Saturday, January 21, 2017

Are these Birthday Birds? Answer at the end!

The weather has been so beautiful lately that I’m taking more neighborhood walks. It’s usually in the 70s at around 4 pm and several of my friends walk then too. A walk with a friend goes SO much faster!

So in between hikes with hubby, I’ve been walking around the neighborhood…which always takes me past the little pond.

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Look at this gorgeous Little Blue Heron that has been here all week!

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There were some clouds in the sky so there’s less glare from the water and you can see his true color.

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What a rich blue!

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And just when I turned to go home, a Red Tailed Hawk flew up into the tree near me.

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So I snapped…

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and snapped…

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until some neighbors pulled up in their golf cart to see what I was looking at.

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Then it flew. But how neat to see where it went and what it was doing. Maybe getting ready to build a nest for babies!

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So are all these birds celebrating their birthday today?

Probably not.

But guess what!

I AM!

So hopefully I’m away from my computer for the day, having a birthday adventure.

I’ll visit you when I get back!

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(and yes that’s me at 2 years old, riding my bike with one leg in the air, always the daredevil!)

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE

and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

37 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you, Diane!!! I hope you have a wonderful, adventurous day! That blue heron is amazing!!! xo Diana

Arlene Grimm said...

Happy Birthday Diane!!

Sandy said...

I love birds. I can never get enough of watching them and the blue heron is pretty, but so is the hawk.
Happy Birthday to you! Have a great one.

podso said...

What a beautiful shade of blue. I'm not sure I've seen a heron that color. What a cute picture of you at the end, probably older than mine, but only because you're a little girl in yours and I was a teenager. Have a happy, happy birthday!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Nice shots. Lucky you, coming across that gorgeous hawk

Susie said...

Diane, Wow, you were so young when you started trick riding. LOL Happy birthday my sweet friend. I did not know your birthday's so close my twins' birthday. I hope you have a fun day . Love the beautiful bird photos. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Happy birthday. So glad you share your walk pics. Love the little blue heron shots. Thanks for sharing your walk. Cute little pic on the trike. I can remember trying things like riding with one leg too.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Happy Birthday Diane! I hope you have a wonderful day! Love the Little Blue Heron and the hawk. I see a cute Grebe too. Great photos.
Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy day and weekend!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Happy Birthday dear Sis!! Enjoy your day and know I'm sending you big hugs! Love the Blue Herons!! Hugs!!!

Cranberry Morning said...

Happy Birthday to you Diane!! Great bird pics and that looks like it must be a wonderful place to walk! Have a great weekend and a yummy birthday cake (sugar free of course). :-)

happyone said...

Happy Birthday. Enjoy your special day.
Great photo of you on the bike.
The blue heron and hawk pictures are fantastic.

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

A big Happy Birthday to you--
and you got some great shots of the blue heron and that hawk--
love all the different views of the hawk--
have fun on your adventure today-
enjoy the moments-di

Linda said...

Happy Birthday to you, Diane!!! Your photos are gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Great birds and very beautiful pictures.
Happy Happy Birthday to you, Diane !!!
Greetings from Poland:)

Gina said...

Happy Birthday Diane! What a cute picture. Is your leg resting on the handlebars? Love the pictures of the hawk and blue heron.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Happy Birthday, Diane! I love seeing your beautiful photos of the birds you view in your area. The blue heron is magnificent! The red tailed hawk is just amazing. We have a pair around here. I always am glad to hear their call to warn the little birds of their approach. I hope your day was full of joy! ♥

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I'm looking forward to reading about your day, please check your email for my card sis.
Blue herons are a fascinating creature to watch unless they're in your backyard snacking on the fish and frogs in the pond. The myth about putting full size replicas (and I have 2 nice iron ones) out by a pond so the real ones won't land is just that - a myth. We always worry about that long sharp beak poking a hole in the rubber liner too.

BeachGypsy said...

Happy happy birthday my friend!! Love that hawk picture---wow he has such an INTENSE stare!! Love the blue bird too!! Hope you had a wonderful and happy birthday!!

Phil Slade said...

Happy Birthday Diane. You gave yourself some lovely gifts with those pictures. The colour of the heron really stands out and my, you got really close to that hawk until the golfer came along. Hope you told them what to do with the club!

Anni said...

How wonderful it would be to have a hawk nesting so near by for you to keep an eye on the family's progress through the season!!

Great photos --- don'tcha just love the minty green legs of the little blue? I do!!

I want to send along my gratitude for your sharing this post with us bird enthusiasts at I'd Rather B Birdin'. Much appreciated!!

Anni said...

....dang. I forgot to wish you a belated happy birthday .... so I am saying it now --- HAPPY BIRTHDAY DIANE!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday. Gorgeous blue heron and hawk photos.

Danice said...

Hoping your birthday was wonderful :)

Lois said...

Happy belated birthday! I hope it was wonderful. I love the little blue heron. I don't get to see them very often, but when I do it is such a treat!

Sam I Am...... said...

Happy Birthday!!!! I hope you are out having the time of your life and I want to hear all about it when you get back! Enjoy!

Cherdecor said...

Happy Birthday! Not everyone has birds come to their party. :) That is the bluest blue heron I have ever seen. They are such beautiful creatures!

Boopnut said...

Have a blessed birthday, and continue to ride with one leg up in the air!

Lowcarb team member said...

Many Happy Birthday Wishes.
Thank you for sharing the photo of you on the bike, you look very happy.

I love the Little Blue Heron, but that Red Tailed Hawk is magnificent!

All the best Jan

Inger said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you had a great day. Your bird pictures are fabulous, love them all. Thanks for your sweet comment. I see we like the same books, by the way.

Carla from The River said...

Happy Birthday! Yippee!
I love the photos. The capture of the Red Tail Hawk is amazing.

Betty Crow said...

Happy Birthday! Jealous of that hawk!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy B-Lated B-Day my dear! I hope you are still out celebrating. Lovely neighborhood walk -- isn't it great to see those "exotic" birds close to home?

Lorrie said...

I've never seen such a beautiful and richly coloured blue heron. It's a stunner! A birthday gift for you! Hope your day was filled with wonderful moments.

NatureFootstep said...

hope you had a great birthday. It certainly started very good :)

Linda H said...

So sorry I missed this post and my wishes are late, but hope you enjoyed a wonderful day, filled with special moments!

A Colorful World said...

Wonderful Birthday Gift sightings, Diane! Great photos!

orchid Miyako said...

Hello, Oh My Happy belated birthday♫♫♫ I really LOVE your sweet and adorable picture when 2 years old(♡^.^♡)
What fantastic pictures of blue heron and Hawk! Your heron sure have Rich Blue☆☆☆
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*