Thursday, August 6, 2015

Leister Park

I am linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences
I hope you can join in on the fun and share your fence scenes and pretty skies.

For this week's Good Fence and Skywatch Friday memes I am sharing some scenes from our walk in the local Leister Park in Hampstead Md. The most common bird seen on our walk was the Brown Thrasher. There were also a lot of Gray Catbirds and American Robins, Crows, Eastern Bluebirds and lots of Barn Swallows flying over the fields.


One of the many Brown Thrashers we saw during our walk.


A Queen Anne's Lace sky.


 Brown Thrasher and a Gray Catbird off to the right.


For Tex's Good Fences, I am sharing my mosiac of fences. Above top row: American Crows, juvenile Eastern Bluebird, three Bluebirds. Bottom row a fence shot, Eastern Kingbird on fence and a Song Sparrow.


It was a pretty summer day for a walk on the trail. Pretty puffy white clouds, low humidity we could not ask for a better day for a walk.


American Robins were seen all along the trail.


For both memes the photo above show the fence between the trail and ball field and the sky is looking pretty too.


Another photo for my Skywatch Friday, I took this shot of the moon later that evening. I hope you enjoyed my post and images. Thanks for stopping by and for the nice comments.

To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
and check for more fence shots at Tex's Good Fences

Thanks to Theresa @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences and thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.    I wish everyone a happy day and weekend ahead..

91 comments:

✿ chica said...

Que maravilhosas fotos e não pude deixar de ver os lindos céus!Adorei! bjs, tudo de bom,chica

Sue said...

Eileen-I just LOVE the Queen Anne's Lace against the sky--how pretty.
Glad you had a nice outing---always nice when the weather is just "perfect".
We had low 70's yesterday with no humidity or bugs. I was ecstatic!

Margaret Adamson said...

Loved all the birds, beautiful skies, lovely collage of fences and of course the Moon shot

diane b said...

It looks a great place for walking and birding. Amazing shot of the moon.

Gayle said...

Hi Eileen. The backdrop created by the underside of the berry branch is great with the robin.

Debbie at Travel with Intent said...

Stunning moon.
And I love that lacy sky :)

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
fabulous photos of this special and wonderful area and the pretty birds.
Have a nice day, Eileen.
Best regards, Synnöve

Uppal said...

Sky watch images are amazing. Bird pictures are very well composed! A great post with interesting info!

EG CameraGirl said...

I would love that park, I'm sure!

"...E...", from VA, Beth said...

love the shot of the Queen Anne's Lace, the lane shot, fence cloud shot. ( :
looks like a fun trip. glad you did share with us. thanks!!

Bruce Clark said...

Nice group of fence shots with the perching birds.

Tom said...

The queen ann's lace against the the sky is my favorite. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
A wonderful 'tour' you have again provided! YAM xx

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Some of my favorite photos come from people sharing shots taken during their walks. This post has some neat ones! You often post a wonderful photo of the moon ... I wondered if you got a good shot of the Blue Moon on July 31? Have a great day!

Nancy Chan said...

Pretty birds and fences. Beautiful blue sky with white clouds and green grass. Oh yes, and a lovely lacy sky too!

carolann said...

Pretty birds and fences and the highlight the moon.

I enjoyed all.

TexWisGirl said...

another great moon shot! love the brown thrashers. hoping to see one here one day as another nearby texan blogger saw one in her yard earlier this year. :) thanks for the fencery and sky views!

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, the brown thrasher is a handsome bird, as is the American robin

Phyllis Oller said...

I am going to have to get out & find these places that you go, I know that they are not far from where I live, would make a good day trip for me.
I loved all of your shots. The moon at the end of your post was awesome as well, have a good day & thanks for sharing!phyllis

Sandra said...

did you ask the robin to pose in front of the pretty green limb? looks like it. the first shot of the thrasher made me smile, he looks happy

DIMI said...

Ηello Eileen!!
What a lovely place for a walk!
Beautiful scenes and images!!
Such preety birds and fences!!
Great shots of the moon and the blue sky!
Have a happy week ahead!Hugs!
Dimi..

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Gorgeous views, Eileen, and the Brown Thrasher looks really cute!

sonia a. mascaro said...

