Thursday, October 27, 2011

SWF>>>>Turkey Point

My Skywatch Friday post
is from this past weekend hubby and I visited the Turkey Point Lighthouse and hawkwatch at Elk Neck State park in Maryland. The lighthouse sits on top of a cliff overlooking the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.



When we were there it is was a slow time for hawk watching. I think we saw one hawk while we were there. Overall it was slow for seeing all the birds. I did see the one unknown hawk, lots of Cardinals, a couple of redbellied woodpeckers, lots of Golden Crowned Kinglets, A Yellow Rump Warbler and a couple of Winter Wrens. It was a pretty day but just a slow birdie day.


Way, way up there is the one and only hawk I saw at the Turkey Point hawkwatch.



It was neat to watch this ship go sailing by.


This redbellied woodie was fussy over another redbellied woodie that was nearby.

There were lots of clouds around but also some pretty blue sky. A pretty day to be outside enjoying nature.



There seemed to be a few sailboats out on the Chesapeake Bay. This one looked like it was a tour boat.




We did hike the lighthouse trail, which is a nice loop trail that took us down to the waters edge. A few pretty fall colors on the trees. This trail was where I saw my FOY Winter Wrens.





Looking at the sky back at the hawk watching site. I hope you enjoyed my skies and post and to see more beautiful skies from around the world click here Skywatch Friday

Thanks to the hosts of Skywatch: Sylvia, Sandy, Wren and Fishing Guy.
Also, thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to comment.

I have been having trouble commenting on some blogs for some reason. I feel bad that blogger sometimes tells me I am not signed in when I know I am. So, I do keep trying to leave comments but they do not always work. Anyone else having this problem?


47 comments:

diane b said...

I'm reading a novel at the moment set in Chesapeake Bay.So now I know how it looks. Beautiful. Love lighthouses too. Bad luck about he slow birdwatching but what a beautiful trail. I would be happy following that.
I'm not having problems commenting but some time ago I had a window pop up saying 'not signed in' but i found if you just click off and then hit comment again it comes good the second time.

Denise said...

Hi Eileen, thanks for this lovely post. Wonderful photos that make me want to visit such a neat looking area. I have had similar problems with Blogger recently. They must be having a few new hiccups.

Carole Meisenhelter said...

I enjoyed the trek with you; shame the hawks were low profile on the day. Would enjoy the loop trail walk...

Bob Bushell said...

Nice pictures Eileen.

Sue said...

Hi Eileen
It sometimes helps to "UN-check" the "keep me signed in" button when you sign in. I also found if I go through blogger dashboard to view posts instead of google reader. Hope this helps. I know I was quite frustrated when this was happening to me---you know I love to "talk"--LOL!

Anyway, beautiful photos--I love the lighthouse path one. So intriguing.....

Kerri said...

Oh what a fabulous Lighthouse! This is an unknown State Park to me .... I'll have to look it up.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Gorgeous photos, Eileen. I love the forest trail photo and the ship. So special. :)

I've had so much trouble with blogger using Vista, I switched to Opera as my browser which works so much better.

Debbie said...

i love the lighthouse pictures, they are such wonderful structures to view. they always evoke those "sea" feelings and the hope of seeing some wonderful ocean birds!!

blogger has been extremely cranky for me, as i type now, i think, will this even work. also my blog keeps freezing up. all the other sites i visit load instantly, i can move around freely, google, hotmail, crafty sites but everytime i go to my blog, the page freezes!! ugh x 100...let's see if this comment posts!!

Jen said...

That first ship photo looks awesome! If only there was a skull & crossbones flag waving it would be a perfect Halloween-y ship!

Jeannelle said...

I like the leaf-covered trail scene. Happy SWF!

TexWisGirl said...

the trail shot with the pretty pink leaves is my favorite. :)

grammie g said...

HI Eileen ....I just love the old ship photo, but they are all great !
Thanks for showing me around Elk Neck..it is nice to see your part of the states!
I had the same issue with comment a while back! I found the same thing worked for me as Sue above suggested ..have no idea why, but it worked...blogger hick-up can be annoying!!

Grace

Calling Ravens said...

