Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Birding the NCR trail

Last weekend hubby and I enjoyed a brisk walk along the NCR bike trail not far from our house. Usually in the afternoon I do not see many birds but on this outing we saw the Carolina Wren and was surprised to see about 10 Eastern Bluebirds flying fast over the trail and up the hill next to us. I missed getting photos of the beautiful bluebirds. The trail follows the Gunpowder River and is fast moving so only parts of it were frozen. 

These are some of the shots I took while on our walk and joining in on 2sweetnsaxy's meme Watery Wednesday and Susan's Outdoor Wednesday.




Carolina Wren  is a resident in the eastern half of the USA. Rufous colored upperparts and orange buff on its belly. It has a striking white eyebrow and a long bill.






Goldie Girl always enjoys our walks, I think sometimes she stops and looks around for the birds too.


Happy Birding and I hope you enjoyed our walk and thanks for stopping by. Clock on my links to visit more Watery Wednesday and Outdoor Wednesday posts from all over.

In case I do not get the chance again I want to wish everyone a very HEALTHY and HAPPY NEW YEARS.

27 comments:

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

The photograph that you chose for your header is gorgeous. Too bad you missed taking a picture of the bluebirds. I hope one day that I will see a bluebird. They are such beautiful birds. Best wishes to you and your family, too, for a happy and healthy new year!

Sarah Halstead said...

Gorgeous photos. I love the next to last one.

ewok1993 said...

what a precious doggy. i hope he doesn't scare away the birdies.

happy new year.

Martha Z said...

Beautiful, I wouldn't mind the cold if I could have such scenes.

ρομπερτ said...

How nice it must be, being able to breath the clean fresh air at such a place.

Please have you all a good Wednesday.

daily athens

Kim, USA said...

Eileen I always enjoy your photos and travel. Thanks for sharing these to us. Advance Happy New Year!
Watery Wednesday

2sweetnsaxy said...

It didn't look as cold until I saw those icicles. Wow.

SquirrelQueen said...

Gorgeous winter photos Eileen, I love the one you chose for your header. The little Carolina wren is adorable.

Mimi said...

Looks like a lovely trail walk.
Love the pic of icicles - we usually don't have them here,but this week was so cold, they formed at my kitchen window!
Your dog is beautiful too!

EG Wow said...

The ice is beautiful...in photos. Goldie Girl looks like a great pal to walk with!

Ruth said...

I did enjoy the walk,the scenery is beautiful.Thanks for allowing me to tag along.
Blessings,Ruth

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful wintery photos, Eileen! I'm surprised bluebirds are still migrating this time of the year. Golidie Girl is a beautiful dog!

Happy 2011!

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous shots!

My watery Wednesday, happy new year!

rainfield61 said...

Nice view of your winter time, the Carolina Wren seemed to enjoy this.

bettyl said...

Lovely outdoor shots, as usual!! Love the doggie picture!

Light and Voices said...

I took the cyber walk along with the birds and doggie and liked it very much. Happy New Year!
Joyce M

Elaine said...

That looks like a lovely walk! Your header shot is beautiful.

Randi said...

Thanks for the lovely tour, Eileen, I love your photos and your Goldie Girl. I wish we had so little snow as you have...

Donnie said...

I enjoyed your walk more from my recliner but I bet it was beautiful and your photos were great. Happy New Year.

Judy said...

Looks like a great walk! My favourite shot is the icicles hanging down from the rocks!

NatureFootstep said...

that little wren is gorgious, just hoping she don´t get caught in those icicles.

Cecilia Artista said...

Beautiful pictures! Your dog is very nice - I also want a Golden Retriever!
Happy Holidays to you!

Lesley said...

That is a comfortable amount of snow, I think! Love the creek with its not quite all frozen top layer.

Chris Petrak said...

Winter gives such wonderful opportunities for the play of light in the ice, and you got that in these photos. Also, really enjoyed you favorites in the previous post - some really great shots - and good birds, esp the toucan, but by no means limited to the toucan.Happy New Year!

Evelyn said...

Goldie Girl is very beautiful. I bet she's glad that she's got lovely fur. It looks rather cold there.

Happy New Year Eileen. All the best for 2011.

Riet said...

Happy NewYear to you too with lots of happpiness and good health.

Wind said...

A little Paradise there!
I wish you a Happy New Year and a wonderful life!
Best regards!