For the Birds: Summer Days

Cheryl

by Cheryl Baxter

Good Wednesday morning & Happy Summer!

I was really hoping to come back from our little trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee with some cool photos of Southern State birds. Nope. Didn’t happen. However, while going on a tour through Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains, I did see an Eastern Bluebird.  I will never tire of those and I did snap a photograph as he was posing so beautifully on a lovely fence.  I was also super fortunate to see a baby bear in the wild, mom and sibling were ahead of this cub…and I was at a safe distance away–the photo was shot with a 500 mm zoom and then cropped.  I will share that photo at the bottom.

Yesterday, Tuesday, on the way home from work I saw my Osprey friend at the 5-Span Bridge area perched up in a tree. So of course I pulled over to snap a few shots.  Then as I was almost home I saw a family of Grouse running across the road.  The babies are already flying and I managed to capture one in a tree.  They are at the awkward teen phase.  You’ll see what I mean by the photos below….

Please enjoy the photos of this past week.  I’ll be back with a new post on Monday.

Have a great week of Feather’s and Beaks!

~Cheryl

A Eastern Phoebe chick having a great sleep. (My shed)
A Eastern Phoebe chick having a great sleep.
(My shed)
Beautiful Song Sparrow (Cedar Hill Side Road)
Beautiful Song Sparrow
(Cedar Hill Side Road)
Young Starling (My road)
Young Starling
(My road)
Eastern Bluebird (Cades Cove, Smoky Mountains, Tennessee.)
Eastern Bluebird
(Cades Cove, Smoky Mountains, Tennessee.)
Eastern Bluebird (Cades Cove, Smoky Mountains, Tennessee.)
Eastern Bluebird
(Cades Cove, Smoky Mountains, Tennessee.)
Osprey (5-Span Bridge area)
Osprey
(5-Span Bridge area)
Osprey (5-Span Bridge area)
Osprey
(5-Span Bridge area)
Osprey (5-Span Bridge area)
Osprey
(5-Span Bridge area)
Grouse youngster (my road)
Grouse youngster
(my road)
Grouse youngster (my road)
Grouse youngster
(my road)
A real treat.  A Black bear cub in the wild.  Cades Cove, Smoky Mountains, Tennessee.
A real treat. A Black bear cub in the wild. Cades Cove, Smoky Mountains, Tennessee.