Monday, June 25, 2012

BIRDS and a BARN

There's nothing like riding along a road and have something catch your eye that makes you stop and grab the camera!! On a recent trip to Rye, NY to visit my daughter she was driving me around looking for photo opts (fences mainly) and happened to drive through the Westchester Golf Club grounds. Nice fence but not outstanding.... and who in the dickens hung a jacket on that fence?  WHOA... that's no jacket. STOP, I yell and grabbed my camera. It was raining so the visibility wasn't all that good but here is what I took of a hawk. Not sure if it's a red tail (boy, I know  don't know a lot of birds, especially ones I seldom see) and I had never seen this one. What a thrill. Maybe you know for sure what kind it is.


I love watching birds in Our World . Click on link to see blogs from other parts of our world.

I also linked to OUTDOORS WEDNESDAY
                                The birds in my yard are a constant source of enjoyment.

The colorful Goldfinch

The cardinal

Birds feeding in the snow

My first baby mourning dove....in my back yard.


In the post title I did say Birds and Barns now, didn't I?  So, I will share this barn or two with you since I am going to link up with BARN CHARM
This barn is rather fascinating... a log one that was built onto. It was found on Hwy. 10 between Surry and Smitfield, Va.

Here's a close up of the log part.

You all have a great week.




27 comments:

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  2. I can't ID your hawk, but I know it was thrilling to get to photograph it! I like your bird pictures and the old log building!
    Happy Monday!

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  3. Wow, NY. Love the log barn. Glad you're getting to visit your daughter. Enjoy.

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  4. beautiful photos...love that hawk and the log barn!

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  5. I love bird-watching so thanks for sharing those lovely photos.

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  6. I love the log barn, too! And what beautiful, colorful birds! Wonderful captures! So glad you're getting to visit your daughter! Have fun!!

    Sylvia

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  7. That 's a super looking barn!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  8. Wow! Awesome hawk photo, Mom! What a thrill! And that goldfinch photo looks like a post card! You posted some wonderful shots! That barn is just TOO GREAT! Love it!

    I feel great, by the way. I am just living with this bubble in my eye, which I can actually look over the top of to see the computer now, with my reading glasses on of course. To look down to read, like holding a book, I can't see through the bubble well enough because it jiggles and distorts things. So I am still unable to read a book or paper. I can tell it is already getting smaller. I watch TV very easily over the top of the bubble. My eye is still red and hurts a little, but I think I am healing really well.

    Loved your posts I caught up on! And thank you for your comments on mine! Hopefully I will get caught up with everyone's blogs in a couple of weeks.

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  9. Forgot to say, that baby dove is just precious!!!!

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  10. Great pictures from your favorit subjects! Is it Jonahton Livinstone seagull in your header..:)

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  11. What a beautiful photo of the hawk. No idea what it is but it certainly has that majestic pose.

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  12. That log barn looks great and so do your birds.Have a great day!

    Shantana

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  13. That is an interesting barn … nice that someone thought to keep the original log structure and build around it. And seeing a morning dove on my lawn would be a real treat and an unusual sighting in my world. :)

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  14. Nice shots - I wouldn't have a clue what that first bird is but it's impressive!

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  15. Wonderful shots of the birds and barn.

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  16. Birds and barns what a wonderful combination ... It thrills my heart to see that beautiful red cardinal ... as we don't have them here in Australia.

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  17. It was fun to imagine the scene as it played out in your, "Stop the car!" moment. I have been fortunate to experience some moments like that as well. The barn was interesting and the baby dove a special treat. All in all, a great post!

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  18. Always exciting to see a hawk, great capture. I love all your birds and the cool barn. Have a great week ahead.

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  19. Rye is a beautiful place. Your birds and the barn and the lush world you inhabit are wonderful. Thanks for sharing these.

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  20. That Cardinal is SO beautiful!

    Rainey @ The Project Table
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  21. Love the photos. What fun to come across a hawk so unexpectedly.

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  22. Great Barn. Not often we get to see one made of logs.

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  23. I love birds and you got some great shots! Love the barn!

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  24. Thank you for commenting on my barn. I'm so glad you did. Your blog is fascinating. I happened to click on your Alzheimer blog first, and took a short journey with you. It took me back a bit, as I lost my mother to the disease not that many years ago.

    This barn is a keeper. Since we live in a log home (not old like that barn unfortunately), anything log draws me in. What a wonderful barn! When I first looked at your hawk, I thought it was a juvenile eagle. It still looks like one to me. Is that possible?

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