Sunday, September 20, 2015

Susquehanna River Trail


I have a list below of memes I am joining for this week, and to save time I am doing one post for all. They are all fun memes to participate in...I hope you can join in with the fun  and check out some of the participating posts. Special thanks to all the wonderful host and their memes, I hope you have some time to check them out.

Hello, I am again sharing another one of our walks. This time hubby and I were walking the trail that follows along the Susquehanna River.  The trail has great views of the river and is usually a great place to see the birds. The Bald Eagles are known to nest along this river and there is also a Great Blue Heronry.


Above first row is a Song Sparrow, unknown flycatcher, Tree Swallows. Middle row is a Double Crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Gulls. Bottom row another Great Blue Heron, Osprey on the wire and a juvenile Bald Eagle.



A view of the Susquehanna River, way in the distance is the bridge that carries Highway I-95 across the river. For my NF Tree entry the river is lined with a hardwood forest.


A view below the Conowingo Dam, the hang out with a group of DC Cormorants and one Great Blue Heron.


Some scenes from along the Susquehanna River trail, lots of trees one tree with many carved initials, some wildflowers, the river and a Red-spotted Purple butterfly.


I thought this flower was delicate and pretty, a tiny flower with spider webs. I hope enjoyed this walk with me and my hubby. We enjoyed having you along. Thanks for visiting and for the nice comments. Have a happy new week ahead!







Thanks to Judith our  host of Mosaic Monday
Thanks to Mersad for hosting Through My Lens.
Thanks to Monica for hosting NF Trees
Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to Sue for hosting Wordless Wednesday
Thanks to the hosting team of Our World Tuesday!
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

93 comments:

The Yum List said...

Is this a national park?

Margaret Adamson said...

What a gorgeous place to walk. it loks very peaceful Eileen. The Cormorants must have callled a meeting. Perhaps the heron is in the chair! Love the wild flowers and butterfly. Have a great week ahead.

Mersad said...

Wonderful shots. Especially the last one with the spider web! Thanks for linking in with Through My Lens

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
a wonderful landscape and fantastic photos of the birds. The sunshine is also amazing.
Have a nice new week ahead.
Best regards, Synnöve

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful shots
Thanks for sharing
Greetings

✿ chica said...

Um show de fotos nos mosaicos, flores, aves.Adorei! bjs, linda semana! chica

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Wonderful photos, Eileen! It's such a beautiful river and the wildflowers are indeed very delicate and pretty.
Happy Mosaic Monday!

Ana Freire said...

Hello, Eileen! Visiting you, while I have net over here...
Great shots, as usual!
Lovely views along the river... and I loved the wildflowers!
I'm terrible sorry, for not visiting you here, for quite a while, but I have not much net here, where I have been, in these last weeks. And some blogs are not easy to see, in such conditions...
But in a couple of weeks I'll be able to visit you, much more often again...
Have a great week, Eileen!
A big kiss to you...
Ana

Tomoko said...

What peaceful images of birds you have shown us. I like the flower in the last photo too. It is so modest.
Have a good week,Eileen.

podso said...

Whenever I hear Susquehanna River I think of my dad who grew up near there and spoke of it often. Your photos are wonderful as always and I especially enjoyed the last one with its delicate beauty. Have a good week!

Buttons Thoughts said...

Oh these are great shots Eileen. Great shots of nature. I LOVE them. Hug B

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Lovely shots and scenery and what a pretty delicate flower !

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

ahhh, I wanna go there

Crimson Kettle said...

Just beautiful Eileen. :-)

Cranberry Morning said...

Ah, the Susquehanna River! I love it. The last time I crossed that river, there was a herd of horses galloping along the top of the western bank. They made a beautiful memory for me!

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

It must be so fun spending time on the river trail that is so beautiful!

Sharon Wagner said...

So many pretty photos! I love the dramatic water and rocks shot.

Phil Slade said...

Greetings from Greece. I'm sorry you can't be here Eileen. But the Susquehanna view looks as beautiful as here. Enjoy your week.

Caroline Gill said...

What a magnificent header, Eileen! I also love the river shots and the little Song Sparrow (such a beautiful name, too!). Thank you for your kind comment.

Snap said...

Wow! And you see all this "wonderfulness" on your walks! Amazing! Lovely post. Have a great week!

DeniseinVA said...

