July 29, 2017

Critters of July

Summer is passing quickly; July is almost over. So I thought I'd review some of the animals and birds I've seen this month. The first bird is one I saw today.

We began this month at Virginia Beach. I didn't actually bother to walk on the sand because my feet were bothering me, but I took photos from our room's balcony. Here we see a cute dog leading his person.

My most exciting animal sighting was a bear in Shenandoah National Park. Here we see a slightly different pose.

I posted photos of ducks and geese, mostly in our community lake. Here's some mallards in a different location, on a creek in Woodstock, VA.

Robins have been plentiful this year.

And finally, another image of a hummingbird. We have at least two that visit our feeders. 


  1. A bear! I saw some beers in Europe but I think I would trade them for a bear!!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  2. Hello, I always love all the birds. I am a dog lover too. The hummer is sweet. My favorite photo today is of the bear, cool sighting. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and new week!

  3. Awwww, too bad your feet were bothering you and you couldn't walk barefoot in the sand! Love the hummer...and that blue nectar feeder is really pretty ...gonna have to get ME one now. lol

    Thanks so much for sharing this bit of your life of birding with wonderful narration and linking in this week at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

  4. Hummers will always be drawn to those feeders.

  5. Lovely shots, I would be real excited over that bear, saw one earlier this year

  6. Thats a really pretty humming bird feeder, I have not seen one like that before. I have a feeder too, but it's been taken over by a greedy fat squirrel who seems to be addicted to hanging upside down and drinking the sugar water out of it, and never leaves any for the poor hummers. And is that a real bear?????

    1. Oh yes! I was in the car and he was in the forest.

  7. Love these capture , of course I'm a bit of a nature nut .Great snap of the bear and adore the Hummingbird . We have a lot here on the farm but I still love se pictures people take of them. Summer has flown by , did it go slower when we were kids ! Happy trails ,Willow and Honey Bee

  8. I enjoyed these photos. The bear is especially nice. I don't think I want to see a bear that close myself. I'm glad you were in the car!


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