Sunday, September 8, 2013

Weekend walk, Sept 08

  I am linking up with Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday 

September 8, 2013

I am sharing some scenes from our weekend walk and from around our yard and neighborhood. Yesterday, hubby and I tried our luck on finding some migrating warblers. We took our weekend walk at a park in Milford Mill in Baltimore County.  It is known to be a hotspot for seeing the warblers during the Spring and Fall migrations.



Just one of the warblers we saw, I believe this is a juvie fall version of the Chestnut-sided Warbler. It was hard trying to take any warbler photos the leaves kept getting in the way.


These flowers are beautiful sight seen along the park trail.

Back in our yard, a Fritillary was on the butterfly bush, the Devil's Stick berries are waiting for the warblers to chow down and the hummingbirds are still around guarding the feeders.





I am not sure why but this has been the second tractor parade down my street, there was one last month and yesterday I was able to catch more of the parade. On a neighboring street I watched a peacock hen parade down the street.





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66 comments:

Vee said...

Maybe the pea hen was trying to catch up to the tractor parade. So cute! I have never seen a warbler, but I hear them every now and then. I love their song. I hope that you were treated to the music, too. Beautiful images. I always enjoy my visit.

grammie g said...

Hi Eileen...So many warblers, and this one has just enough showing to ID it, and I think your right!!
Pretty shot's with the sun hitting on him!!
Good one of the Hummer,and they are guarding here to!!

Oh what a funny think the tractor parade, and a parading peacock!!
Sounds like life is not dull there!!

Grace

TexWisGirl said...

i'm loving the tractor parade! and the peahen! :)

sweet little hummingbird with attitude, too.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You live in a wonderful place! Beautiful birds, beautiful flowers, wonderful nature.... a tractor parades (?)~ Goodness what more could anyone ask for! How fun.

Nancy Claeys said...

That's a busy street Eileen -- love the peahen...

Have a nice evening.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Eileen
I always enjoy what you have to share; I see so many birds that are new to me.
The tractor parade sounds like fun, never seen one in our parts.
Judith

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

A peacock hen...I was wondering what that was! How funny. Love the tractor parade. We went for a drive today and got behind a few tractors. Lovely photos as always!

Pamela Gordon said...

Eileen your photos are beautiful! The tractor parade sure is unique but fun. They don't do that on our road! I'd like to see it though. :) Have a great week. Pamela

Linda Gross said...

I wonder if the tractor parade had anything to do with Alzheimer support. I saw pictures that a friend posted from a neighboring town of a tractor parade for Alzheimer support.

I enjoyed most your photographs of the butterfly and the hummingbird.

Lynne said...

Great pictures . . . fun tractor parade. I wonder what the yellow flower is . . .

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

The bright yellow flowers are blooming around us too--I wish I knew what they were; they are a welcome color this time of year, aren't they?

Stephanie said...

Love the Warblers and you live on an interesting street.

The Furry Gnome said...

Sounds like an interesting walk.

Carole M. said...

love the butterfly on the butterfly-bush; does your hubby hard-prune it each Spring or do they not grow too much over there? The hummers too are always a favourite of mine to see Eileen; lovely post.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, I have never seen a Chestnut-sided Warbler. I sure do hope to do so one day. Your hummers look content. The tractor parade was cool. Have a fine coming week!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

What an interesting road you live on Eileen! Whatever the tractor parade was about - it made for a great photo opportunity!

You have such interesting birds and insects in the States - you did well to get those photos.

Have a good week
Shane x

Rajesh said...

Beautiful place with such lovely birds, flowers and butterflies.

Poppy said...

Hi Eileen,

You are so lucky to be able to walk in such beautiful surroundings, full of flowers and birds and wildlife. Now if that's not a breath of fresh air, then I don't know what is!

Poppy

Joop Zand said...

So many nice pictures Eileen.... like this post again very much....lovely yellow flowers have you photographed.

Greetings, Joop

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Eileen love the Hummingbird adn tractors. I see commetns are saying that bird is a peahen. Is it? Cetainly does not look like our Peahens.

Digi-Irma said...

Great colagges Eileen.
The Kolibri is my favorite.
Greetings Irma

Maggie said...

Oh, I do love a parade even if it's only tractors without a brass band!
Gorgeous shots, as always.
Have a great week, Eileen.

Blackberry Lane said...

Good Morning, I enjoyed these pics so much. What a sweet hummingbird. Hope you have a nice Monday.

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!!!Amazing scenes and beautiful pictures from your walk!!!You live in a nice area!!Birds,nature!!I like the peacock running ,and the butterfly!!
Have a happy new week!!Hugs!!
Dimi...

Stewart M said...

Great set of pictures.

All the tractors reminded me of a film called (I think) The Straight Story - its about an old man who takes a very long journey on a ride on lawn mower!

cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

A Garden of Threads said...