So beautiful scenes from your walk in the local Leister Park in Hampstead. I wish I could be there with you!
The birds are really lovely. And the photo of the moon is stunning!

Debbie said...

the image of the queen ann's lace took my breath away, really gorgeous!!! and that trasher, walks around like he owns the place. i am sensing a lil attitude!!!!!

AWESOME shot of the moon, it has been lovely!!!!

LV said...

It is always so nice visiting you and seeing so many lovely sights. You do an excellent job. I love the one with the leaves as a backdrop for the robin.

Christine said...

Wonderful shots Eileen! I really liked the Queen Anne's lace against the blue skies! great fences for sharing too!
Have a lovely weekend!

J said...

I love the way your robin posed so perfectly in front of the underside of the branch so there would be a pleasant contrast in your photo! The little Thrasher is really kind of a "plain Jane" compared to some you have captured, but she doesn't seem to notice! She goes about her life, just doing what she needs to do, minding her own business. People could learn a LOT from sweet little birds like her!

Kailani said...

so lovely!

Karen S. said...

Excellent moon shots, someday I'll master that too. I hope. All lovely captures, but most favorite is the fence between the field and ball park, how lovely of a place to be.

Linda W. said...

Nice pics of the brown thrasher - and your moon shot is amazing!

Jo said...

OMW Eileen, the Brown Thrasher reminds me of the Chatterer we had in Kenya - nostalgia for good birding in the Great Rift Valley.

Booth 555 said...

o wow, i love the photo of the fence between the trail and ball field! All are awesome but that is Absolutely my favorite!
~Lisa

Cloudia said...

Queen annes lace against the sky, bird with leaves backdrop...so many nice shots. You are GOOD Eileen!

Möwe von der Insel said...

Beautiful pictures Eileen :)
That brown trasher is a pretty one.
Why does he have such an ugly name?
Does he eat trash?
Love the beautiful scenes with even
more beautiful skies :))
And I love that moon shot! :))

Have a happy day!
Möwe

Mama Zen said...

All of these are just beautiful! I love thrashers!

Ida said...

Nice mosaic of the fences. I like the shot with the Queen Anne's lace under the fence. All your bird were wonderful. I've never seen a Brown Thrasher before so that was neat for me. - Lovely shot at the end.

Sue in the Wood said...

Love thrashers!

Stephanie said...

I love the second, seventh and last shots the best.

ladyfi said...

Such lovely blue skies!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Loved the fence mosaic. And the thrashers and catbirds seen....sign of Fall coming is it? Let's hope so.

Great photos as always Eileen.

Jacqueline said...

Wow, beautiful hike! That moon shot is amazing!!!

RedPat said...

I love seeing the wee Song Sparrow - they have such a beautiful tune that I love to hear!

ak-ut said...

such a beautiful sky shot - happy weekend :-)

Gemma Wiseman said...

These scenes are so appealing. Love the cloud shapes over the trail. And the brown thrasher is a most unusual brown tone.

Sylvia K said...

Love those wispy, white clouds!! Marvelous captures as always, Eileen!! Hope you have a beautiful weekend!! Enjoy!

Buttons Thoughts said...

Love the bird shots and the fence between the ball field and the trail. B

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What a generous collection of images you have given us. Multiples of birds, fences, and skies. You certainly keep the shutter on your camera going. Outstanding shot of the moon and I loved the sky and the Queen Anne's lace shot especially

Our photos said...

Very nice, and WOW those skies !!

Lowcarb team member said...

Love all your photo's especially the moon shot and the Queen Anne's Lace sky.

Happy Friday - it will soon be here.

All the best jan

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I have only seen brown thrashers a couple of times ... I think they have the weirdest eyes! I don't remember you visiting this park before ... You have the greatest places to bird nearby! Beauty sky shots too, both the blue sky with flowers and the moon. I have a Queen Anne's Lace post ready for this weekend. .... It is looking lovely on this side of the country too!

Happyone said...

My favorite picture out of the selection today is the Queen Anne's Lace and the blue sky. So pretty.
And your moon shots as always are awesome.

Brian King said...

Great photo of the thrasher! Love the detail in your moon shot!

Missy George said...

Great skies..Love the Queen Anns Lace and sky pic...Enjoy your evening..

