Thursday, March 15, 2012

SWF>>>Hashawha Nature Center

I am linking up with Skywatch Friday

On the weekend hubby and I always pick some place to go for a walk, this past weekend we went to the local Hashawha Nature Center. They have miles of trails, a lake, streams, a raptor center and it is great for birding.  The sky was a beautiful blue and it was a lovely day.



A robin perched on the wires with a pretty blue sky for a background.


Hubby and I were trying to figure out what kind of tree this is? It had these little round balls hanging on the branches that the birds were picking at? 


I am seeing hawks just about everywhere I go, I believe this is a Red Shouldered.



The full moon looked beautiful last week.  I hope you enjoyed my skywatch.  As usual thank you for visting my post and for the lovely comments.

To see more beautiful skies from around the world  please visit Skywatch Friday.  Thanks to the hosting group of Sylvia, Sandy and Wren. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.

48 comments:

  1. Your photo of the hawk was wonderful! Looks like you were right underneath him! The robins have been having a field day here at home because we have built a new tree bed for the wisteria we had to move...and we have leveled 2 other beds, so they have been enjoying the "free worms" being offered!

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  2. Always enjoy seeing your pictures, Eileen. What a great area to walk about. The moon shot is beautiful!

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  3. What a great place to spend the day! Loved the birds and the trees. Also the moon shot!

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  4. Robins are back in full force & hawks are stopping by on occasion. Love the full moon shot. Luna never ceases to amaze me.

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  5. http://annkschin.blogspot.co.nz/2012/03/our-orldoutdoor-wed-gannets.html

    Kept thinking, I must find Cliff photos for you. Here's specially for you.

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  6. hi eileen, i have been seeing hawks everywhere also, i will have to google that to see why!!

    and the robins also, my yard is just packed. my nikon is in the shop so i have been using my point and shoot which is not great for bird pictures!!

    great picture of the moon, it was gorgeous this week!!

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  7. oh my word, the photo of the moon is just fantastic!!

    gorgeous images. thanks so much fro brightening my day, eileen.

    xo

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  8. Hi Eileen! I enjoyed each picture.. priceless!

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  9. loving your moon shot. i wish i knew trees!

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  10. Hi, Eileen,

    The tree with the balls looks like a sycamore to me. Beautiful photos on a picture-perfect day. Can't believe I never heard of Hashawha Nature Center while living in MD!

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  11. Hi, Eileen,

    The tree with the balls hanging from it looks like a sycamore tree to me. Beautiful photos on what looks like a picture-perfect day! Can't believe I didn't know about Harshawha when living in MD.

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  12. I haven't a clue to your tree, are the little balls spikey? A Sweet Gum has little balls but it doesn't look like one. Lucky you to see hawks, I have yet to take a photo of one.

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  13. Beautiful shots, that big moon is exceptional.

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  14. It's nice to plan something out for the weekend or weekdays because it gives you something to look forward to....we have rain in the forecast this weekend so I might be limited to house chores and reading:) Love your shot of the hawk. This looks like a nice walk.

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  15. I'm so jealous of your blue skies! That moon shot is fantastic... Glad you were able to capture it!

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  16. Very beautiful photos for SWF,Eileen!Have a nice weekend!

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  17. Very nice photos.

    Regards and best wishes

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  18. Oh Eileen, I can't imagine you would ever want to move -- you live in Paradise! So many great places to go for wildlife viewing. It even seems like you always get good weather and blue skies for your weekends.

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  19. There were a great many birds in our trees when Lindy and I went out to the back yard yesterday, but they didn't stick around for portraits. I don't think I've seen a robin yet.
    Gorgeous moon shot, Eileen. Great skywatching!
    K

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  20. That robin posed very well for you!

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  21. Ahh, so you and I have both been moon watchin! That lake looks like a nice place to walk and see birds!

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  22. Hi Eileen, That Red-Shouldered Hawk is great! I also like your photograph of the full Moon. Outstanding! Have a fantastic day tomorrow!

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  23. Great walk, Eileen. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  24. Beautiful skies, gorgeous moon and I love the robin and the eagle! Terrific captures for the day, Eileen! You do indeed live in a lovely area! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  25. beautiful Eileen...and that moon...wow!!!!

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  26. What a great place for a walk...and a super moon shot!

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  27. You got a friendly Robin!
    Lovely series.

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  28. enjoyed your photos from your walk!

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  29. Nice pics.

    I'm not much of a naturalist but I think the tree is a sycamore tree. Gotta be careful when you are running on a trail near a sycamore because the little balls will turn your foot if you hit one just right.

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  30. These are beautiful photos Eileen.
    SWF

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  31. What a lovely place for a walk!
    Great shot of the robin against that blue sky.
    Your tree is a sycamore tree. When my brother was young he got part of one of those balls caught in his throat.
    Wow, great moon shot! Well done Eileen!

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  32. such a pretty hawk, i mostly see them flying around here, but have not been lucky yet this year to capture one perched on a tree

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  33. Lovely place for a walk! I love your Robin shot and the shot of the tree against the blue sky.

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  34. Wow - such amazing shots of moon and bird!

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  35. Pretty robin ... Beautiful silvery moon ...Delightful Eileen.

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  36. I sure did! The moon shot is awesome, so close and vivid!

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  37. Looks like a great park to hike around in--nice bird photos. I LOVE your header pic--beautiful. Have a terrific weekend. Mickie :)

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  38. Looks really nice to go birding, I wish that I was there. Lovely place Eileen.

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  39. Such a nice and relaxing place to enjoy some bird watching. Have a great weekend!

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  40. Eileen I can't believe you have so many great places to visit nearby, and you even got a lovely sunny day. The Robin picture is just wonderful - it just shouts "Spring"!

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  41. I had great fun looking at these photos. Thanks for posting them!

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  42. Great captures, Eileen. I don't think I can pick a favorite because they're all so special. You really did have a clear blue sky that day. It looks like spring has sprung.

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  43. ESP from you? Today I looked up a tree and said, I want to take a photo. I did, but just one tree, not like your header.

    Glad you like my gannets,

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  44. Hi there - I like your Moon shot - such a different colour from mine.

    Cheers - Stewart M

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  45. Awesome post with a great series of shots. A spectacular moon shot!

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  46. I agree with those that identify the tree as a sycamore.

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