Saturday, September 21, 2019

"Happiness"


I talked about good mental health in my last post. And I appreciate the positive comments so many of you left! I consider myself a very happy person. I know I'm blessed and I have a positive outlook on life. That of course does not mean I am immune to problems. But I'll focus on 'happiness' today!


Let's walk up the hill and see what we see on Bluebird of Happiness Hill on the Florida trails.



A juvenile on the same hike. 


 I've been seeing so many juveniles this summer and this Eastern Bluebird acts like a juvenile but look at his color!


And I didn't even notice the female when I took this photo. The bright blue stood out so much.



 I am still seeing lots of Red-headed Woodpeckers in this same area.


They sure are beautiful to see.


But if you want something to worry about! 


Maybe we should be concerned about swallowing this big seed WHOLE! heehee!


And then around the bend, this other bird was perched overhead.


Always something to worry about! 

Hope your weekend is filled with happiness!

I’m joining Saturday’s critters HERE 
     and I’d Rather B Birdin’.

38 comments:

Tom said...

...those Bluebirds helped my mental health, thanks a bunch.

Mary K.- The Boondocks Blog said...

I understand about being a happy person and still having those bad days. Love your shots of the birds.

Sandy said...

I love that you saw a pair of bluebirds. Bluebirds of happiness for sure. I think woodpeckers are quite pretty too.

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Two of my favorite birds are the Blue birds and the Red-headed Woodpeckers.
Great sightings and photos. It is good to think positive and try not to worry. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day. Wishing you a great weekend!

Vee said...

It’s not easy to keep our focus on whatsoever is good, true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable...you do a wonderful job of that! The bluebird couple is so sweet.

Arlene @Nanaland said...

Dont let the blue bird of happiness fly up your nose! I think that was a phrase on Laugh In...showing my age aren't I??

Karen Ann said...

Bluebirds are my very favorite - Thankfully we have them in abundance around here, they love the fields.

NanaDiana said...

Those are great photos, Diane. My favorite is of the bird swallowing the berry whole. lol Kind of like me with a chocolate drop. lol
Hope you have a wonderful weekend. We are finally able to get a weekend away. whooo hooooo

carol l mckenna said...

Oh such lovely and creative photos of our feathered friends ~ love the bluebird and the bark on the tree ^_^

Happy Day to You,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Sandra said...

it is amazing how these birds can swallow what they swallow and not choke. the blue birds really do make me feel happy. so cute... beauty is good for our mental health.

SImple and Serene Living said...

You are so lucky to see so many wonderful birds and I am so happy that you share them with us. xo Laura

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Bluebirds and Red-headed Woodpeckers - now there's a sure fire recipe for happiness.

Agnes Agnieszka said...

Nice photos

riitta k said...

It’s a wise thing to focus on happiness! You see wonderful birds during your hikes there! I envy you a bit, wildlife is more quiet in my neighbourhood. Wishing a relaxed weekend.

BeachGypsy said...

Oh, those sweet little bluebirds---they are so incredibly cute, aren't they??!! Love them. I've never seen them here, not sure if they come here??--I will have to research that. My folks had them up North and my Mommy loved them, they fed them, she enjoyed them alot. That shot of the woodpecker with the seed is great!!! We DO HAVE WOODPECKERS here, ha ha ha ha LOL! Some in our trees here. Hope y'all have a great weekend my friend!! Are you going hiking??

Small City Scenes said...

Nice post with a very blue Bluebird.
MB

Susie said...

Don't you love the bluebirds Diane? hey are so pretty. You got some great shots of them. I miss our birds around here. Not as many and the robins seem to have completely flown away. Have not seen one in over a month. Walking is good for your health and helps to clear your mind at times. Blessings to you and Ron, xoxo, Susie

italiafinlandia said...

Your juvenile Blue Jay is very lovely!
Nice to see... also because they do not live in my part of the world.
Have a great weekend!

bill burke said...

Bluebirds are always nice to see. That was a huge berry the bird swallowed. :) Beautiful photos, thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.

Ann said...

The bluebirds are so pretty and so is that woodpecker. Amazing that he can swallow that whole seed like that

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

I enjoyed looking at the pretty photos of the birds Diane. Hope you are enjoying the weekend!

laurie said...

Oh my gosh I have missed your photos,, but I’m back so won’t miss anything now,

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

How wonderful to see so many bluebirds, Diane! I was reading today that they are on the rise in America. Unlike the decline of 3 billion fewer birds since 1970! The red headed woodpecker is a beauty, Diane! We don't see them often here.

Debbie said...

those bluebirds of happiness are really beautiful...funny how the female blended with the tree, i have never noticed that!!

my bluejays can swallow three or more nuts at a time...it must be a bird thing!!

have a very happy sunday!!

Linda said...

I rarely get a chance to photograph a bluebird. Thanks for sharing yours.

Pembrokeshirelass said...

Absolutely gorgeous birds. And doesn’t the femail look so different? She’s got her own sort of prettiness though! Sounds like a really lovely walk! There’s nearly always a sting in the tail tho!?

Mia said...

I llllllllllove birds!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for your BEAUTIFUL photos!!!!!!!

Sami said...

The bluebirds are very cute.
Thanks for popping by my blog :)

Barbara said...

Amazing snapshots here! It's as though the birds wait till they see you coming and then present their best photogenic pose!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That *is* one huge snack that woodpecker is eating all at once. We always tell each other to look alive when we see one of those last birds you show! So far, it has worked...they have not mistaken us for dinner (but we get slower every day). The bluebirds are wonderful.

Black Knight said...

Watching all these nice birds "at work" makes me happy. Thanks for sharing.

Jeanie said...

Someday I'll see a bluebird somewhere other than a blog post. Till then, keep 'em coming!

Aunt Helen said...

Diane, I love your Birds, especially the Bluebirds--they are the "Bluebirds of Happiness". You must be out hiking these days as it is a bit cooler, and we have had nice breezes! Happy Birding! Love, Aunt Helen

NatureFootstep said...

wow. love to see the little blue bird couples :)

Lowcarb team member said...

Doesn't it make you feel good to see those lovely birds :)

All the best Jan

Edna B said...

I love your bird photos. Especially the Bluebirds. I think they are just so beautiful and I don't see many around here. That last awesome bird was the Turkey Vulture. I took some great photos of them while I was in Florida. They really are quite majestic. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.

Red Rose Alley said...

What better bird is there to bring happiness than the BLUEBIRD? Wow, the juvenile is much bluer than the other one. Oh my, look at that BIG seed being swallowed by the Woodpecker hehehe. He's such a funny and delightful bird. : )

~Sheri

EL RINCON DE CHELO said...

Que preciosos pájaros!!!