Well if that's a slow birding day, don't come to New Mexico LOL!!! You can send those Red-bellied Woodpeckers this way!
Have a great weekend.
xx

laurak@forestwalkart said...

wow...nice hike!! love the sailboats...the lighthouse...the sky...beautiful pictures!! thanks for taking us along!

Mama Zen said...

Lovely shots!

I have that same problem with blogger from time to time. I have no idea why.

Steffi said...

Lovely post and great photos!I like lighthouses too!Have a nice weekend!

Nezzy said...

The comment thing is something known to Blogger and they say their workin' on it...they've been 'workin' on it for quite some time now!!!

I've had some tell me they couldn't comment but others are havin' no problems...go figure!

Your photos just blow me away. They're beautiful. I especially love that cool ship!!!

God bless ya and have an amazin' day sweetie!!! :o)

Gary said...

Wonderful hike Eileen. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

J Bar said...

Beautiful light house.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Nezzy said...

Hey sweetie, I just wanted to thank ya for your visit and hoppin' on my blog. I sure hope ya'll enjoy the ride.

Please drop in often...the door of the Ponderosa is always open!!! :o)

Barb said...

What a lovely park - those big trees are magnificent!

Saun said...

Beautiful shot of the lighthouse. The redbellied woodie looks pretty plump.....

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of the birds and lighthouse.

Joyful said...

Lovely photos. I esp. love your red bellied woodie.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful lighthouse, fantastic blue skies, a hawk and a wonderful boat!! What a great trip you've taken us on, Eileen! Marvelous captures, as always! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Sylvia

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful place to look at sky and birds! I am enamoured of the State Parks in your area.

I almost never can leave a comment on blogger or blogdpot blogs where the comment form is embedded instead of being a pop-up like yours is. (I know this because TexWys Girl (the runaround ranch) wrote about it and I copied it onn my blog.) A few people I wrote an e-mail to and they changed their form.

thomas said...

I love the light house shot.

My SWF

Ebie said...

The light house is so big, standing tall amidst those beautiful clouds.

I feel I am walking through the trails surround by colorful foliage!

Ann said...

Today, another tanker went aground almost where the other one did. May be they should have a light house there.

NatureFootstep said...

I would have liked a closer look at that ship. Great skies too. :)

ladyfi said...

What gorgeous scenery and skies! Have a great weekend.

Romina said...

Such a wonderful photo in your post, love looking at the light house, the cute bird, the trail, water it's all complete, made my day as if I was there.

Thanks for sharing them.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

A lovely collection of photos. My favourite is the second last, so peaceful and inspiring.

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

I have been to all of the lighthouses in NJ and to the hawk watch in Cape May. I would like to start visiting Lighthouses in other states, perhaps I should start here.

Kim, USA said...

Like all your photos Eileen. Can't wait to see our woody woodpecket too. Happy Friday!

Bridge and Sky

Karen said...

A terrific series of shots. That old sailing ship is interesting.

Ann said...

I like to report an anonymous comment that I have been getting on my blogs which is offensive to half the American population. I am not American, and is still very angry with it. I have deleted the comment on my blogs, and I wonder if you have received any. I won't bother to mention the name because that would promote him further.

Ann said...

Eileen,

I just had to re=enter my blog name and password to coment on your blog. Is this the problem you are having?

Ann

Inger-M said...

Lovely skies!

clairz said...

Beautiful, beautiful. Lovely variety, too.

magiceye said...

so beautifully captured!

Al said...

These are beautiful shots of a lovely area. Sometimes I miss the ocean, maybe one day I'll have to live near it again.

Stephany said...

Thank you for the hike! I love the lighthouse and the views through the trees. The ship is great too.

Linnea said...

So pretty! Thank you for sharing the "right" coast with me! Enjoy the weekend.

eden said...

What a beautiful place! I love the light house. Beautiful photos as always.

Jackie said...

Beautiful shots, I especially like the sailing vessel, the lighthouse, colourful trail shot and the fussy bird.

Re: your problem, when you sign in to blogger, uncheck the 'keep me signed in' box, I always have trouble if I don't do that, it's wierd.

Irene said...

Lovely shots! I'm very weak for the lighthouse, it's gorgeous. I've been to Maryland several times, but never been out in the nature. It's so much to see! I hope to be back next year to visit my family in Maryland and Pennsylvania, and love to see more of your beautiful country :)

Irene