Sunday, April 3, 2016

North Point State Park


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, hubby and I like to visit a local park called North Point State Park. I have posted about our visits to this park numerous times with the Little Blue Herons, Tri-colored Herons, Egrets, Bittern and more. On this day we went mainly to see one of my favorite woodpeckers..the Red-headed Woodpecker.


Groom time, the Red-head woodie trying to look more beautiful.


The Red-headed woodpecker is one of my favorites. But, then again I love all the woodies. The Black Marsh trail area has a lot of dead trees that the woodies love.


One of the views from the Black Marsh Trail, I like the reflections in this shot.


I love the red berries, they really pop in this winter view of the marsh.


Above is a barn and farm near the park, various birds have been spotted on the field, far far away I caught a sighting of a flock of Killdeer and Robins.



Not many barns are found in this area of Baltimore County, I did manage to find just one for Tom's Barn Collective meme.


I counted nine American Robins above, I guess they were finding some good bugs in the ground. I hope you enjoyed the cute woodie and my post. As always, I appreciate the visits and your nice comments.  Have a happy new week ahead!

As always thanks to the wonderful group of hosts listed below.
Thanks to Tom for hosting The Barn Collective
Thanks to Judith our  host of Mosaic Monday
Thanks to Monica for hosting NF Trees
Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to the hosting team of Our World Tuesday!
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

89 comments:

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Great shots of your red headed woodpeckers and I see you have lots of robins out and about!! Very nice --- getting the reflections from the trees!! Have a great week Eileen!!

Janneke said...

That red-headed woodpecker is a cutie. I love the field with the farm on the background. All great photos.

Sandra said...

we get the red head woodies but not those sparrows. what a wonderful environment they have on that pond...

Martin Kloess said...

Wonderful, thank you appreciate this

Sue said...

Hi Eileen-great shots of the redheaded woodpecker. They're one of my favorites as well, though I don't see them here...just on travels.
It's snowing like crazy here-hope you don't end up with it.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful photos, and a very cute litte woodie. Here we have one who wakes us up earlier and earlier every day with its knocking ;)

Have a nice new week ahead!

TexWisGirl said...

i was thrilled to finally spot a redheaded here last year! they're so beautiful!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
That woodpecker is something special!!! YAM xx

Tom said...

Eileen, thanks for finding these barns while on your wildlife quest. Both your wonderful birds and the barns are important features of the landscape. Thanks for sharing and I hope that you will be able to return again soon.

diane b said...

Just love the reflection shot and the birds with the red helmets on.

RedPat said...

I love the woodpeckers too! I've spotted several flocks of robins around town this weekend and I think they are in shock now because it is snowing and has turned cold. They probably wish they had stayed south for another week!

Linda said...

So lovely! Thank you so much for sharing.

Rose said...

Great photos of the Red-headed woodpecker. Glad you had a barn to join with.

Have a nice week!

Michelle said...

That red headed woodpecker is so handsome! Love that vibrant red!

Stephanie said...

Super shots of the Red Headed Woodpecker. Love seeing where you visit to see the birds and your beautiful park.

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Pretty red-head!
And, a nice sized one too.
Great captures, Eileen.
Have a Happy Week!!
Peace :)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I've never seen a red-headed-woodpecker, but they are supposedly around -- But we do have Robins ... :-)!

jandi said...

Beautiful little robins! Love the gorgeous woodpecker! Have a beautiful day!

Linda W. said...

I love the red headed woodpecker! So pretty! Thanks for sharing your photos.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I have yet to see a robin here this spring, but maybe now that we will have a break from snow they will appear--the weather should be good here all week. I do see red headed woodpeckers from time to time--the owls look for them too!

Have a wonderful week, Eileen

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wonderful wonderful - love the little woodpecker. All the views are charming - wonderful reflection. Happy week to you my friend.

Mersad said...

The North Point State Park seems to be a photographers dream. Lots to see and take pictures of.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

NIce series of pictures..The red-headed woodpecker is so beautiful.. Cheers..

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Belas fotografias.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Wow, the Red-headed woodpecker does look beautiful!
Great photos, Eileen, as always: beautiful birds and serene landscapes.
Happy Mosaic Monday!

rupam sarma said...

Awesome photos.
Have a nice week ahead.

Gayle atMuldoon said...

Love the woodie of course. Have been trying for a pileated. Lots of evidence but no bird in the area at the time. Happy Day.

riitta k said...

