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:

Linda said...

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!

Nature Rambles said...

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

Nature Rambles said...

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

Cheryl said...

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

Ann said...

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.

Debbie said...

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!!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

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

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

xo

NewMexiKen said...

Such a pleasant place to walk!

Diane Writes said...

Hi Eileen! I enjoyed each picture.. priceless!

TexWisGirl said...

loving your moon shot. i wish i knew trees!

Arlene said...

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!

Arlene said...

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.

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

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.

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful shots, that big moon is exceptional.

Rohrerbot said...

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.

Jen said...

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

Steffi said...

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

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photos.

Regards and best wishes

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

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.

Kay L. Davies said...

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

chubskulit said...

That robin posed very well for you!

Kathie Brown said...

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

wildlifewatcher said...

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

Gary said...

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

Sylvia K said...

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

Laura said...

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

Karen said...

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

Indrani said...

You got a friendly Robin!
Lovely series.

Theanne said...

enjoyed your photos from your walk!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

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.

mary said...

These are beautiful photos Eileen.
SWF

Carletta said...

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!

betchai said...

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

Elaine said...

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

Cher said...

amazing captures, Eileen!

ladyfi said...

Wow - such amazing shots of moon and bird!

Dianne said...

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

Ebie said...

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

forgetmenot said...

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

Bob Bushell said...

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

Serline said...

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

Phil said...

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"!

Jerry said...

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

Nancy said...

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.

Ann said...

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,

Stewart M said...

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

Cheers - Stewart M

Spare Parts and Pics said...

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

Willard said...

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