Sunday, March 29, 2015

Serene Scenery Sunday

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie, here with Serene Scenery Sunday.  This week, it's all about the birds.  Often, we share with you the photos Mom takes while we're out at Tuttle Creek State Park, but today we thought we'd show you some of our neighborhood birds!

Sometimes, we do a little birding while we're out on our walks.  We were near the Kansas Ocean the other morning, when Mom got all excited.  Dad lent her his camera and she ran down a bit closer to the water to snap this shot:

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Ring-Necked Ducks, female and male

Ring-Necked Ducks! Right on the Kansas Ocean! Mom had never seen any there before, so she was all kinds of excited!  There were three in total.  One was diving for algae when Mom took that shot.

We also saw this little Killdeer bopping along:

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"Are you following me?"

They are one of Mom's favorite birds, so we were very happy to see them while we were out walking!

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Maggie and me.  Discussing our birding adventures.
Or talking smack.
You decide.

We also do a lot of birding right out in front of our house! Maggie and I like to help; we people-watch while Mom shoots birds. With the camera. Shoots them with the camera. Here's Maggie:

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"Mags!  I see birdies!"
"Whatever, Mom.  The guy across the street is practicing disc golf.  OOH!  Good shot!"

And here is one of the birdies Mom saw:

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Common Grackle, looking mighty fine in the sun!

I like to go out front to bird, too. Here I am, helping:

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Me.  In birding mode.  Or perhaps keeping an eye on the people up in the cul-de-sac.

Our neighbors' tree has been loaded with Cedar Waxwings lately! They come in to eat all of the fruits.

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"Are YOU looking at ME?!?"

Mom loved this guy's pose:

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Cedar Waxwing, rocking the head tilt AND tossing in a raised eyebrow!

We also do some birding off the back deck. This dove was posing for Mom yesterday:

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Eurasian Collared Dove

Not wanting to be shown up by a bird, Maggie and I struck a pose, too!

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Maggie and me

I won't go into who did the better job posing, but Maggie and I got to split a treat after ours. You can draw your own conclusions!

Anyway, I hope our birdie pictures helped add a little serenity to your day! Have a wonderful Sunday!

Cammie!

10 comments:

  1. ROBINS???? Have your ROBINS returned yet??? Ours FINALLY arrived this week... WE love to Bird Watch... Thanks fur showing us YOURS...

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  2. Beautiful birdies, girls! You have lots that we don't have here! We've never seen a cedar waxwing. Very pretty!!

    -Ruby and Otto

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  3. Loving the Cedar Waxwing, what a cute fellow. Have a serene and easy Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  4. What beautiful birdies, those duck are so pretty
    I finks that Mr Dove has been visiting my garden as well
    Of course yous did the best pictures, worth a whole treats each !
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  5. We love birdies but I do end to chase them. We don;t have as many different types of birdies around here.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  6. oh, bird watching is one of our fav'rite pastimes! thanks for sharing the pics of your neighbor birds, Cammie. The waxwing sure is beautiful; and nice posing all around - birds and pups alike :) have a great week ahead!

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie

    pee ess: we say talking smack, hee hee!

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  7. I particularly love the "are you looking at me" and the one with the pose that you love, and of course, your babies! Have to ask...."Kansas OCEAN??!!"

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  8. What beautiful birdie photos! Our mom just adores those cedar waxwings!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  9. Split a treat???? With a pose like that, you both should have been rewarded double!!!

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

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  10. Those are pretty birdies, except that grackle made us hiss. They're a BIG pest problem down here!

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