes and eat the Suet stuff Mama puts our for thm!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  5. Beautiful pictures. It's even better that the whole family got to go along to enjoy the birdies too. We love the heron subtitles. BOL!

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  6. Stunning pictures. I am definitely feeling da serenity.
    Wags,
    Ranger

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  7. Beautiful photos! We have Flickers here too. They come on our deck to eat!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  8. Wow, you saw some amazing birdies! A bald eagle! Incredible!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  9. It must have been a beautiful Sunday!

    Monty and Harlow

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  10. beautiful pictures of all of the birds! the last shot of you pups at the dock is really cool!

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

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