Thursday, February 12, 2015

Crops & Clips: February, 2012 Meme Mashup

My weekly potpourri gathered from the archives features... Looking back, as I did last month, when I reviewed my photos from a single month in the past to see how far I had to get into the month to find all five of the memes featured in this page. I will  try for two for each theme, and since Critters occupy such large share of my portfolio, I removed a limit on my faves in this category, as spring is in the air! This post features February, 2012. I reached my goal by the 16th of the month. So much to look forward to this month!


First look at baby Bald Eagle, February 2, 2012

Bald Eaglet first image 20120202

Cattle Egret, February 5, 2012

Cattle Egret 20120205

Sandhill Crane. February 5, 2012

Sandhill Crane head 20120205

White Peacock, February 16, 2012:

White Peacock 20120216

The eaglet is growing up rapidly (February 17, 2012):

Bald Eagle male feeding eaglet 20120217

Eastern (Yellow-eyed) Towhee arrives, February 29, 2012, my "half birthday" which comes around only every 4 years (can I get any longevity credit for that? This is only the second time in my whole life that I will be 50% on my way to 80 years old-- the first was when I was 40):

Eastern Towhee 2-20120229

The Yellow-crowned Night-Herons are feeling amorous, February 29, 2012 (can't wait to see them nesting next month!):

Yellow-crowned Night-Herons 20120229

Linking to Misty's  CAMERA CRITTERS,

Linking to Eileen's SATURDAY'S CRITTERS,



Mary Lou on Chapel Trail boardwalk, February 2, 2012

Mary Lou at Chapel Trail 20120202

Linking to GOOD FENCES by Tex (Theresa). 



Tree Swallows, February 13, 2012 (yes. I kept my mouth closed!)

Tree Swallows 20120213

Linking to SKYWATCH FRIDAY by Yogi, Sylvia and Sandy



Double-crested Cormorant, February 13, 2012

Double-crested Cormorant 2-20120213

Motled Duck, February 15, 2012

Mottled Duck female 20120215




Linking to BirdD'Pot by Anni

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday by Stewart


Please visit the links to all these memes to see some excellent photos on display



  1. HI Kenneth I love when your weekly post comes in and once again ALL your photographs are superb. Great to see the Eaglet, it certainly is doing well. Must have good parents. Love the angle you took the Egret from and the close up shot of the Sandhill Crane is fantastic. That is a lovely butterfly although I an not sure why it is called 'white' as it appears to be mainly light blue and pale orange. great to see the heron in breeding plumage and love seeing the white shining across the sky of the Tree Swallows and 2 shots with lovely reflections of the birds iin the water. That fence is surely going to hold up Mary Lou so she is safe there. Hope you have a good weekend.

  2. Ken, what a great collection of photos. Love the eagle on the nest and the closeup of the crane.. Have a happy day!

  3. Hi I just want to tell you how beautiful your pictures are and how much I enjoy them. I don't get out much anymore so that makes it really great. And you have birds that are not out my window in Kansas. Many thanks.

  4. all sorts of good stuff - i like the half-birthday thing! :) thanks for linking to good fences when you have time - and be sure to check out my drawing giveaway for february!

  5. I like the picture of the Yellow-crowned Night-Herons.
    They are dressed really pretty! :))
    Have a fine time, sorry, this year you won't have a
    birthday party ;)

  6. How fun to see a baby eagle. Loved seeing it grow-up there too.
    That butterfly was gorgeous.
    Nice fence and a great place to watch birds.
    It was neat to see that there were cattle near the Cattle Egret, a pretty bird.
    Lots of swallows there and pretty reflections.
    A very enjoyable post.

  7. Oh, my goodness...too many photos to comment on individually, but I did enjoy them, without even expanding the view...but going to do that next...

  8. Wow - what amazing and gorgeous shots.

  9. Beautiful photos!
    I especially like the flock of birds in flight

  10. So many gorgeous shots, starring (IMHO) the White Peacock. I always enjoy your posts.

  11. A really great mash-up of photos!! I really like the sandhill crane shot.

  12. Fabulous shot of the sandhill crane..and a lovely reflection of the duck

  13. I really like the wood swallow shots - mouth shut because of flies or other reasons!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  14. Ken, stopping back just to say thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy Valentine's day weekend!

  15. Wow! All great shots ~ favorite is the Mother wage feeding the baby!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

  16. Another fantastic collection of photos. I love the butterfly.

  17. One superior post and fantastic images. Since yesterday was Valentine's Day and I'm still in the mode...I think my favorite is the amorous Night Herons today.

    Thanks, as always, for sharing this link at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

  18. Great shots! I love them all, especially those babies!

  19. Beautiful collection! Spring is wonderful. Lovely shot of the eaglet.

  20. oohhhhh you have shared such a beautiful array of critters!! The bald eagle and the eaglet was my favorite but it sure wasn't easy to pick a favorite. What a tender moment!!

  21. I very much enjoyed viewing your February round up Ken. I'd love to see that many Swallows.

  22. O, my...what a beautiful blog you have. Your photos are professional.
    I see talent like yours and go back to my pitiful blog, head hanging low and wishing for just a shred of talent....
    I really enjoyed your lovely photos


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