All very beautiful photos Eileen and it is always hard to pick a favorite. Happy week to you :)

Cathy Keller said...

Happy Autumn to you too!!! That is quite a flock of cormorants! And as always your photos are grand! Have a wonderful day!

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful photography as always ~ nature is so beautiful! Great presentation too!

Happy Week to you,
artmusedog and carol

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Oh my.... that view down the water is outstandingly beautiful... I so love visiting you! YAM xx

EG CameraGirl said...

A lovely river the Susquehanna! So peaceful looking.

Mary Hone said...

What a great place. All those birds, so cool.

Sandra said...

i love number two, the view of the river. so peaceful and calming.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Hello Eileen!!
You always have the greatest adventures on your walks and see so much!!
loved the flock of all sorts of birds on the rocks in the river!!
Have a great week!!

Teresa Sjönberg said...

I love your river picture, it's awesome! Wow!

I hope we could see those beautiful places. Maybe we see, but I dont notice the beauty like you do. Have nive week!

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

That is quite a group of birds hanging about...and a beautiful waterway with all sorts of beauty! Enjoy your week!

NC Sue said...

The cormorants don't seem to mind the lone heron hanging out with them - they all seem quite peaceable. Would be nice if people were the same way!

Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/09/steam-powered-whatchamacallits.html

countrygardenuk said...

Beautiful scenery Eileen. Nature is truly amazing isn't it?

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Pretty bird shots, Eileen.

It's been a long time since I was close enough to the Susquehanna River to put my toes in it.
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Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The river has an interesting name and lots of wildlife enjoy the trees and rocks. Great place for a walk Eileen.
Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday.

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Your walking the trail that follows along the Susquehanna River was a great idea and thank you for sharing all the fine photos showing us the beauty. You do a great job with the Mosaics. I always enjoy your photography. Thank you for your kind comment on my Alaska post! May you have a fine week ahead!

Fun60 said...

Another great walk with so much to see.

NatureFootstep said...

hm, maybe I should move over to you. You have so many nice places to hike and enjoy. I love your world :)

TexWisGirl said...

really like the new fall header. :) pretty views and loved the purple butterfly, too.

mick said...

Great photos - the wildflowers and all the birds are really lovely and the river is especially beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

colleen said...

I especially like the shot where all the birds are sunning together.

Our photos said...

Very nice ! I love the 2nd photo !

Tom said...

Looks like a busy spot.

Missy George said...

Beautiful photos! Love your header! Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week.

maryaustria said...

Such a beautiful place! All these birds!Amazing!

Leora said...

Eileen, what a lovely series of photos! I especially like the gathering of the cormorants. Whenever I see a flower in the wild, I am in awe of the beauty of nature.

Photo Cache said...

What a wonderful walking spot. Many things to sate the senses.

Worth a Thousand Words

Wandering Wren said...

What a beautiful walk! Your photos and collages are stunning. You are an inspiration Eileen, you are truly living life to it's fullest, and not only that, you take time out to stop to admire the little birds and smell the roses (or whatever flowers you come across!) along the way. And! Wait there's more.... you always have time to stop by at all of our blogs to say hello! Something I sadly have not done as much of as I would like, thank you for being such a generous part of my blogging life!
Wren x

Happyone said...

More great pictures. I really like the delicate pretty pink flower.

Daddyphotoblog said...

What a beautiful set of photographs. These are really good. I like the one where all the birds were all perched in the middle of the river.

Thanks for sharing.

John.

Life Images by Jill said...

oh I so love a walk with you Eileen. thank you and have a wonderful week. Happy walks!

Lea said...

A wonderful series of photos!
Have a beautiful week!
Lea

Al said...

Very pretty - I love the expansive view of the river.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, I really like your new header. The picture of those Cormorants and the Great Blue Heron is really good. I so enjoy seeing your pictures of the parks and preserves. Have a great Tuesday tomorrow!

Stephanie said...

I was going to ask how does one pronounce the name of this park. It is certainly a beautiful place. Lovely birds to view through your lens.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Look at all those birds! The Susquehanna River trail looks to be a birder's paradise, Eileen!

Kalantikan said...

Hello Eileen, i am back in blogging, haha. Seeing a lot of birds in one spot i guess is real awesome, i haven't seen a spot like that in my country. I saw once in Auckland but they are seagulls with people on the beach, not the real wild ones. I also love that lonesome flowering plant.

ladyfi said...

