Saturday, September 22, 2018

Spotted Sandpiper for Camera Critters

Hmmm, the post title might seem misleading  and you are looking for a sandpiper with spots!

but, not so in this case as this is an adult non-breeding  spotted sandpiper.  You are more likely to see the spotted version in the spring during their breeding season.  When their breeding is over with the spots disappear and the spotted sandpiper's appearance looks very much like this bird in the picture.  This is the fall version in our region.
I am linking today to Eileen's Saturday Critters meme which can be found
A very happy first day of Fall to everybody.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

I have been waiting for a Sapsucker to arrive all summer , but one didn't arrive until yesterday!  The red on its throat was not very full and I wonder if it might have been a juvenile?

Saturday, September 15, 2018

A Stray Cat for Saturday Critters

I have named this handsome stray cat that visits in Bird Alley, “Butterfly”, and I’m sure you can understand my naming choice when you look at the pattern on its side. 

Butterfly is fascinated with the action in bird Alley!  His head swivels back and forth as the birds fly from feeder to feeder.  We have never seen any evidence that Butterfly catches or harms any birds. and as he loves watching the birds and  we love watching this handsome cat as he visits often. 
I am linking today to Eileen's Saturday Critters which can be found at viewingnaturewitheileen
Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

Saturday, September 08, 2018

Anoither great Blue Heron for Saturday Critters.

Earlier this summer I suffered a dearth of Great Blue Heron sighting and lately I seem to be seeing them often!  They are such a

beautiful bird to my mind that I am enjoying finding them often!
Yesterday morning I saw this heron standing in a hunched position on a small island of land in a pond.  It was a foggy morning and I assume that the Heron was waiting and hoping that its breakfast would soon pass by.
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Saturday, September 01, 2018

A duck and a great blue heron for Saturday Critters

At this time of year I go out hoping to find ducks.  I found two yesterday and so intent was I on getting their pictures that I failed to see the Great blue Heron standing behind it!  Only as the duck

was swimming across the water reflection of the Great Blue Heron did I see it standing there! I was sitting in my car on the road with my window down and I was only focused on getting the duck picture.  Go figure! I was so very pleased to see the heron as I have seen so few this summer.  I had seen two ducks swimming by a small island there in the pond but I had not seen the large Great Blue Heron standing on the island shore there.
I shall go to see if I can find it again today!
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Have a wonderful day everyone on this first day of September. How I appreciate being a retired teacher on days such as this.  Net week /I shall smile and wave asI see the schoolbuses passing by!