Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Piscataway Park

My Pink Saturday post is here:   Pink Saturday

After leaving the Mattawomen creek( in my post below) hubby and I stopped for a walk at the Piscataway Park. The trail leads you down to a boardwalk along the Potomac River. Even though it was later in the day we saw a couple of Prothonotary Warblers, a flock of  swallows, a few Osprey, a cormorant, lots of butterflies and dragonflies.





Common Buckeye




 Swallows

Cormorant and Osprey

Swallowtail Butterflies


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I am linking up with 2sweetnsaxy's Watery Wednesday
and

                                          Susan's Outdoor Wednesday  thanks to both of these wonderful host.

                     Also, a big thanks to you for stopping by my post and blog. Have a great day :)

46 comments:

  1. Hi Eileen, your butterfly photos are beautiful as are the ones of the comorants and ospreys. I've been a bit absent in following blogs regularly. Please forgive me; I'm trying to catch up so here I am. It's good to visit your beautiful blog again. Blessings Jo

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  2. I was struck my your comment "a few osprey." I remember the late 80s in eastern PA when a local biology professor hacked Osprey chicks(well, his students did the grunt work) along the Delaware River. It was a significant occurrence. Now they are almost routine. Life can make a comeback if we stop screwing things up.

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  3. Those are some very lovely shots. I enjoy your blog a lot!

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  4. It looks a lovely area all round. How wonderful to walk there.

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  5. Nature at its best! What a field day capturing all the birds and butterflies! Its a great adventure.

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  6. The dragonfly mixes so well with nature.

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  7. Hi Eileen, you have some great shots. Love the sunset!

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  8. Oh .... so many beautiful shots! Love them all Eileen!

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  9. This is such a lovely boardwalk; it would be a shame to ruin it in the name of "development". Good on you for joining a campaign to protect the area.

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  10. Thank you for taking us along on your nature walk. You had such a lot of beautiful companions.

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  11. I don't know how you keep up with so many blogs! I love the dragonfly & the swallowtails. You are such a font of knowledge! No wonder it is hard to stump you! You are a winning Wednesday Wizard over at GrammyMousetails this week! stop over & don't forget to grab the Wizards badge :) *hugs* Faythe @GMT

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  12. Love your photos. It is nice to have photos as a record of what you see and do. It is so nice to travel around the country with your fellow bloggers and see their vacations and outdoor activities.

    I enjoyed yours.

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  13. Very interesting dragonfly- I also need a better insect book. I still haven't found the perfect one.

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  14. This walk looks delightful.Beautiful picture show a place of great interest.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  15. Howdee Eileen,
    I love the Buckeye photo.
    I have never seen one.
    Very cool looking butterfly.

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  16. Eileen,
    Lovely photos, we have a bird sanctuary near my home but I haven't been to it for a very long time. Your photos convinced me I need to visit it again!



    ~Jean

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  17. Beautiful shots, Eileen! I particularly like the dragonfly. I have yet to get the perfect picture of one, no matter how I try!

    Lynette

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  18. Georgeous shots Eileen - looks like a peaceful place :)

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  19. i love the dragonfly photo--refreshing and the light is gorgeous.

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  20. Beautiful photos as always, Eileen. What a lovely walk! Love that butterfly shot. Thank you for taking us there.

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  21. That looks like such a lovely place to visit. The boardwalk is beautiful, and you got lots of wonderful photos. The dragonfly shot is supurb!

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  22. Beautiful shots! I love the one of the two birds on the branch in the water.

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  23. You have Cormorant and Osprey in the same shot. Must be truly rare. Great one!

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  24. I'm really enchanted by those butterflies!Amazing set of pictures, this place is an ecologic paradise!
    Hugs
    Léia

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  25. Around this area of our great country...such beautiful landscapes...and you've captured it perfectly.

    My Wednesday Photo Do stop by if you can!!

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  26. Great nature shots...I will have to keep this park in mind..looks like a ton of photo opps.

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  27. I would certainly enjoy walking along that boardwalk & taking in all the views! Looks really nice!

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  28. Amazing photos. What a great place to make some beautiful pics.

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  29. What a beautiful spot and I really like that wooden bridge pathway. The dragonfly is spectacular. This looks like a wonderful little place to explore.

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  30. That does look like a wonderful place to walk!

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  31. Hi Eileen, I never know which of your blogs to check. They are all GOOD... How do you keep up with three blogs??? I have a hard enough time with ONE... ha

    Great pictures of the boardwalk... I'd love to see that place. the Buckeye is gorgeous.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  32. Your photos are so beautiful and they make me relax! Especially the birds. Love them.

    Good news! We're staring a Friday Giveaway link-up party this Fri. 8/27 plus an amazing giveaway). Please join us and thanks for stopping by. Jane F.

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  33. Wow Eileen your shots are so beautiful! My favorite is the last one, the dragonfly!
    Blue water

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  34. Hi Eileen. I love all your pictures. I love the bridge and the water pictures best. Just my taste :)))
    have a good week

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  35. Lovely, lovely. It never ceases to amaze me as to how abundant life is in these wetlands.

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  36. What a fantastic place to go and see all that wonderful wildlife! Great photos too.

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  37. Those are such wonderful photos! The butterflies are incredible as we don't get anything like those here. I do love a good hike and a walk by the water is wonderful!

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  38. The first picture is amazing - in my opinion, close to poetry. Chapeau ! Please have a good Thursday.

    daily athens

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  39. Just love your header photo Eileen, and I enjoyed all your others. Looks like a great place to be.

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  40. *sigh*
    I could now just sit here and look at your beautiful photos with all that green (yes, I am a wee bit envious) :D
    It must have been lovely there!
    I love that Dragonfly :)

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  41. oh wow, what a beautiful walk serenaded by all these beautiful wildlife.

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  42. Lovely images of winged beauties! Thank you for taking us along on your wonderful adventure. A joy to view your blog!

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Hello, Thanks for stopping by my blog. This is my blog about the birds I see, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. They might not always be the best of photos because I like to keep photos as a record of where and when I see them.
I appreciate all your comments and I will always try to return the favor and visit your blog.

Due to some recent problems I will not be able to publish any comments that include a link. I would appreciate if you do not include any kind of links in your comments. Sorry!
Have a great day, Eileen