The Yum List said...

That bone thrasher looks very cheer in the first pic.

Kathy said...

My favorite photo in the entire group is the Queen Ann's lace with the big sky backdrop. If I got down low enough to take that photo, I'd probably never be able to get back up again!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Great captures! The birds seem to decorate the landscape don't they! That shot of the moon is awesome! You have some good equipment to be able to do that! The Queen Anne's lace is blooming here too. They look pretty with the blue summery sky!

Michelle said...

A great series of photos, but I do love that fence/sky!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Brown thrasher! I saw one or two in D.C., but I couldn't get sharp enough pics to figure out what they were.
~

Rose said...

I like your fence collage, but I must say I LOVE the one below it.

bailey-road.com said...

Love that Queen Anne's Lace shot.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Gorgeous shots! I especially like your moon shot.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Outstanding shot of the Moon! I have not seen any Catbirds here in my area of FL yet. I have been occasionally spotting the Brown Thrasher and even saw on earlier tonight. Have a great Friday tomorrow!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Eileen, I really love the photo of the Queen Anne's Lace, what a great and creative angle against the gorgeous blue sky!

lina@women perspective said...

Wonderful birds, park and skies.

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Wonderful post, very nice skies and the moon is fascinating!

Linda said...

Excellent moon shot! The brown thrasher looks sporty.

rupam sarma said...

So beautiful

Indrani said...

Each shot so perfect for the memes. Very well made post.

NatureFootstep said...

that´s a Brown Trush with attitude :) Love it and you have beautiful skies :)

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Brown Thrashers, American Robins are REALLY cute♡♡♡ GORGEOUS mosiac of fences and sky pictures; you know what, your moon is always fascinate me,Dear friend♪♪♪
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Bethany Carson said...

Love the photos from the trail! The sky is so big! This summer we've had a brown thrasher nesting in the lilac bushes across from our kitchen window. I was able to get a few decent shots the other day.

Caroline Gill said...

The Brown Thrasher is quite new to me! WHAT a moon shot, Eieleen!!! Thanks so much for your kind comments on my tree post.

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

You are presenting a wonderful serie of photos again, Eileen, the first and the fifth picture are my favorites today.
Thanks for sharing the beauty and enjoy your weekend.

Katarina said...

I think your shot of the moon is amazing!
Happy weekend!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Enjoyed catching up (though I'd still rather be in NC)

Gattina said...

Beautiful pictures, love the blue sky and the moon !

magiceye said...

Superb captures as always!!

Bob Bushell said...

The Brown Thrasher is one of best, beautiful photography.

Ileana said...

Beautiful! Lave the moon! :)

DeniseinVA said...

I always enjoy your photos Eileen. It is lovely to see the thrasher again. It has been a couple of years since I saw one.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I think my favorite in this wonderful series of shots is the queen anne's lace against the blue sky! So pretty. That is also an awesome shot of the moon!
Take care and have a nice weekend!

amanda peters said...

Love the photo of the Queen Anne's Lace sky, such a pretty flower would quite like to have some in the garden.. the moon shot is stunning.. Have a lovely weekend.
Amanda xx

amo sin blogg said...

Beautiful pictures.
Nice birds.
Stunning moon-shot !!

Nice weekend :)

fredamans said...

All very nice pics.

Amy Franks said...

what an unusual little brown bird, you certainly have alot of pieces of wonderful nature there :-)

Ela said...

Oh, gorgeous views, Eileen !
Lovely pictures !!
Greetings

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Wow, Eileen that moon shot is amazing! I'd love to know how you did it!

Joyful said...

Beautiful photos. I love that middle photo where it looks like the clouds have been painted on the sky. Have a lovely weekend, Eileen.

AlexaT said...

And I must add... what superb skies, landscapes and half of moon!!!...

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

We must remember all these in February!!!!

Black Jack's Carol said...

Catching up here, Eileen. Scrolling through this post is a feast for the eyes! Your captures are magnificent! Such blue skies and lovely cloud patterns! Brown Thrashers and Catbirds are both new to me. Very pretty birds. Love the Queen Anne's Lace too. As for the fences, I always wonder how birds manage to look comfortable on the ones with wire sticking above the top rail. I guess they fit between :)