Friday, March 8, 2019

Willy Nilly Friday, March 8, 2019

Willy Nilly Friday 5, Sky Watch Friday, Weekend Reflections, Floral Friday Fotos,
and on Saturday, Saturday's Critters, and I'd Rather B Birdin'

1. Pickwick Lake (Sky Watch Friday)
Highway bridge over Pickwick Dam, Pickwick, Tennessee, USA, March 5, 2019
It was clear and cold (temperatures hovering around freezing) when we met friends for lunch at the Pickwick Inn Restaurant on Tuesday. You may have seen news reports of the devastating floods along the Tennessee River. Floodwater was still over some of the roads when we were there a week after the river crested.

Weather note: Now just when we were beginning to think Spring is here, we are having our coldest weather of the year - nighttime temperatures in the low 20sF (-6C).

Saturday morning update: Milder temperatures and more rain in the forecast for the weekend.

2. Favorite Photos of the Week
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, March 2, 2019
We did not see this Bald Eagle catch its meal, but we watched it eat for about 5 minutes until something startled it, and it few away. This is the only time I have ever seen a Bald Eagle here, only five miles from my house!

Bald Eagle, Haliaeetus luecocephalus

3. Spring Snowflakes (Floral Friday Fotos)
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, March 2, 2019
Spring Snowflakes, Leucojum vernum, are members of the Amaryllis family whose Latin name means 'white violet.' They are natives of Europe, but have been naturalized in many other parts of the world.

4. Turtles (Saturday's Critters and Weekend Reflections)
Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, February 24, 2019
A sunny day in February brought the Turtles out! But they have gone back into hiding now that our weather is cold again. January and February are usually our coldest months, but March is the coldest this year.


5. Carolina Wren (I'd Rather B Birdin')
Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA, February 28, 2019
Carolina Wrens can be found in the eastern United States from near the Great Lakes southward. They are ground-foragers, eating a wide variety of insects, and will come to suet feeders in the Winter.

Only the male sings, and he has a very loud voice for his small size!

Carolina Wrens, Thryothorus ludovicianus, are non-migratory songbirds that mate for life.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. We are having cold weather, too yet the birds sing right through it. Spring is almost here for both of us.

  2. It is always wonderful to have an encounter with a Bald Eagle. In recent year Carolina Wren has established in our area and is no longer a rarity. I am sure that winters are overall milder and it is able to survive.

  3. ...every year spring seems to be an on and off thing.
    ...I rarely see an eagle.
    ...there is one large planting of Spring Snowflakes near me.
    ...those are some mighty big turtles.
    ...I love to see the one singing!
    Thanks Lea for the visit, enjoy your weekend.

  4. What a delightful post this is, Lea! Love the flowers, the birds. the turtles!!

  5. Spotting that bald eagle so close to your house is really cool (and great photos)! Have a great weekend.

  6. If you were a personal friend that had known me a long time, you could not have posted a much more perfect post than this. I saw the eagle, and thought wow, this would make my day! The the turtles...for some reason I just LOVE seeing them and counting them. And then the Carolina favorite bird. Just so full of personality.

  7. Great reflections shots and I love the Snowdrops. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  8. Hello. Wonderful photos. That Carolina Wren and Bald eagle are awesome birds! What a cute turtles!

  9. Hello, love the cute wren and the eagle photos. The turtles are cute too. The snowdrops are so pretty. They found a nice spot in the sunshine. Thanks so much for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend.

  10. Superb pictures of the Bald Eagle and that Carolina Wren is very cute.

  11. Beautiful photos ! We also have a roller coaster weather here ! I only hope that the little flowers will not be damaged by the frost !

  12. The eagle was a great sighting and I love little wrens. They are so musical..and LOUD! heehee! Enjoy your weekend!

  13. I think you captured the mood perfectly. I heard that birds are coming back and we should be looking for our sandhill crane neighbors. So many turtles! That wren seems to agree. I LOVE those Spring Snowflakes, they look a little like Lillies of the Valley to me.

  14. Those wren photos are magnificent in song!! And the eagle, wow!! Is the flood waters receding now?

    Thanks so much for sharing this post with us at I'd Rather B Birdin'

  15. How great to be able to capture the bald eagle! Your weather sounds like ours in Texas, but think that we have finally passed in to spring this week. Lovely shots

  16. Lots of fun meme hits here!
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

  17. Fun collection Lea! We have Carolina Wrens here, but they are mean and will not pose for a picture .

  18. A familiar flower in an unfamiliar climate. I live in Norway, and the spring snowflakes will still wait for a month or two before they come up! What a beautiful view you must have, with the turtles and the eagle!


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