The red headed woodie is a pretty bird! Never seen...

Ana Freire said...

I never had saw a Red-Head...
Amazing images, Eileen!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!
Have a great week ahead!
A big kiss!
Ana

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Your woodie is gorgeous. We only have Northerns around here, and a rare Paleated.

Irma said...

Hi Eileen,
Beautiful series of photos.
I love the red-headed woodpecker
Best regards, Irma

Tomoko said...

Hello,Eileen
Your red-headed woodpecker is so pretty. I see how you like the bird!!
That barn is also lovely. Happy spring.

Lynne said...

I liked that little red head . . .
Nice pics . . .

Mary Hone said...

I love the red head woodie bird. How awesome is he!

Christine said...

He's a very handsome fellow with his bright red head! Thanks for sharing your time in this lovely area with us, Eileen.
Have a lovely week.

Linda Kay said...

Eileen, isn't nature wonderful for the creation of such a lovely bird with a red head?

Denise inVA said...

I have never laid sight of a red-headed woodpecker before, only in photos. Great shots Eileen. Have a great week :)

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Such a pretty Red-headed Woodpecker. Grooming is so important for birds to do. Have a great day today!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful bird. I like the color combination.

Hannele Toivon Vintiltä said...

Thanks for the red headed bird! New one to me.

Bob Bushell said...

I love the Red-headed Woodpecker, excellent series Eileen.

Happyone said...

The red headed woodpecker looks great.
I've been seeing lots a robins together too.

Debbie said...

You must be thrilled with the images of the red heads, they are wonderful!!! You have such wonderful parks and nature centers!! Have a great week Eileen!!!!!

Fun60 said...

The woodpeckers are very attractive birds.

Prunella Pepperpot said...

I love all your birdie images, the red-head woodie is stunning and the blue sky is the perfect backdrop.
Have a wonderful week ahead Eileen :)

Phil Slade said...

Hi Eileen. The Red-headed Woodpecker must take the prize for bird of the day. The red colour is so vivid. You definitely haave some great walking spots near to you so enjoy them all in the coming spring.

Have a wonderful week ahead.

Caroline Gill said...

What a superb Red-headed Woodpecker - and your Black Marsh Trail photo is wonderful. I love those reflections and the depth of field you have captured.

jeannettestgermain said...

Thank you Eileen and appreciate you being a part of SEASONS with this handy birdfeeder! Have a great week:)

Cathy Keller said...

Wonderful photos, as always! But my favorite photo is the one of the barns! Wishing you a grand week!

Our photos said...

Wonderful shots !

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous nature shots as always ~ Wonderful!

Wishing you peace in each day ~ ^_^

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That woodpecker is wonderful -- I see them once in a while here in our RV Park (starting about now, which is either because they are just now migrating through or because they hide out until most of the snowbirds leave, which also happens about this time.)

Photo Cache said...

I enjoy my birdwatching every week. Thanks!

Worth a Thousand Words

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Great shots of the red headed woodpecker Eileen, a whole flock of killdeers is exciting. I've seen nesting pairs occasionally but with all the house building they're losing their ground habitat.

Missy George said...

We don't see Red Headed Woodies here..Great pictures..I love the Woodpeckers as well..We have mostly Downies and Red Bellies..
Have a super week..

September Violets said...

I sure DID enjoy the red-headed woodie Eileen! What a wonderful bird sighting. I've never seen one myself. I haven't even seen the oddly named red-bellied woodie! My sister was telling me she saw him and some bluebirds at her farm on the weekend. I was jealous! That's a beautiful shot of the marsh too ... love the name of the trail :) Have a great week!
Wendy

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The robins always seem like a sign of Spring! But here in FL we see them in the winter months. Enjoy your week! Hugs, Diane

Debby Ray said...

What a beauty that red-headed woody is! I never see them here...only red-bellied and the downy. Great shots!

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

I like woodies too. Do you heard them knocking on wood when you were walking around? Sometimes I hear the knocks and start looking up until I find the bird.

Birgitta said...

Great photos! Have a wonderful day Eileen!

Linda said...

The reflection is impressive and I love the red-head!

NatureFootstep said...

loved your little Red-head woodie. A gorgeous woodpecker. And the wet land reminded me of Queensland in a way :)

aktuellabilder said...

What a cute redheaded bird.

