Thursday, December 29, 2016

Birds and beauty of 2016

Celebrating the New Year by mining the archives for some memories of 2016

January--

Sky: Stormy sunrise

Reflections in flooded prairie HDR 20160131

Critters: Pride and Jewel:

Bald Eagles Powershot SX700 HS 30x plus 1.3 digital 20160129

February--

The boardwalk at Wellington Preserve:

Wellington boardwalk HDR 20160221

Loggerhead Shrike and budding Red Maple:

Loggerhead Shrike 5-20160221

March--

Eastern Towhee singing a spring song:

Eastern Towhee 05-20160305

April--

Green Heron tending to newly hatched chick:

Green Heron 17-5 with hatchlings HDR 02-20160413


Two-dimensional Black-necked Stilts:

Black-necked Stilts 5-20160412

May--

Bounding White-tailed Deer:

White-tailed Deer running 2-20160530

White-eyed Vireo:

White-eyed Vireo portrait 20160526

Tricolored Heron:

Tricolored Heron 03-20160519

June--

56th Wedding Anniversary family reunion in Colorado

Family reunion HDR 01-20160615

Final approach into Chicago Midway Airport:

Chicago approach 20160604

July--

Leaping White-tail buck:

White-tail buck HDR 20160730

Common Nighthawk:

Common Nighthawk 91-20160720

August--

Juvenile Bald Eagle "Spirit:"

Bald Eaglet HDR 02-20160717

Northern Mockingbird on lakeside natural wreath:

Northern Mockingbird juvenile 20160717

Marsh Rabbit:

Marsh Rabbit 01-20160830

September--

Merlin:

Merlin HDR 20160918

Adult Green Heron:

Green Heron HDR 20160916

October--

Chipmunk on fence:

Chipmunk 3-20161017

A brace of Mallards:

Mallards HDR 20161014

November--

Bald Eagles getting ready for a new breeding season:

Bald Eagles 09093  touching beaks 20161128

December--

White Peacock:

White Peacock 20161219

Blue Jay:

Blue Jay 20161216


Sending you all Best Wishes for a happy, healthy  and prosperous 2017. Thanks so much for visiting!

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Linking to Misty's  CAMERA CRITTERS,

Linking to Eileen's SATURDAY'S CRITTERS,

Linking to GOOD FENCES by Gosia

Linking to SKYWATCH FRIDAY by Yogi, Sylvia and Sandy

Linking to WEEKEND REFLECTIONS by James

Linking to BirdD'Pot by Anni

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday by Stewart

Linking to Today's Flowers Friday by Denise

Linking to Wordless Wednesday (on Tuesday) by NC Sue

Linking to ALL SEASONS by Jeannette
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Please visit the links to all these memes to see some excellent photos on display


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31 comments:

  1. A wonderful and beautiful series, Kenneth! Thank you so much for sharing, and Happy New Year to you. :)

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  2. You have some excellent photos in your archives! Best wishes for a fantastic 2017!

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  3. Oh...lovely collection of Mother's gifts.

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  4. Wonderful pictures! Happy new year!

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  5. A beautiful series of photos!
    The Green Heron with the chick is very special - wonderful!
    Happy New Year!

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  6. That's a spectacular collection of photos to have for a year-end review! You must have had a good year, at least photographically.

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  7. A beautiful way to remember the year and kick off the New Year!!

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  8. These are wonderful! Love the Green Heron and the leaping buck! Great recap of the year! Wishing you a Happy New Year!

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  9. wow what a great nature, thanks for linking

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  10. Great review of the year. Some exquisite photography and editing you have here.

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  11. Wow I feel like I'm looking at the Nat Geo site! Gorgeous photos! Happy New Year!

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  12. Super photos...I love the pair of stilts!

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  13. Hello Ken, wonderful sightings and memories of 2016. Great post! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy weekend! I wish you and your family all the best in 2017 and a very Happy New Year!

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  14. Awesome birds. Wish you Happy New Year.

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  15. Fantastic critter series from the year ~ love the rabbit and dear ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year ~ ^_^

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  16. An amazing year and amazing photos!!!!

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  17. Wow! What a fantastic year you've had! I love that Mama green heron with her chick the best! I don't think we've seen a green heron yet! Happy new year!

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  18. All of these are wonderful, but I'm especially entranced by the bird shots... the heron and the eagles are marvelous.
    Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/01/church-of-primacy-of-peter.html

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  19. The eagles are like a royal family among birds -so majestic. As a landscape painter I LOVE the first capture, but all other captures are just as stunning! Many thanks for sharing them with ALL SEASONS! A happy New Year to you!
    and by the way, I go by Jesh:):) (it's complicated-smile)

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  20. Great post! May the new year bring you wonderful things to photograph.

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  21. Fantastics photos!
    Happy New Year to you!

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  22. Beautiful photos and wonderful memories from your archives. Happy new year to you!

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  23. Happy New Year to both of you birders and thanks for this beautiful review of your good year!

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  24. An absolutely fantastic selection of wildlife images. I particularly liked that Eastern Towhee.

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  25. Now thats not a bad archive all in all is it!

    Cheers and (a slightly belated) Happy New Year - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  26. Neat shot of the Stilts, I like how their color patterns seem to cross in the image. Looks like you had a great year with your bird images and family. Happy New Year Ken.

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  27. Hi Kenneth, you've a charmingly eclectic mix of photographs in your archived memories.
    A dramatic sky kicked them off. I can imagine that area teeming with wildlife too.
    You're very talented with the camera and I really enjoyed looking through this post.
    Cheers now :D)

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  28. Beautiful collection Kenneth. Happy New Year. I love the Stilts and the amazing white-eyed vireo picture.

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