Wednesday, January 25, 2012

SWF>>>NCR TRAIL

Skywatch Friday  at the NCR trail. Hubby and I enjoy taking walks along our local bike and hike trail. It was a beautiful day with a pretty sky. While we are walking,  I am usually looking for birds along the trail. This section is near the Bee Tree Preserve and it looks like they are in the process of tree restoration. One of my favorite parts of the trail is where there are some dead old trees left purposely for woodpecker habitat.


Here are some scenes from our walk along the trail and of the pretty sky. There were a few puffy white clouds just hanging here and there in the sky.



We usually see the chickens in the same spot along the trail.

It is great to see new trees shooting up thru those white tubes.




Here is a list of the birds I saw and heard along the trail: Cardinals, Kinglets, Redbellied Woodpeckers, Downy Woodpeckers, Turkey Vultures, Great Blue Heron, Belted Kingfisher, Chickadees and Titmouse.

To see more beautiful skies from around the world please visit 
Skywatch Friday. Thanks to the hosting group of Sandy, Sylvia and Wren. Thanks, also for stopping by to see my skies. I wish everyone a Happy weekend and Happy Birding.




52 comments:

  1. WOW - what a beautiful day!! Looks like a great day for a hike and a bike ride :)

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  2. Such pretty blue skies! Ours are snow-laden...

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  3. Hi there, those clouds look so beautiful, the second and the last photos are my favorite! and yes it is "great to see new trees shooting up"...enjoyed the virtual walk with you...

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  4. Haven't seen a day that nice in awhile!

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  5. What a be a beautiful hike accompanied by such lovely bird song. I enjoyed it so much. Thanks.

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  6. Beautiful sky Eileen and I love the places where you went for a walk.

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  7. Beautiful captures, Eileen. It was enjoyable joining you virtually for your walk in this lovely place.

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  8. Such beautiful skies, Eileen! And you have captured them so beautifully! I do love the hikes you take us on! The next best thing to being there! Happy SWF! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

    Sylvia

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  9. Marvelous skies ! I love those big old puffy clouds and it is as blue as can be. The chicken was definitely unexpected!

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  10. Love that big cloud!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  11. Those are really beautiful! Enjoy all that wonderful weather!

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  12. Looks like a fantastic place to walk. I love the clouds, trees and chicken. :)

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  13. These are all beautiful, Eileen, so nice to see so many different birds on one walk.

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  14. That's REALLY a free range chicken. Looks like it was a gorgeous day, Eileen. I'm glad they leave some standing snags for the critters.

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  15. What a glorious area for walking and birdwatching.... beautiful post, you've really taken us all along!

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  16. Beautiful shots!
    Looks like a great place to walk.
    Have a nice weekend.

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  17. wow! what a great adventure...great shots!
    tanks for dropping by @ www.explorerminded.com

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  18. Beautiful post, love the chicken shot and looking up through the trees

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  19. Huh? Is that a wild chicken? Because if not then there might be a house close to the trail hehe. Happy weekend and thanks for visiting.

    SWF

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  20. Lovely Friday skywatching~

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  21. Beautiful blue skies! A wild chicken??

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  22. Wonderful shots of the place. Very nice place to walk.

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  23. Wow, such a gorgeous blue sky!

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  24. Wow, is that chicken wild? Love the first shot Eileen!

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  25. Eileen, that first shot could have been taken at the bog up the road from me it is so similar! What a nice place to walk and it sounds like you saw some great birds! I would love to see a kinglet right about now!

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  26. Great place to bike/hike. Beautiful day nicely captured.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

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  27. It's a beautiful trail and it stretches as far as the eye can see! I guess the chicken is the welcoming party.

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  28. Great captures along the walk. Thanks for the virtual tour.

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  29. a wonderful spot for walking and photography.

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  30. a wonderful spot for walking and photography.

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  31. Beautiful! I love your first and second shots.

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  32. The trail looks very dry. W have been having wet weather here. Chicken is a nice surprise.

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  33. I like to sit there for a while... it's so beautiful over there, Eileen!
    Greetings from Holland,
    Anna ;-))

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  34. Beautiful trails,bare branches and blue sky.

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  35. Very nice photos.

    Regards and best wishes

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  36. Beautiful photos. Love the blue sky, very opposite to what we have here now.Have a great weekend.

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  37. I would love to make a walk like that ! with above a beautiful blue sky and fluffy clouds !

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  38. What a lovely place to take a walk and view the sky~

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  39. Hi Eileen, What a great looking trail! I especially like that chicken! Have a super nice day today!

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  40. Such a beautiful place to walk and enjoy nature.

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  41. Beautiful sky photos, and those clouds are so soft looking. The chicken though, got me thinking: free range :-)

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  42. nice place for a walk. A bit unusual for you I think. This type of shots I mean. :) It seems to be a lot of tubes, will it not be too many new trees?

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  43. I like the tables along the track and the little stream.

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  44. A beautiful trail and lovely skies. I bet it's even nicer in the summer!

    To answer your question, Garden of the Gods is a city park in Colorado Springs, just 5 minutes from my office. I sometimes take walks in there as it presents lots of photo opportunities, but it tends to be overrun with tourists in the summer as it's one of the city's main attractions (along with Pikes Peak).

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  45. beautiful pictures, as always, Eileen. you have very interesting landscape and wildlife there, very good for relaxing and photography.

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  46. Hi! Thanks so much for sharing that walk... you're pics are wonderful. Have a great weekend!

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  47. Beautiful photos and Goldie Girl is such a cutie.

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  48. now that was a nice hike!! and quite a few birds too!!
    i love how dead trees look...and that first picture is great!! like skeletons against the blue sky!!

    (eileen, thanks for the kind words...support & encouragement...)

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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.

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Have a great day, Eileen