Looks like a wonderful place!

Marie C said...

Wonderful images, Eileen!

Birgitta said...

Wonderful nature photos! Birds,flowers, water!

Amy Franks said...

oh gosh I sure would like to go there myself, now that it's Spring here i"m hoping I can start getting out and about more.

Stephanie@stephsjoy said...

A great spot for a walk! Love the photo of the comorants.

Kate said...

What a cool place to walk. Lots of nice shots.

Christine said...

Clearly a super place to see lots of nature's beauty and birdlife! I loved that you mentioned the I-95 bridge as it brings back fond memories of our vacation time in MD and PA! I'll know for next time to stop and walk the trails! Thanks Eileen!

September Violets said...

Love these shots Eileen. The first view of the river (& bridge) is beautiful! What a lush place for wildlife and plants.
Wendy

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I love that you are always at the most interesting natural places.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

It looks like a lovely park to capture great shots of nature! Have a super day!

Andrea Priebe said...

Where do you live again? I think I want to move there. You seem to have the best of everything and you are so adept at capturing it all on camera. Love your groupings. Have a wonderful day, Eileen.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Debbie said...

Hi Eileen, you always do such a beautiful job with these mosaics!! This looks like a great hang out spot for the bigger birds!! I loved the purple flower, dressed with cob webs for early Halloween!!

Small City Scenes said...

Cormorants always seem to hang out in a pack or a flock or whatever one calls a bunch of corms.
MB

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful river, beautiful birds also.

Mascha said...

A marvellous walk and great photos - thanks for sharing.
Enjoy the autumn time

Charlotta said...

Lovely photos of nature around you.
Have a wonderful week!

Les Fous du Cap said...

Great pictures ;-)
Céline & Philippe

Silver Parrot said...

What a beautiful location for a walk. Love the butterfly photo!

Christian Weiß said...

A wonderful area and beutiful photos.

Rose said...

You have so many wonderful pics of wildlife...I bet it would be fun to sit and scroll through your archives.

Marcia said...

Wow! So many comments. Wondered if you got to the Baltimore Harbor to see the brown boobies? We happened upon them on a walk we were on along the harbor. Didn't see them close up but the Sun has some good photos.

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Eileen, hope your week is going well.
Beautiful photo's here again, I especially like the view of the Susquehanna River... the way the trees leaves frame the photo is great.

All the best Jan

TheChieftess said...

Some beautiful shots!!!

GreenComotion said...

Nice post with very colorful flowers and birds, Eileen.
Carved initials on trees - whoda thunk? :)
Have a Great Day!
Peace :)

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

so pretty. have i ever admitted to you how sometimes i get confused as to whether i have written to you on your blog because i see your pics on FB ... i think oh i have visited Eileen ... & then i think oh no that was FB. i think i did that this week. or maybe i need to think about it again? any who ... hope you are well ... i am so happy fall is so close. ( :

magiceye said...

Beautiful captures!!

Karen said...

Oh, I'd love to walk where you do. Great scenery!

Linda said...

Lovely images! Back when I was a young teen, I took a picture as we crossed the Susquehanna and it came out slightly cloudy but in a dreamy way. So that's what I remember about that river.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen, What a nice selection of birds in your mosaics. Your nature walk was so interesting, and all your captures are great. Love that purple butterfly.

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the view of the river and all the flowers. Enjoy your day, Eileen!

Noushka said...

WOW, your new header is fantastic, lovely Monarch!
Great pictures of Susquehanna River!
Enjoy your day Eileen :)

Hilde said...

Awesome pictures of beautiful nature!
Visiting from Trees n Branches, greetings from Hilde
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Rambling Woods said...

Beautiful series.. this river runs near my daughter's house and I want to get some photos when it isn't snowing or raining...Michelle

CountryMouse said...

A lovely collection ... I love all the birds gathered on the rocks and the river looks like a great place to hang out.

Helma said...

Beautiful pictures Eileen and the many cooperation of many other bloggers :-)

June Caedmon said...

Wonderful collection, Eileen! Thanks for taking us along!

Jodi said...

I've heard really good things about the Conowingo Dam. Maybe one of these days I'll actually visit... thanks for posting these beautiful and tempting images to convince me! Good to connect with another blogger in Maryland. :-)