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:

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

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  2. 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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  8. I would love that park, I'm sure!

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  9. 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!!

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  10. Nice group of fence shots with the perching birds.

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

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

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  13. 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!

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

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  15. Pretty birds and fences and the highlight the moon.

    I enjoyed all.

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  16. 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!

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

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  18. 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

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  19. 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

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  20. 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..

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

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  22. 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!

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  23. 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!!!!

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  24. 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.

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

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  26. 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!

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  27. 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.

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

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

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  30. 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

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

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  32. 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

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  33. All of these are just beautiful! I love thrashers!

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  34. 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.

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

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  36. 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.

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

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

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  39. such a beautiful sky shot - happy weekend :-)

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

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

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

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  43. 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

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  44. Very nice, and WOW those skies !!

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  45. 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

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  46. 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!

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  47. 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.

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

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

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  50. That bone thrasher looks very cheer in the first pic.

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  51. 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!

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  52. 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!

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

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

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

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  56. Love that Queen Anne's Lace shot.

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  57. Gorgeous shots! I especially like your moon shot.

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  58. 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!

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

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

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  61. Excellent moon shot! The brown thrasher looks sporty.

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

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

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  64. 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*

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  65. 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.

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

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  67. 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.

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

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

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  70. Beautiful pictures, love the blue sky and the moon !

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  71. The Brown Thrasher is one of best, beautiful photography.

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  72. 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.

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  73. 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!

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  74. 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

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

    Nice weekend :)

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

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

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

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

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

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  81. We must remember all these in February!!!!

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  82. 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 :)

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