Klara said...

that's a nice woodpecker! great place to walk, observe and take photos.

Anu said...

Great photos agine! When I was child I read comics called “Woody Woodpecker”. I think that “Woody” was the Red-headed woodpecker.

Amy Franks said...

wow those red woodpeckers are such pretty birds, wish we had them here. hope your week is going well so far :-)

Indrani said...

The red head against the blue sky looks beautiful. So does the brown tummy against the green grass. :)
Great shots.

Mary Cromer said...

Hi my friend, just so beautiful and I wish that I could see our Red-Headed Woodpeckers her in my back yard. Funny thing they thrive two blocks away, all the same as here, in the woods. You got some wonderful shares of the ones you have seen on your outing with your hubby. Have a great week Eileen~

Lowcarb team member said...

Hello Eileen
Once again a lovely selection and I think you've captured the Red-head woodie so well.

... and yes, I like those reflections too.

Enjoy your day

All the best Jan

Mildred said...

A delightful collection of pictures; I especially love the woodpecker. I hope you are enjoying a nice week. Can't wait for your lilies to bloom!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Good Morning Eileen,
I have been gardening these past few days, so a little late in my visits.
While I have been in the garden I have been enjoying listening to the birds, an occasional woodpecker, a hoot owl, red wing blackbird and more.
I enjoyed this picture of this cute woodpecker!
Happy Tuesday,
Jemma

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Nice collection of beautiful photos. I like the Black Marsh Trail's photo very much. Thanks for sharing.

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

I wish we had red-headed woodies too! The poor robins are having a hard time with the water frozen and the snow everywhere and 15 degree temps here in my past of NY....they didn't plan on this... 3 or more days of nasty winter coming again...have a good week.

Donna@GardensEyeView
and LivingFromHappiness

John eos shooter said...

Beautiful woodpecker, great species! Gr. John

Nancy Chan said...

Love the red headed woodpecker, so unique and so pretty! Lovely view of the Black Marsh Trail and love to see the red berries too.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I see lots of woodpeckers with red heads.

But I never see the Red-headed woodpecker...thanks, Eileen!
~

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

What a handsome chap that red headed woodpecker is! I'm sure his plumage is grey rather than blue, but he looks like an All-American bird from the way his colouring has been captured! Wishing you a happy week!

The happy wanderer. said...

I always enjoy seeing Woodpeckers as we don't have them.

Crimson Kettle said...

Hi Eileen, I love your shots of the robins and the woodpecker. As I read your post I had a greater spotted woodpecker on my bird table. They are so colourful aren't they. Have a good week :-)

Helma said...

Hi Eileen,
I'm sometimes quite jealous of the beautiful birds that you always show.
The Red-head woodie I also have never seen before. Just beautiful!
Greetings, Helma

Andrea Priebe said...

We have a Red Headed Woodpecker that lives in our neighborhood, but he doesn't come around very often anymore ... too much competition. I assume he has found a suet source that is less busy than mine. Haven't seen him this year yet ... most of my Woodpeckers stay all winter, but not the Red Headed ... he heads south, maybe to where you are :) Nice series, Eileen. So many birds and clearly you have the time to see them all :)

Andrea @ From The Sol

Nette Cecilia said...

Lovley one the red head ,Nette

Powell River Books said...

I've been hearing lots of woodpeckers working in the forest. It's good to keep them there, one time they made big holes the the side of my cabin. Once the bird started, it took lots of attention to get him to give up. - Margy

Ranten said...

What a beauty of a bird!

Maggee said...

We apparently have Red-Headed woodpeckers at our local state park too, but I was not able to see any when I went last year. I hope to get there again, soon as the weather stabilizes! Thanks for sharing!

ann said...

hELLO. Her I am way down at the bottom of the list. I think we have seen a red headed woodie here once a long while back, or a species nearly the same. We have the Flickers, the Downy, and the Hairy. They are always fun to watch at the suet feeders. Of course, lost of robins plucking worms from the grass. Have a great week end.

pattisjarrett said...

I'm thankful for state parks. Thanks for sharing yours. I do love your Red-headed Woodpecker. Nice shot of the Robin, too. I don't see Killdeer often, but they are always a treat to watch.

Laura said...

Beautiful scenes Eileen, I love that woodpecker too!

Rambling Woods said...

Love the birds...I guess you are probably cold and snowy too..Michelle