Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Vacation Travels: The Birds

I love cats, yet I have always been an amateur bird-watcher.  On the stay-cation part of my recent vacation, my friend BG and I traveled all over the area to observe some of Mother Nature's feathered children.

Kensington Metropark allows folks to feed the birds, so we had some sitting right on our fingertips!

Howell Nature Center helps all types of animals with rehabilitation and to teach folks about our furry, feathered and scaly friends.

Lake St. Clair Metropark (formerly Metro Beach) has an owl show, plus much more when you walk the nature center paths.

Here are a few of the photos that I snapped, and please forgive me, Trout Talkin' Tabbies for showing BASS-TERD BURDS on my post today!


Black Capped Chickadee
Kensington Metropark

Female Downy Woodpecker
Kensington Metropark

Something is budding!
Kensington Metropark

Sandhill Cranes
Kensington Metropark

Kestrel
Howell Nature Center

Bald Eagle
Howell Nature Center

Great Horned Owl Mama and owlets 'way
up in the tree bucket
Lake St. Clair Metropark
Male Screech Owl
Lake St. Clair Metropark

Female Screech Owl
Lake St. Clair Metropark

Barred Owl
Lake St. Clair Metropark

Saw Whet Owl
Lake St. Clair Metropark

16 comments:

  1. I've never seen a female screech owl before and had no idea they were brown! I too love birds and enjoy feeding them with a selection of feeders in our backyard. We also have a bird book to identify them.

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  2. guyz....thatz all rite....we red thiz post two day with R eyez shut....de food gurl said de eaglez prette awesum.....they live in de marsh area bee hind her place oh employ N ya hafta noe when N wear ta look for em ~ ☺☺♥♥

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  3. Dang, those are super cool photos!

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  4. OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH you are a bird whisperer!! YOu got a chickadee on your finger. WTG.
    Next to Dad and Me birds are moms great love
    Hugs madi your bfff
    PS our mom's might be kissin' cuzzins'

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  5. The owls are amazing ! Great shots ! Purrs

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  6. Hmmmmm Now is any of those birds edible? MOL Big hugs

    Luv ya'


    Dezi and Raena

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  7. Breakfast...lunch...and dinner! MOL!

    Seriously, how cool was it to have a chickadee eat out of your hand? The mom has tried to get ones in our yard to do that with no luck...yet.

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  8. Great photos, looks like a nice place to visit.

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  9. I love the little chickadee and the Bald Eagle the best! catchatwithcarenandcody

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  10. Looks like you are having a really neat vacation!
    Love the photos.

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  11. We are so impressed with that little birdie right on your fingertips! All those birdies are fun!

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  12. Lovely, lovely photos! How lucky you were to visit all those beautiful places. Thanks so much for sharing.
    Robin

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  13. Ooh, lunch. Um, we mean, what interesting birds.

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