Thursday, June 30, 2016

North Point State Park


Another Friday is almost here and it is the last Friday in June. Gee, this month flew by!  June 10th my brother, hubby and I visited the local North Point State Park. It has been one of my favorite local places for birding and walking.

Two Ospreys, one seem to be hovering right above the one sitting in the tree.

My mosaic shows some of the birds were saw during our park visit: top row are the Indigo Bunting, Little Blue Herons, Cardinal, Tree Swallows. Second Row: Redwing Blackbird, Male Wood Duck, Great Blue Heron, Cormorants. Third row: Red-headed woodpecker, Great Egret, Osprey, GB Heron. Bottom row: Osprey, Little Blue Herons and the Cattle Egrets.

Around 10 Cattle Egrets were seen in the field across from the parking lot. I do not see these egrets often in Maryland.

My only fence shot at the park's parking lot, we were heading to see the Cattle Egrets on the field. Across the way is the barn I have shown in other posts and my brother can hardly be seen walking behind one of the tree on the other side of the fence.

A view of the bay from the park, you can see the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in the distance.

The moon seen with the planet Jupiter (tiny dot on the top right side) on June 11th.

A closer look at the first quarter moon on the evening of June 11th.

Thanks for visiting and for all the nice comments. As always, thank you for visiting and for the nice comments. I wish everyone a happy day and weekend ahead.

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Shenandoah National Park


On June 6th hubby and I went on a daytrip to Shenandoah National Park. We walked on my favorite Limberlost Trail and drove on the Skyline Drive as far south as the Big Meadows. We had a late lunch at their camp store and restaurant before heading back north on the Skyline Drive and homeward bound.

On the Limberlost Trail we saw and heard a lot of American Redstarts. This is the male above.

In my mosaic above are some wildflowers and birds we saw during our visit to the park. The birds are the American Redstart, Scarlet Tanager, Eastern Towhee and the Cedar Waxwing.

A pretty blue sky and the Scarlet Tananger.

I believe these were wild Columbine flowers growing along the Limberlost trail.

A view of the Appalachian mountains from the range view overlook. I hope you enjoyed my post and my views of Shenandoah Nat'l Park.

For Tom's Barn Collective, on the way home I have a drive by shot from our daytrip to Shenandoah.

Thank you for visiting and for the nice comments. As always, thanks to the wonderful group of hosts listed below.

Here is a list of linky parties for part of the week, Sunday thru Wednesday. I hope to see you there.

Thanks to Tom the host of the The Barn Collective
Thanks to Jesh our host for Seasons

Thanks to Judith our  host of Mosaic Monday  this will be the last Mosaic Monday for Judith and possibly the end of Mosaic Monday.

Thanks to Monica for hosting NF Trees
Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to the hosting team of Our World Tuesday!
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday