Sunday, March 11, 2012

Birding & Walking at Loch Raven

I am linking up with Mosaic Monday and Sunday Bridges   and Our World Tuesday

On Saturday, hubby and I took a walk locally at the Loch Raven Reservoir. The reservoir is one of three reservoirs that Baltimore City owns for their drinking water. On the weekends part of the road around the reservoir is closed for hikers, bikers and joggers. It is a very pretty and scenic area to view while you are out walking.  I also enjoy the birds in the lake, we saw Bufflehead ducks, a Gadwall, a Mute Swan, lots of seagulls and Canada Geese.


In the mosiac I have pictured top left a Bufflehead duck, a flock of seagulls being fed, one of the bridges going over the lake, middle left a Gadwall, middle right is a Mute Swan, bottom row is the same bridge and more seagulls.






It was a windy and chilly day so we did a brisk walk on the road and walk down closer to the lake to look at the birds.



This swan was quite a ways out in the water but I swear it was giving me the evil eye.



Goldie Girl begging to go for a swim in the lake.



To see more wonderful mosaics and photos please visit Mosaic Monday  and Sunday Bridges  and Our World Tuesday.  Thanks to all the wonderful host of these fun memes. Also, thanks for stopping by to see my post. I hope everyone has a wonderful week. Happy Spring!!!

54 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

what lovely photos, specially the buffleheads, they're suvh striking looking ducks!

TexWisGirl said...

Love all the blues in your pics. And the group of gulls, too. Hi goldie girl!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice shots.

Regards and best wishes

Linda said...

I so want to go! Your photos just enlarge my list of places I must see...my photography bucket list, I guess! Thanks for the beautiful shots. Goldie Girl is such a pretty girl...

Marina said...

Your photos are magnificent! I've tried to take pictures of the birds, and it takes a lot of patience. Have a great week!

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

Your right, that swan does look like he is giving you the evil eye! Thank you for sharing your walk.

Emille said...

That's a great bird pic, Eileen -they posed, just for you!
did you use a special lens for your header? I love it!

NixBlog said...

Delightful captures, Eileen. I do enjoy walking virtually with you and taking in all the wonderful sights and the wildlife.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

The reservoir water is so blue! It looks like a nice place to walk, Eileen. yes, I agree, that sawn was watching you ...lol!

Happy Mosaic Monday!

Carol said...

Love the captures, Eileen, so pretty on the water! Cool bridge. Goldie Girl looks like she's enjoying the day, too :)

Pondside said...

I imagine that I can hear the screech of the gulls and the quacking of the ducks. What a wonderful place to walk!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

What a lovely place to walk and take photos...I am always so excited when I spy a swan...there is something so magical about them.

Jean said...

Yet another great birding trip.
I really like your header photo!

podso said...

Eileen your photos are marvelous and your new top photo is just amazing. Hope you have a great week!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The water is so pretty and blue and there are lots of birds to view...a perfect place to walk! ♥

Tammy said...

awww...I think Goldie Girl is my favorite :)

shirley said...

You are lucky to have such a nice place to walk, ride and enjoy nature. Beautiful pictures!

rainfield61 said...

Those birds do enjoy their late winter.

Rohrerbot said...

That looks like a cool walk:) The swan giving you the evil eye...well, may have been doing so:) I don't trust those guys...or geese near me. They can do some damage:)

Pat said...

Gorgeous images, Eileen!!

And I absolutely love your banner photo. Amazing!

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Ann said...

e have a duck called whio, pronounced Fi O, and it is an endangered duck. I like your seagulls gathering.

I should post my latest, sea gull gathering at some one's roof top.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

There is that lovely pup-cub, all happy to take a walkies with the parents;) Lovely images Eileen and it looks like the Mute Swan may be a second year out swan...something about the colouration, or it may have been the glorious sunlight~

kulasa said...

oh, those shots are all so beautiful...you just gave me a huge smile here...viewing winged friends is such a treat to the eye and soul...

Ingmarie We said...

Lovely photos and mosaic. Really great birdphotos.

Mama Zen said...

Lovely pictures!

LadyD said...

Lovely images of beautiful birds. The surroundings are quite nice. What a beautiful outdoor day. You captured it well, wow!!

Riet said...

You make the most beautiful bird photo's Eileen. I love them all. Have a nice week

Phil said...

Looks a nice day for walk Eileen even if it was windy, blowing waves across the lake in your picture. Like the Buffleheads and those gulls look like Ring-billed. Goldie Girl seemed to enjoy the walk too.

Teacup-In-The-Garden said...

Great shots!
Have a wonderful week,
Markus

Irene said...

Lovely shots, Eileen.

Wish you a great week!

Irene

Gary said...

Great walkand your dog is such a beauty!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

First of all, I love your header!! I do love looking up!! And all of your captures are fantastic! I love the birds and the water! Looks as though you had a wonderful day out! Thanks for sharing the beauty with us! Such a beautiful world you do have! Enjoy your day!

Sylvia

Debbie said...

awww goldie is just too cute for words!!

you got some great shots, we really do enjoy so many of the same things!!

Kay L. Davies said...

I love the photo of Goldie Girl. She's just lovely.
And I always enjoy photos of waterbirds.
K

Kathiesbirds said...

Eileen, what a pleasant way to pass the day! Food for the eyes and the soul! Love it!

Indrani said...

You always have a wonderful variety to present. Lovely pictures.

Genie said...

What a fascinating series of beautiful photos today. The bridge is an impressive one as are all of the birds. You really got some grand shots. genie

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great birding place, great birds! I'm really impressed that they close the road on weekends.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

OH Eileen, You all live in such a great place and can visit all of these wonderful places to see the water birds... AWESOME... That swan is giving you a dirty look for sure... ha ha

We are home from our 2nd trip is a month--and both of us have colds.. Yuk! Guess it will be REST for this upcoming week for both of us.

Hugs,
Betsy

Rajesh said...

Beautiful birds. So many of them all in one place.

Elaine said...

Looks like a delightful walk!

mick said...

Great photos and the reservoir looks like a very nice place to visit.

Gattina said...

Lovely pictures ! Seagulls always make me think of my holidays in England ! There are so many and they wake me up early mornings !

stardust said...

I like the lovely birds, the shimmering blue water, and the ripples showing how windy it was. Thanks for sharing your joyful walk in spite of the cold.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - the swan does look to be giving you a bit of a glare!

Stewart M - Australia

kanak7 said...

I can feel the chill looking at your images. Especially the view of the water and the trees in the background. What a great shot of the birds! Love them all!!

ladyfi said...

Hope Goldie Girl got her swim - what an adorable face!

Lovely shots.

Snap said...

Loch raven looks like a wonderful spot. It's always nice to see Goldie!

Carver said...

I enjoyed this trip to the reservoir. Wonderful shots.

Nancy Claeys said...

A fabulous collection of birds and water, Eileen. A beautiful place to take in nature's gifts. :)

Vita Stunder said...

Amazing series, Eileen!
Have a great week!

Ebie said...

Oh, how pretty! I bet Goldie Girl is enjoying too, as much as I am. So many different things to see in one place. The swan really looks so cute.

W. Latane Barton said...

What a wonderful walk that was... I enjoyed tagging along.