Happy New Year to all who might have the time to be able to stop by and visit my blog once again. It has been 6 long months since my last entry and with every try that I make to do better, life just gets in the way it appears.
I miss my heavy blogging days when we were able to visit one another on our blogs and keep in touch with special friends that we learned to know through those lovely visits. The last few times that I posted were so sporadic due to my sister's illness and then her passing away. I then had some health issues that came along with life difficulties that we had to help with and it has just taken the back burner and I truly hate that.
This past year has had some changes one in particular that has been such a huge blessing was when our youngest daughter and her husband moved back to Kentucky after living the last seven years in Florida. Having them home has been delightful.
We had a very rare bird that visited the adjoining Shelby county that caused quite a stir even on the news stations. I was able to see and photograph the bird on November 17th.
A Pink-footed goose
"The Pink-footed goose is a goose which breeds in Eastern Greenland, Iceland and Svalbard. It is migratory, wintering in Northwest Europe, especially Ireland, Great Britain, the Netherlands, and Western Denmark. The name is often abbreviated in colloquial usage to "Pinkfoot"
Our area of Oldham County Kentucky has had 2 other very rare birds that ended up just 4 miles in two directions from our home the way a bird flies.
A juvenile Trumpeter swan. I first officially saw it on December 26th.
A Rough-legged hawk was seen and I was able to see and photograph it on December 28th.
Cover photo is one that the blog was named after...a Red-shouldered hawk~
*Remember to double click on the first image, to view a larger slideshow presentation after you have read the narratives. Thanking you so very much~
I'm joining Eileen at:
I'd Rather Be Birdin'
The Short-eared owls were here for a few months in 2021 and 2022.