Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Thistles and Eagles, May 24, 2017

ABC Wednesday, Wildflower Wednesday, Wild Bird Wednesday, and
Wednesday Around The World

ABC Wednesday and Wildflower Wednesday
T is for Thistle - The common name for a group of flowering plants with very prickly leaves.

Shiloh, Tennessee, USA, April 11, 2017
Thistles are invasive, and are considered to be noxious weeds in fields and pastures.

It is a wildflower that only the bees and butterflies can love! If you put thistle seeds in your bird feeders, the Thistle family of plants produced those seeds. And aren't the blooms pretty!

Wild Bird Wednesday and Wednesday Around The World

Shiloh, Tennessee, USA, May 16, 2017
The Bald Eagles, Haliaeetus leucocephalus, nesting in Shiloh National Military Park raised two eaglets this year. I don't know if this is the proud papa or the wonderful mama, but they certainly have reason to be proud.

One of the eaglets is still staying close to the nest.

The other one, perhaps the older of the two, is venturing out onto the tree branches. The young eagles will be several years old before they have the white head and tail feathers of adults.

I hope you are having a wonderful day!

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  1. I love your eagle shots. Just beautiful. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

  2. The thistle blooms are indeed gorgeous.

  3. beatiful combination on nature creatures, wonderful !!

    Have a nice ABC-day / week
    Melody (team ABC-W)
    Preview Round 21 starting july 12th :

  4. Thistle and eagle make a good couple. Prickly daisies appeal to me.

  5. Magnificent eagles!! THISTLES? Not so much 😃

  6. I have told Roger, if the neighbors wouldn't want to hang me, I would love to let some thistle grow! I LOVE the flowers.

    And I love your eagles! Always such a thrill to see one...let alone a family.

  7. Hello!:) I would love to see the Bald Eagle, ...your shots are great, especially the first one, and your thistle shots are lovely.

  8. Great set of photos Lea. The eagles are wonderful to see. Don't get to but on the rare occasion.


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