Sunday, January 4, 2015

Loch Raven Reservoir

I am linking up with   Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday 

I am sharing last weekend's walk at the Loch Raven Reservoir..It was a pretty day to be out walking and this is a nice spot when they close the road for the weekend for the walkers, bikers and joggers. All kinds of peeps were out enjoying the scenery and weather..



Loch Raven is one of three reservoirs in Baltimore county, they hold the drinking water for Baltimore City...


In the winter months the ducks, gulls and coots seem to make Loch Raven their winter home.


We saw 4-5 eagles..both adult Bald Eagles and the juveniles..In the mosaic above and the photo on the left there is an adult eagle sitting in the top of one of the pine trees .




Can you find it?


I love the reflection shot of the Canada Geese and I was amazed at the numbers of American Coots.. There must have beeen hundreds of them in rows on the lake and along the shores..



One of my favorite shots from our outing.. I hope you enjoyed my walk and post..I wish you all a happy week, a happy January and a happy New Year.

I use Pic Monkey to create my mosaics, you can use Pic Monkey free or pay for an upgraded version.
I hope you can join in on our fun at  Mosaic Monday and   Our World Tuesday

 Thanks to Judith our  host of Mosaic Monday and to the hosting group of Our World Tuesday: Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia, Sandy and Jennifer.  I wish everyone a happy week ahead!



81 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

These are a beautiful collection of shots. I especially love the reflection shot of the Canada Geese

Missy George said...

Found the Eagle..Beautiful pictures of the reservoir...Happy New Year Eileen

waldlaeufer68 said...

Super pictures that pleases me best with the eagles  Regards Frank

Mama Zen said...

The shot of the geese is my favorite, too!

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
These are beautiful collages.
I see the eagle sitting on the branch of the tree.
Best regards, Irma

Linda W. said...

Looks like a lovely day! Love that blue sky! And seeing eagles is always a bonus. I like your last photo of the geese swimming.

TexWisGirl said...

love the reflecting geese! and beautiful blues!

Sandra said...

the reflections in the last one are so good you could turn the ducks upside down and not know it. i love the trees in the two left boxes of number 3 .. could not find the eagle, i see 3 in that box.

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
fantastic photos of this special and beautiful area. Your last shot with the reflection in the water is stunning !
Best regards, Synnöve

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

I admire your every picture.
I marvel at the beautiful birds, blue skies and beautiful landscapes.
Greetings.

Bethany Carson said...

*Love* the reflection photo of the geese! Looks like a great place for a walk or hike!

Sue said...

Very nice, Eileen.
Looks like a beautiful outing.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!
Wow!What a lovely place to visit!
Such lovely birds that you saw!
Great shots !My favorite is the Canada Geese with the amazing reflection!
Amazing capture indeed!Thank you for sharing!
Have a happy week!
Dimi...

✿ chica said...

Simplesmente fantásticas as fotos!Adorei! bjs, chica

Saun said...

Yep I found him great series!

Black Jack's Carol said...

Such a beautiful outing, Eileen, and that reflection shot is a stunner. Love all the shots, but the one of a raptor in flight (juvenile Bald Eagle, I think) is neat - such a pretty arc. Have a wonderful day. Many thanks for all the beauty you share!

Diane AZ said...

What a beautiful place, I love all the water and trees and of course the birds!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Those are great, Eileen.

I just made it back to W.V. for a few days. I'm hoping our suet feeder gets us some nice woodpecker photo ops.
~

podso said...

Wonderful photos. The water is so clear and still.. I see why the last photo is your favorite!

Juni said...

OI Eileen, adorei seu blog! Essas fotos com o reflexo dos patos no lago ficaram perfeitas!
Beijos e feliz 2015.

Our photos said...

Wonderful series !

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

The reservoir has so many birds living there! The weather looked mild on this walk.

I hope you are enjoying retirement, Eileen! My husband says sleeping late is a delight since he retired in October. Happy New Year!

The happy wanderer. said...

I like the reflections photos too. It's good to know the program you use to create the mosaics, so thanks for sharing it.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Amazing shots - winter walks are wonderful.

Mary Cromer said...

Yes, I can see the Bald Eagle in the top of the conifer tree, and I am so looking forward to seeing some down this way in the not too distant future. I hope that you have a great week~

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful images Eileen.

Linda Kay said...

I love PicMonkey. Your mosaics are wonderful.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, The American Coots are fun and great to see. Nice pictures and collages. Have an extra-good Monday tomorrow!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Goodness Eileen, the perfectly still waters have provided the best reflection photo of the two geese.
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

Stephanie said...

Really nice shots! I prefer the mosaic pattern from Pic Monkey. I need to visit that site soon.

Brian King said...

That's a beautiful place! I'm envious of your eagle sightings!

Michelle said...

Great reflection with the geese!

Debbie said...

I'm pretty sure I see the eagle. Your reflection images are really exceptional!!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

What a pretty place to take a walk! Lovely winter reflections. xo Karen

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Eileen, you find the best places to go and take the best photos! This is another amazing place I'd never heard of, but now feel like I've visited!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I think it's wonderful to find places like this that are close to a big City! It almost seems like magic to find nature there. Love all the pictures and did see that eagle ( I've had lots of practice lately;)))!

Marvin said...

Beautiful photos. The geese and reflection is a real winner! Have a great 2015.

Lorrie said...

