Wild Bird Wednesday #251

Wild Bird Wednesday

Double-crested Cormorant–Immature

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I stopped by the Double-crested Cormorant “hang out” when visiting Norfolk Botanical Garden. There weren’t as many as in this post. Their double crest is only seen on adult birds during breeding season. I found the feathered-wing patterns interesting on this juvenile, as the adults are solid black. 

Cormorants differ from other water birds, having less preening oil on their feathers. That is why they are often seen perched near water with wings expanded to facilitate drying. These “water-logged” feathers help them stay submerged as they glide underwater in search of fish, their diet staple. 

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Friday’s Hunt v3.19

Friday’s Hunt

Gee, time flies when you’re having fun! This week, we’re hunting for Starts with S, Week’s Favorite, and Family.

S is for having a seed stuck on one’s beak. This is my favorite, the weather hasn’t cooperated for much picture taking this week–since I got my camera back! And this little House Finch is one of three new family members visiting the feeder.

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Friday’s Hunt v3.12

Friday’s Hunt 

This week at Eden Hills we’re hunting for Starts with L, Week’s Favorite, and antique. If you haven’t been over to see the spring goat kids, you’d better get a move on! Just click the link at the end of the post.

Week’s Favorite: Saw this today at Norfolk Botanical Garden

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Starts with L: Lunch (Some of you may have seen this on Facebook.) Bahama Breeze restaurant, Quesadilla and House Salad with Island Vinaigrette. Mmmm!

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Antique: I could make this easy and post a selfie…
…but, instead, this is some of the antique furniture found in the 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse which has been restored and now resides in Edenton, NC. 

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Friday’s Hunt v3.10

Friday’s Hunt

This week we are searching for Starts with J, Week’s Favorite, and Bird or Wings

Starts with J: The Blue Jay wasn’t cooperating this week, so I snapped a shot of the Yellow-rumped Warbler on the JOB–ever protecting his territory. He’s fluffed his feathers to keep warm, and it makes him look SO MUCH BIGGER. This is my Favorite, and also fills the bill for Bird and Wings!

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Share Your World–February 13, 2017

Share Your World

Time for Share Your World! Here are the questions for this week:

Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
Tucked in, please. 

Have you stolen a street sign before?
No.

Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?
I try to use them, but sometimes I forget about them; other times, I decide I didn’t really need that item. 

Do you have freckles?
Not usually, but sometimes they’ll peek out in the summer. 

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I’m grateful to have attended worship service Sunday after being out of town the last two weekends, and that I was able to get out and walk without my knee bothering me–almost 15 miles between Saturday and Sunday! I look forward to getting back into an exercise routine. 

Last night, I realized there were over 1200 emails in my inbox–blog posts I haven’t read. I don’t think that’s going to happen, so I’m trying to delete some of them. (This is so hard!) But I will try to do a better job of keeping up. Thanks for being my blogging friends. 

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Share Your World–January 30, 2017

Share Your World

Here are Cee’s questions for this week–and I’m even getting my post done on Monday! OOPS! It’s just past midnight, so officially, it’s Tuesday. I’d better get a move on, I have a morning appointment ahead of me. Let’s get to it! 

What is the most incredible natural venue that you’ve ever seen in person?
Blackwater Falls frozen (click link for images) in winter, and experiencing Canaan Valley, WV, in a Jeep.

How many siblings do you have? What’s your birth order?
I have three brothers–the best was saved for last. 😀

If you were a shoe, what kind would you be and why?
I’d be a hiking boot–protective, supportive, and to share the beauty of Nature.

What is the strangest/weirdest thing you have ever eaten?
To my knowledge, I’ve never eaten strange/weird food, unless you consider some of the  things I made when learning to cook. 

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I’m grateful for time with family and friends, and look forward to more of the same.  

Hope you have a great week–and that you will share your answers, too!

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