September 18, 2019

Little Critters but No Real Birds

Butterfly on a Sign.
When I was up on Skyline Drive recently, I hoped to get some bird pictures for Wild Bird Wednesday. Unfortunately, the only birds that I got remotely close to were model birds in the Visitors Center at Dickey Ridge. I'm sharing three of them in hopes that I will see them in the wild and recognized them.

First we have the eastern screech owl. They are only about 10 inches in height. Next is the ruffed grouse, who can beat his wings and sound like a motor!

This sharp-beaked fellow is a hawk, no doubt waiting for a meal to appear.

He likes to eat chipmunks like the one in the last picture. At least the chipmunk is real!  I wasn't able to get a closer picture because he scampered out of sight as soon as I stepped forward.


  1. Chipmunks are so cute, too bad there wasn't enough real birds!☺

  2. Enjoyed seeing the exhibits. It has been so hot here I think all the birds are staying in deep shade! I had to go back into my archives to find a photo for Wild Bird Wednesday this week.
    Chipmunks are so cute - I haven't seen one in quite a while.
    Have a wonderful day!

  3. Cute critter exhibit. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great weekend ahead.

  4. Great to see the merging of real and museum quality critters!

  5. Fun creature captures, both real and otherwise.


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