Saturday, June 25, 2016

MORE BIRDS AT MEADOWLARK GARDENS



Many of my photographs are taken at Meadowlark Gardens lately.  At this time of the year it is a great place to get some exercise that doesn't feel like exercise.  Surrounded by so many wonderful visuals, it is very relaxing and soothing.


The American Robin and Catbird were spotted perched on two of the many benches at the garden.  I also saw a Baltimore Oriole but way too fast for a photograph.  I was thankful that at least I saw him, and the sight made a lovely splash of color as he flew by.  If you are not familiar with them you can see what they look like here.



The catbird stayed around long enough for me to get several photos.  These two were my favorites.



A photo of a Canada Goose near the lake and the children's garden.




Two heads popped up as I approached.  




There was something very tasty in the raised bed of plants.



They also seemed a little calmer today.  I saw very young geese but no nests, and no goslings.  If you missed my experience of two very protective parents, you can read the story here.


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.

34 comments:

  1. What a truly delightful place. Thanks for taking us along.

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  2. This is a fine and lovely catbird picture. Around here, they are so secretive and hard to spot. They do not come out in the open very much. But I hear their calls! Really cute picture of the goose heads!

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  3. Lovely critters! I am glad the parents are no longer hostile to you. A great place to visit.

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  4. I love the robins and the catbird...amazing captures

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  5. It's a few years since I saw an Oriole. Lovely bird. I like your two favourite pictures.

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  6. Great selection of bird images. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  7. very nice pictures of birds. The first one is so cute. And I love the gant in the garden.
    best
    susa

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  8. Hi Denise, super images of the American Robin, much more red than our native Robin, also like the Catbird, well done super images.
    Regards John

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  9. Very nice photos. I have found that catbird are fairly people friendly.

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  10. Good morning, Denise. Beautiful photos of the Robin, Catbird and the Geese. I love to hear all the bird songs while out walking. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend!

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  11. Birds are always hard to capture well but you have done it here.

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  12. i love to walk where i forget i am walking and this place looks perfect for that... pretty little Robin and super shots of the cat bird, i only hear them here... but don't see them....

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  13. The second to last photo is marvelous !!the look hahaha blessings Denise

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  14. This is such a beautiful and soothing place, Denise! I could imagine myself spending a few delightful hours here! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  15. lovely images! especially like the catbird... not a bird I am familiar with!

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  16. The robin looks like he's talking in that first shot. I do like photographing Canada geese- but they do need people to give them a wide berth.

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  17. Catbirds never used to migrate this far north. I saw them at Williamsburg a few times in the 1980s, but never here until recent years. Ditto the Crepe Myrtle. Cold killed it to the ground. No more, we are now in a new garden zone. Robins are wonderful. One of them follows me around outside. He knows when I work outside he can get a fresh bath and a tasty earthworm or two.

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  18. jealous of the catbird. would love to see one.

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  19. Beautiful photos as always I just looked up the Baltimore Oriole and it is a really colourful bird isn't it? XXX Don

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  20. These are wonderful. Love the fat robin. I am going to have to go back and read you past posts. I have been out of commission with workmen here tearing up the dining room and kitchen floors and putting in all new appliances. It has been nightmare. The house is a mess and I do not like disorder. Hope you are OK. Hope I will have more time end week to get on the internet. I thought about you when the vote came down wondering how you felt about it all. genie

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  21. Some of those nice birds did cooperate and let you take a good photo.

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  22. Lets hope those geese are not doing to pre-Thanks Giving seasoning by eating the herbs!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Very funny, Stewart, very funny! I'll be smiling all day!
      Lea

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  23. Dearest Denise; What sweet birds 'American Robin and Catbird' are♬♬♬ As the birds I can find here is limited, always fascinated me to enjoy rare ones form through blog friends♡♡♡
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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  24. Gorgeous photos of birds !!
    Greetings

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  25. Wonderful shots of the birds. I love the american robin redbreast who looks like its singing.

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  26. EXCELLENT! I would like to be there for exercise too...with visuals like these.

    Thanks for adding your link to this for us birders at i' rather b birdin.

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  27. "two heads popped up as I approached." ...as if they were playing peep bo!
    I really like this photo.

    All the best Jan

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  28. Great bird photos!
    Have a great day!
    Lea

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  29. Grey Catbirds are common here but oh so delightful. It's always great hear them announce their presence when I go for a walk.

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