Saturday, June 18, 2016

BIRDS AT MEADOWLARK GARDENS

I saw lots of tree swallows the other day, this one on a nesting box.


This little one was poking its head out of another box.  There are tree swallows and barn swallows in this area, so I am not sure what kind of chick it is.  Either/Or!


After a lovely walk I sat down on a bench to take a sip of the water I had brought along, and the Eastern Kingbird landed in a nearby tree...


and another, or maybe the same one, landed on one of the heron sculptures a little while later.  The beak provided a nice perch.



I am sharing with the following as they become available, with my thanks to our hosts Eileen, Misty, Anni and Stewart for these great memes. To visit other participants you can click on their names.




33 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! The babies poking their heads out! TOO cute! When birds are babies, it is too hard to tell what they are.

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  2. I didn't know there were two kinds of swallow. I live and learn! Loved that last picture, Denise.

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  3. I love the ones poking their heads out of the nest. Well captured. Have a lovely weekend.

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  4. Lindo e belas fotografias.
    Um abraço e bom fim de semana.
    https://andarilharar.blogspot.pt/

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  5. in the first photo, fenced in play area for the young one?

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  6. Oh, they are so cute :))
    Fantastic photos !!
    Have a happy weekend :)

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  7. Hello, Denise. Great shots of the Tree Swallows and chick and the pretty Kingbird. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  8. Yes, the beak of the heron sculpture really did provide a nice perch.
    Lovely photo's

    All the best Jan

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  9. super cool shot of the bird on the beak and that baby peaking out is just adorable, i can see attitude in that little face

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  10. Tree swallows take very easily to nest boxes and are active and fun to watch.

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  11. I love seeing these swallows all summer! I love your great shots of them. That's a good one of one on the beak!
    Happy weekend!

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  12. The fledglings look like the barn swallow babies we had in a nest above our front door. We finally got the nest down and cleaned up all the poop and debris left by the last residents. Not a fan of barn swallows!

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  13. Great captures! They're so cute. I love the chick sticking its head out of the hole.

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  14. How delightful, Denise! I love the name of this place and your photos are beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  15. It seems to be saying peekaboo! 😊

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  16. Fabulous shots, Denise, and how nice that they posed so prettily for you.

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  17. Terrific bird shots! Those houses do come in handy for them.

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  18. Your shots just make me feel good, D

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  19. Beautiful shots of the swallow.

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  20. Precious swallow babies!! ALL your images today are super Denise. So finely detailed.

    And, thanks again, so much, for adding your post link at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

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  21. Those little chicks are so adorable. I have not seen swallows around here unfortunately, although there are Barn Swallows in Georgia. I really liked your photos.

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  22. Dearest Denise; We can see swallows late spring. I LOVE pictures the cute little baby poking its head out(♡^.^♡)

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

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  23. Swallows are such lovely birds as they fly and sit. I love it that you caught one poking his head out the birdhouse entrance!

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  24. Wonderful shots of the tree swallows.

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  25. Cute little chick! I see them fly over the lake, but always too quick for my camera.
    ~

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  26. Love that last shot; so elegant! We have those swallows too and I like their colors.

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  27. Hello Denise!:) The swallow babies are as cute as can be, what adorable captures, and I like the one of the Eastern Kingbird perched on the Heron's beak. Sometimes we see the most amazing things, thank you Denise for sharing these lovely images.:)

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