Warblers are so hard to find among the leaves, the birds match the leaves perfectly. Great when nesting. A tractor parade how interesting. Have a great week.

Montanagirl said...

Hi Eileen - this was a lovely set of collages. Love that tractor parade - how fun! And those yellow flowers stole my heart!

DeniseinVA said...

Great photos Eileen. Lovely birds! I saw a tractor parade yesterday. Everyone who had an old tractor going back more than 50 years got out and gave them a whirl. It was fun seeing them.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What an awesome hummingbird capture! And I love the tractors :)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I like the tractor parade and the parading peacock! You live in such an interesting area.
I always love all your bird photos!

Lorrie said...

Beautiful images. The birds are well hidden in the foliage, aren't they? But you managed to capture some great photos.
The tractor parade is cute - wonder what that was all about.

My name is Riet said...

First thank you for your sweet words on my blog.
Your bird photo's are always great and I love that parade.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wonderful bird and flower photos - the butterfly is amazing - mine flit about so much I can never capture them with the camera.

Gotta love that tractor parade - especially the guys in the tiny garden tractor - wonderful wonderful.

beyondzephyr.com said...

Gorgeous shots, Eileen! The parade looks like a fun event..

Linda Kittmer said...

Eileen, you've got some lovely shots here. Those yellow flowers are beautiful!

carol l mckenna said...

As always fantastic nature photography and what a lovely weekend treat ~ carol, xo

George said...

Thanks for sharing your weekend with us. The park is beautiful, even if it is difficult to get pictures of the warblers. The tractor parades are interesting. I hope you can discover the story behind them.

Betsy Adams said...

Glad you saw at least ONE warbler.... Sometimes if I am searching for one specific bird, I see everything BUT that one.. ha

You must be special to have a tractor parade down your street..... ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful birds and the traffic, ha ha.

Karen said...

Lovely series of shots, you have a very interesting street. Love the butterfly shot.

Happyone said...

Never heard of tractor parades. : )
I've seen quite a few tractors on the road around here but they are all working!

Joyful said...

Beautiful, peaceful scenes. Have a lovely week ;-)

Carver said...

Beautiful shots from your walk and yard. I love seeing the butterflies.

islandwonder said...

Beautiful photos! I really like the Fritillary one. I have been trying to get something similar but they move to fast for me.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

The warblers are so hard! Ours will be gone soon.
Great photos.
Cheers from Cottage Country Ontario

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I loved the warbler photos, and the tractor parade made me smile! It looks like summer is hanging on there, Eileen!

Kusum Sanu said...

Beautiful is the word!

Kusum Sanu said...

Beautiful is the word!

Ebie said...

Hi Eileen, miss blogging and visiting your blogs. These yellow blooms are really pretty. So much fun to see those birds hoping among those trees, too.

I wish there's more than 24 hours in a day.

Enjoy your week!

Photo Cache said...

nature at its best.

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos, great colors, that beautiful butterfly!

magiceye said...

Beautiful captures as always!!

Gary Phillips said...

Great post!! Boom & gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Phil Slade said...

Thanks for visiting me in Greece Eileen. I'll catch up with you soon.

Debbie said...

you provide such a wonderful spot for our feathered friends!!

great captures, i love the idea of a tractor parade!!

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

So lush and green! I love hummingbirds...we don`t have them here.

Brian King said...

Beautiful shots! One of the hardest things to do is photograph birds in trees. I don't know my warblers very well.

cquek said...

what a lovely walk... to enjoy the breeze and the scenary

Caroline Gill said...

Your top mosaic, Eileen, made me think of Spring ... so fresh, so bright! It is very autumnal here today (grey, wet, cold and windy) ... but I'm hoping the summer may yet return before it finally departs.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Those flowers are really pretty! And the birds are lovely as well. I'd love to see a peacock hen parade!

ladyfi said...

How lovely!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Eileen,

You have so many beautiful things to see on your walks. I love those butterflies and birds!

Vilt og vakkert said...

Heisann!

Thanks for sharing the walk!
Today I saw a student driving to school in a tractor.
I didn´t belive my eyes!
My colleague said he does so every day...
Have som nice days ahead ;:OD)

Hazel Ceej said...

You still got nice shots despite the leaves getting in the way. The bird to the left of the tractors - doesn't she look grand?! Queen of the road :)

Hazel

Mary Howell Cromer said...

That is funny Eileen, the peahen running down the road...maybe she wanted to be part of the big tractor parade. We only have tractors parade once a year, when our county is celebrated...hmm wonder what they have been congregating for. Happy rest of your week~

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

I don't ever remember a warbler in our backyard but the other day coming back to the deck from the garage I saw this little fellow trying to get into the kitchen through the sliding door. I am positive it was a yellow warbler. Unfortunately the camera was in the inside. Our hummingbirds are ferocious at the moment dipping and diving and chasing each other at high speed. Valerie

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