Sunday, February 21, 2016

Serene Scenery Sunday

Hello, everyone.  This week, for Serene Scenery Sunday, we are sharing some of the photos Mom took yesterday out at Tuttle Creek State Park.  Are you ready to go birding?

Let's start out big, with some Bald Eagles! Mom and her friend saw a mating pair - one on the nest:

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There is a good chance he's sitting on some eggs in there!

... and one nearby, guarding and hunting:

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"I think I'll bring home a little sushi for lunch ..."

Needless to say, Mom was beyond serene and into being thrilled; she loves seeing the Bald Eagles!

She also photographed a lot of tiny birds!  Let's take a look at what was in the woods!

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"Did someone say, 'tiny birds'?"

That little Yellow-Rumped Warbler teased Mom for a bit, then struck a lovely pose:

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Yellow-Rumped Warbler

This next bird is quite possibly one of the best camouflaged birds ever - the Brown Creeper!

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Look just off center, to the left!

He was tiny, the color of tree bark, and a good 20 feet away!

This little birdie was playing peek-a-boo!

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"Can't see me ... I'm behind a tree!"

He finally came out from his hiding place, where Mom could ID him as an American Goldfinch and to get a better shot of him!

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"Yeah?  How YOU doin'?" 

Out playing in the thick brush by one of the beaver-made ponds, Mom saw these different sparrows:

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American Tree Sparrow

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Song Sparrow

Finally, down by the river, Mom watched the gulls for a bit.

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Ring-Billed Gull

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Ring-Billed Gull with fish!

Mom had a lovely time. We hope you enjoyed her photos and that they bring some serenity to your Sunday!

Cammie!

10 comments:

  1. Winged Sunday
    I'd be thrilled to if I could get pictures like yours especially the bald eagles.
    We love yellow-rumped warblers mom is eagerly awaiting the return of hummingbirds in April
    Hugs madi your bfff

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  2. Such beautiful pictures of our feathered friends! Those eagle are so very stately! Here back east, the fat robins have arrived....spring is around the corner!

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  3. Lovely birdies! Happy Sunday.

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  4. Pawsome bird pictures! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Lovely.

    Happy Sunday.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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  6. What beautiful birdies! Our mom loves the sweet noises that the Goldfinches make.

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  7. beautiful pictures! we love to see the Bald Eagles since they aren't common around here.

    pip, smidgen, minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto

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  8. Thanks for a beautiful day of birding. We are so jealous of your bald eagles. There is one mating pair in our area but we have only caught a glimpse of them while driving over a bridge near their nest.

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  9. Our Mama just loves when your Mama goes birding :-).
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  10. these are sooooooooooooooo amazing!! I wanted to pin some, but you don't have a way to do that :(
    DakotasDen

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