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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Six Words Friday - Drive

A drive in the Kentucky Countryside
And West Virginia parks and preserves
Wonder how many birds we'll see 
Brown Thrasher pecking among the leaves
A new bird for our list
 Cardinals high up in the trees
The bird I most wanted to photograph
On our trip to West Virginia





I don't think deer can read 




Canada Geese - Green Bottom Preservation Area
Nesting  on top a beaver lodge?
"Mall" Mocking bird - atop car roof
In Grayson Lake Stare Park - Kentucky


Mallard - same state park in Kentucky


Eastern Kingbird - another first for us


Eastern Phoebe - small and very charming


Red Winged Blackbird - in West Virginia
A robin hopping on the lawn
Semipalmated Sandpaper - one quick photo - gone
House Sparrow - near West Virginia floodwall
Starling -  looking for a tasty tidbit for 


Flap flap flap - I'm very hungry
Where's my mother?  I need food


 Downy Woodpeckers in the Oak Tree



A fabulous drive in West Virginia
And then over into Kentucky too

New birds for my life list
Brown Thrasher, House Sparrow, Eastern Kingbird
Mocking Bird (called Mopping Bird by
our grandson Ben when he was young
And a cardinal - my prize photographs



19 comments:

Tracey Steele@Breathing English Air said...

Stunning photographs. The cardinal is beautiful, and the eastern kingbird looks very majestic. I like the dainty looking eastern phoebe.. I often hear woodpeckers when I am walking in the woods, but have never managed to see them.

Julie Fukuda said...

Oh,I do love the photos. Cardinal is Ohio's state bird and I miss seeing them. I think I am beginning to forget American birds. I used to be able to identify them by voice. Deer aren't the only animals that can't read. I have a picture of a kingfisher sitting on a "No Fishing" sign with a fish dangling from his beak.

Brandi said...

Wow, a lovely collection of birds! Cardinals are my favorites!

Adrienne said...

What a trip! And all so well described with your six words!! I would like to get more cardinal photos myself....I particularly want one "great" on on a snowy branch...maybe next winter! The birdie calling out for food is my favorite shot! Well done!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great photos of the birds! Glad you got photos of the new ones.

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Hello JoAnn, visiting for the first time from Six Word Fridays. Really swell photos! My favorite is the second starling shot where you can see the turquoise on his back. I especially like starlings for that reason: they look black, but they have those light flecks on them and iridescent feathers. Happy Weekend to you. :)

Small City Scenes said...

What a wonderful trip. So glad you got to see all the new to you birds. I would love to see a Cardinal up close and personal too. MB

J said...

What a collection! I felt like I was right up there in the tree tops! My favorite is the starling. You really captured the glossy sheen!

Kay said...

That was a great drive! I have seen so few cardinals - just once, in spring in southern Arizona. And the eastern kingbird and phoebe are nice additions to your list. I can't say that I've seen those before. Beautiful birds, all...and the deer look healthy and well fed, too!

Lorrie said...

What a wonderful collection of bird photos. The cardinals are so bright and lovely. Too bad we don't have them here in the west.

Rowan said...

What a good collection of bird photos - a few of them are familiar UK birds too but the robin always looks odd to me as it is so different from the British robin. It must have been a very enjoyable drive.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI what a wonderful series of bird photos and my favorite are the Cardinals. A wonderful day out for you. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend.

eileeninmd said...

Congrats on your new birds! What a wonderful variety of birds and photos. Love the Cardinal shots and the cute deer. Thank you for linking up with my critter party. Have a happy weekend!

Naquillity said...

if only i'd known you were coming for a visit... you were about an hour and a half from me when you were in West Virginia and about an hour or less when you were at Grayson State Park. how cool~ i see most of these birds daily and never tire of them because they are so beautiful. so glad you were able to add more sightings to your bird list. isn't it exciting when we see new birds? hope you enjoyed your trip. loved your photos. have a great day~

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful series of photos of nature's gems ~ love how the Cardinal always stands out ~ Great post for SC ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful photos of all the birds. I love the deer. Someone should have told them to keep off the grass. :)

TexWisGirl said...

great additions to your list! love the mockingbirds. haven't seen a brown thrasher since i left wisconsin many years ago. :) sweet deer!

Adam Jones said...

A fantastic set of pictures.

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

JoAnn, what a fabulous trip. All the pictures and the birds are beautiful, but Oh, that Cardinal. I have never seen one..Happy Sunday..Judy