What a lovely outing. There is much to see at any time of year out in nature. Your images are beautiful.

Linda said...

Beautiful photos, Eileen. How nice to see some of our Canada geese, too. :)

Maggie said...

Loch Raven is stunning, the scenery amazing and your images as always breathtaking.
Wishing you a wonderful 2015 from Normandy, enjoy your retirement!

Stewart M said...

Great reflections of the geese. Looks a good place for a walk.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Sara D.B. said...

Looks like a very interesting spot.
The blue sky and water and the reflections are lovely!
Happy New Year, dear Eileen!

DeniseinVA said...

Very enjoyable photos Eileen. The reflections of the geese are as smooth as glass. Beautiful area!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

All nice shots. Loved visiting the reservoir with you.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Nice place to walk an take pictures.. A lot of birds. Regards..

aspiritofsimplicity said...

A very happy New Year to you. We have a great many Canadian and Brant geese who hunker down in the park nearby. They are lovely to watch....a bit messy though if you want to walk through the park.

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Eileen what beautiful serene spaces here that the wildlife certainly enjoys too. And I agree that picture of the geese reflected in the water is stunning...well done.

".E." Lizard Breath Speaks, Beth said...

i love the bloggy changes. very fun. have a great week. i enjoy the views. take care. ( :

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

It's so lovely there and I like that last photo the best...beautiful!

Minoru Saito said...

Happy New Year. Wow! There are many beautiful photos. The reflection photos are very cool. Thanks for sharing.Wishing you nice days.

ladyfi said...

Such pretty shots of this lovely place.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful place with so many lovely birds around.

Evanir said...

Amada venho te desejar um abençoado ano novo
a você e seus familiares.
Um feliz 2015 beijos.
Evanir..

Phil Slade said...

What a great idea to close the Loch off to vehicles and so good that the weather played ball. You have ome lovely shots of the lake with all those wildfowl, not mention 4 or 5 eagles - I wish.

Have a great week ahead Eileen.

maryaustria said...

A wonderful place to take a walk! Your photos are amazing!

mick said...

Great photos of a very interesting place and of course the Canada Geese and their reflections are perfect! I hope the year ahead is a good one for you.

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely montage of photography of nature's gems, Eileen.

Happy New Year to you,
artmusedog and carol

Giga said...

Beautiful place with clean water for sure. Well there's birds. Regards.

Fun60 said...

What a good idea to close the road and give priority to the walkers and nature lovers.

Ela said...

Eileen, this is excellent collection of photos ! Thanks for sharing !
Have a nice week :)

NatureFootstep said...

I can+t wait for the canadians to return. Will be so fun but probably another month till they do.

Ailime said...

Olá Eilllen, adorei todas as fotos! Esse lago é lindíssimo e os gansos do Canadá proporcionaram magníficos efeitos nas águas! Grande pontaria;))!
Desejo que tenha uma feliz aposentadoria!
Se puder observe mais fotos do mar daqui em: http://ailime-ecos.blogspot.pt/ captadas ontem.
Abraços!
Feliz 2015!
Emília

Inger said...

Looks like a lovely place.

Carver said...

What a wonderful place to walk. Beautiful shots.

Susan said...

Hello Eileen, I thoroughly enjoyed looking around the Loch Raven Reservoir through your eyes. An amazing array of birdlife and what a thrill to sight those Eagles! I too especially love your last photo - beautiful in every way. Such a peaceful area to visit, thank you :D)

Knipsa Passtscho said...

What a wonderful place to go for a walk!
So much nature :)
Love the last one!
【ツ】Knipsa

colleen said...

I'm transported!

Felicia said...

all lovely images but the last one is a beauty.

Happyone said...

Lovely pictures as always. It was nice taking a walk with you. : )

Al said...

What a pretty place. Have a wonderful 2015!

diane b said...

Love the last shot too. It looks a great place for a walk.

theflutteringleaf said...

Gorgeous series of shots, looks like my kind of place, beautiful and peaceful. You captured some great reflections too, have a great week.

Indrani said...

First of all a very happy new year to you Eileen! Hope you had a good start! :)

These collages are so wonderful, great mix of pics.

The Yum List said...

Wow, check out those tall tall trees in the first collage. Majestic.

Powell River Books said...

All our Canada Geese have gone south. They don't go far, but they do leave our Coastal BC home. - Margy

Life Images by Jill said...

it is always wonderful to go on virtual "walks" with you Eileen. I look forward to more in 2015. Happy New Year and thank you for stopping by my blog and your support over the past year.

Poppy said...

Happy New Year, Eileen!

Your last pic of the Canada Geese is absolutely breathtaking! I cannot get over how calm the water looks, rich, gel-like, even. The Greeks say 'The sea is pure oil', when it looks like this. The Canada Geese must be enjoying their swim, refreshed and ready for take off!

Have a lovely day, Eileen!

Poppy

Pat Tillett said...

It looks like a fantastic place to explore and walk around in. I'm betting that it also looks great there when everything greens up. Excellent photos Eileen!

Lois said...

I did enjoy your walk and the pictures! This area is so pretty. My sister lives in Bel Air and works in Havre De Grace. I will be visiting her in June.

David Gascoigne said...

Canada Goose is so common that we tend to overlook them, but it really is a stunningly beautiful bird as your pictures show.

Photo Cache said...

In the last image, the water is so still, it looks like glass. And the reflection of the geese is fabulous.

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