Saturday, September 24, 2016

Bambi, Monarch, Mocker

My contribution to Eileeninmd's Saturday's Critters #145. I went for a nature walk on the Washington & Old Dominion Trail on Thursday and was promptly greeted by Bambi.


Yesterday, I saw a Monarch Butterfly.

I'm also contributing to Anni's I'd-Rather-B-Birdin. Here's a mockingbird from my sister's backyard.

I passed this mockingbird on the trail. Usually they fly right off, but it kept singing to itself. So I got ready to record...and a string of bicycles came by. Then a plane from Dulles. Then more bikes, another plane...I was about to give up, and then there was a window.

Last but not least, here's Rory!

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33 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, great sighting and photos of the deer. Love the Mocker and it's song. The Monarch is beautiful. Rory is a sweet dog. Thank you for linking up and sharing your critters. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of critters.

TexWisGirl said...

i love the mockers and their diverse songs. sweet doe and adorable rory.

Christine said...

Great shot of the deer in the path & glad your patience was rewarded with the sweet mockingbird song!

Lea said...

So glad you were able to record the Mockingbird song - so pretty!
Have a great week-end!

Jim H. said...

Deer = hooved vermin! They eat all my mom's herbs and flowers. But they are elegant creatures.

✿ chica said...

Adorei o bambi e o cachorro sempre lindo! abraços, chica

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Hugs to Rory

who doesn't love Bambi and flutterbys

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I used to love meeting deer on my walks when we lived at the Lake. Happy to see the Monarch doing well. And always a treat to see our old friend Rory.

Ela said...

Beautiful animals and fantastic photos !!
Happy weekend !

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Rory looks like the best companion! And of course we all love Bambi! and what a great close up of the butterfly! WOW!

Anni said...

Stop the presses....the deer!!! One of my favorite animals! Great photos.

Your birds...always a delight. And naturally, the furbaby, Rory!

As always, I'm here not only to view your wonderful post, but also to send along my thanks for sharing with us birders at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend!

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all

Beautiful Deer!

Y'all come on by
Hawk aka BrownDog

Tomoko said...

Oh,beautiful animals and your wild deer looking at you is so sweet!
Have a good new week!

Linda said...

Fine set of photos! Bambi is precious!

Mosura said...

That a very fresh looking Monarch.

Bob Bushell said...

Great images of the Deer.

Irma said...

Beautiful animals and fantastic photos.
Bambi is precious.
Best regards, Irma

rainfield61 said...

Great Bambi.

Karen S. said...

Rory, you're just so darn cute I'd give you hug and a kiss if I could! What a great escape you all had out and about, nature and love the video too!

Karen S. said...

You got me thinking if Alabama has Mockingbirds, I'll be flying there on Thursday and oh my goodness they do, and they even line dance. You've got to check this out!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giNkSXE3lS4

Nancy Chan said...

Beautiful and cute critters. Love the deer and your fur kid, Rory. Have a happy Sunday!

Denise inVA said...

Thank you for taking us on that lovely walk. Loved Bambi, the Mockingbird, its birdsong on the video and that pretty trail.

Your sister said...

Bambi is very cool. So, since Rory is a blog star, I better get over to Costco for some new outside doggie beds! He's too handsome for the one he's on.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

That is a very pretty doe. Rory has a lot of fans all over the world.

I haven't seen a monarch all year, which has me worried. There should be a national project to plant milkweed along highway medians throughout the country, and an effort to curb pesticide use... not to mention helping Mexico protect the overwintering grounds.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Also, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention that one of our site mockingbirds does a great imitation of a car alarm.

M. Bouffant said...

Here's a local (literally, born & bred) Monarch.

BBBB, in my previous 'hood a mockingbird learned the digital sound of my alarm clock. Not loud enough to wake me, but amusing during the day.

Michelle said...

Rory has the sweetest face.

orchid Miyako said...

hello, How wonderful to hear the song of the mockingbird♫♫♫ Lovely deer and gorgeous Monarch Butterfly and your sweet Rory must be looking at you(^_^)v
Sincerely, from Japan, Miyako*

NatureFootstep said...

you have them all. 2. 4 and 6 legged :) Nice!

Debbie said...

It's a beautiful butterfly but nothing beats Bambi for me!! Nice captures!,

Tom said...

I saw three deer this weekend and not a single monarch.

Marie C said...

A perfect walk! And Rory is so cute!