Saturday, June 28, 2014

Another Lifer

He flew in the yard,
spent less than a minute on the ground,
then off he went.
Swainson’s Thrush
(a lifer)
 
And this guy (along with countless others) is here for life I think!
Grey squirrel
 
sharing with...
 
Beep (my granddaughter) is joining in on some memes this week.
She's thrilled when people drop in to Beep's Blog (Click here)
 
A long weekend for us, July 1st, CANADA DAY!
Some get the Monday off, others the Tuesday.
 
  Enjoy the celebrations my fellow Canadians!
 
 
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49 comments:

Jocee said...

Beautiful shot of the Thrush, and the squirrel is a cutie. Looks like they were both posing for you.

Elephant's Child said...

I love both your lifer and your long stayer. Happy Canada Day.

Siddhartha Joshi said...

So cute...love the squirrel!
-- Paragliding in Kashmir

Ela said...

Really wonderful shots !
This grey squirrel has a lovely face !
Have a nice weekend :)

Susan said...

Delightful photos Karen. Thanks for sharing and a Happy Canada Day too :D)

Cristina said...

Che graziosi queste creature della natura!
Complimenti anche per le foto!
Buon weekend! ciao Cri : )

David Gascoigne said...

A Swainson's Thrush in your yard is not bad!!

TexWisGirl said...

congrats on the thrush! awesome! love your squirrels. they always make me laugh!

Margaret Adamson said...

Congratulation on lifer and great shots of it and the Squirrel. Have a great weekend.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful bird and animal, precious. Happy Canada's day.

Muffie said...

You and Debbie both found lifers!! He's a little cutie -- the thrush, I mean!

Linda W. said...

Cute squirrel pic!

Jo said...

I love the shot of the thrush. Congratulations on the lifer!

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful bird and you know I love your squirrels!! Wonderful captures as always! Enjoyed Beeps blog today, too!! Hope you both have a great weekend, Karen!!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Great capture of the thrush! I'm sure that other creature is there for life. :-)
Happy Canada Day and long weekend.

lina@a happy family said...

Cute faces!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I've seen the thrush only once I believe, we have LA thrushes here very often.

LOVE that squirrel.

And, thanks for liking up this weekend at the Bird D'Pot [I'd Rather B Birdin']

Have a great day Karen.
Hootin' Anni
and
Anni @ I'd Rather B Birdin'

Judy at Peace Be With You said...

I don't know if they are beautiful to start with or you make them beautiful, but beautiful they are.

Gary Phillips said...

Nice shot!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

Rajesh said...

They are very sweet.

sandyland said...

fantastic camera

Jane said...

Love the squirrel shot, awesome!

Adam Jones said...

Superb stuff. Glad you had the camera ready for a moment like that. Lovely looking Thrush.

Gail Dixon said...

Great catch on the Swainson's! Cute pic of him with the flower right beside him. :)

eileeninmd said...

The Swainson's Thrush is a pretty bird, great shot.. Love the cute tree rat.. Thanks for sharing your post with my critter party.. wishing you a happy weekend!

Gerald (SK14) said...

love the thrush hate the squirrel

RedPat said...

That squirrel wants something!

Christian Weiß said...

A great bird and wonderful photos.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Congrats on the lifer. They're both very cute.

Blackberry Lane said...

Both photos are great!

Debbie said...

really awesome capture of the thrush, lucky of you to catch it!!

and yes, i am afraid our squirrels are going NO WHERE!!!

Frank said...

Congrats on another lifer Karen. Have a Happy Canada Day.

Roan said...

Congrats on the lifer. Cute bird and squirrel.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Two different meanings of lifer... congrats on the first. Great bird and I'm impressed that one minute was enough time for you to take a picture. Let alone ID him. (And I'm glad the the handsome fellow in your second pic is there for life. Because he's always fun to see.)

Lmkazmierczak said...

Here's to long lives for both♪ http://lauriekazmierczak.com/gondola/

Felicia said...

congrats on your lifer....its a beautiful bird and capture. have a great long weekend.

Marie said...

How exciting! Love that you were able to get a photo of this fleeting encounter! Great looking squirrel too.

Phil Slade said...

Nice Swainson's Karen. That and Grey-cheeked always did confuse me especially since they are both so shy. You did great to get that photograph.

Les... said...

great pics! lovely lifer *VBS*

Anni said...

I've returned...please don't think I'm spamming you...just wanted to stop by again and...

Thanks for linking up this weekend. It's always appreciated.

Lisa Gordon said...

That little thrush is adorable, Karen, and I think that squirrel is posing just for you!

Hope you've had a great weekend!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

what a cutie that thrush is

EG CameraGirl said...

Very cool, Karen. And I am jealous as I have never seen a Swainson's thrush.

Sharon Wagner said...

And all their descendants...

Pat said...

Lovely shot of the thrush posing next to the dandelion. Squirrels are always cute.

Me said...

Great capture! I guess you were lucky to get that shot of the Thrush, nicely done.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

What a lovely surprise! I managed a hermit thrush last year, or so, such a treat!!!!

Rambling Woods said...

A belated Happy Canada Day!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous images. Love the squirrel!