Sunday, May 22, 2016

Cordoras Reservoir, Pennsylvania

I am sharing a list below of memes for this week. If you want try to link up and join in they are fun memes to participate in...I hope you can check out some of the participating posts too. Special thanks to all the wonderful host and their memes, I hope you have some time to check them out.

On the way home from our son's new house we found a trail at the Codorus Reservoir called the Mary Ann Furnace Trail. It was another gloomy dreary day but we took a quick walk maybe 10-15 minutes to see what is was like. I think we will be going back and taking a longer walk soon.


The trail signs and a platform for viewing the wetland and birds. I think we missed seeing the muggles, unless we were the muggles?


Some of the trail was boardwalk, it was nice not to walk in mud.


The mosaic above includes a Gray Catbird, some wildflowers, Spotted Sandpiper, the boardwalk and creek.



Above are the Yellow-rumped Warbler, Wood Duck with ducklings and a Yellow Warbler. I wish the sun was out, the photos would possibly turned out better.




My Youtube video of the Spotted Sandpiper. This Spotted Sandpiper was so cute to watch, I taped him/her bobbing all around the stream.


A barn scene for Tom's Barn Collective, we pass this farm a lot on our way to our son's place in Pennsylvania.

I hope you enjoyed my post, birds and walk on the trail. The video is an added extra to enjoy. Thank you for visiting and for the nice comments. As always, thanks to the wonderful group of hosts listed below.

Here is a list of linky parties for part of the week, I hope to see you there.

Thanks to Tom for hosting The Barn Collective
Thanks to Jesh our host for Seasons
Thanks to Judith our  host of Mosaic Monday   last Monday of the month
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

94 comments:

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Hope you didn't bump into too many muggles.

Margaret Adamson said...

When I first saw that sign I thought it said 'muggers'!!! Lovely lot of birds you saw for only having been there a short time adn I loved the bobbing Spotted Sandpiper. Have a good week Eileen.

Sandra said...

sweet little bird and i like the sound of the runniing water to... i could not walk on that boardwalk. i have to have railings. my since of balance has never been good, as in bike riding or anything else that requires balance. looking at the boardwalk with no railing and i start staggering side ways... i even have to be careful when i am walking around our pool deck, the part that is wide i am ok, but he 3 foot side i must be careful... to walk out on a dock is something i can't do...unless it has railings

Linda said...

I love the variety of birds you share, Eileen! Beautiful series.

Blogoratti said...

Really eye catching, lovely photos. Have a nice week!

Lea said...

Great photos!
The Spotted Sandpiper sure is a cute bird!
Hope this week is a beautiful one for you
Lea

TexWisGirl said...

love the barn - congrats to your son! :)

Martin Kloess said...

you set a peaceful mood, thank you

Cloudia said...

You are a healer is what you are Eileen

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

A delightful series of images of equally delightful place..

Have a happy week..

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
If you are not a geocacher, then yes, YOU are the muggle!!! It is a great pastime and you could incorporate it with birding... jus' sayin'... YAM xx

Sandi said...

Muggles? Is that a Harry Potter reference?

Beautiful photos!

Linda Kay said...

Funny sign, and I love that boardwalk. Lovely pictures, as usual.

Tom said...

I must be living in a cave, had to search for the word "muggle." That sure is a handsome barn Eileen. Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you back again.

The Yum List said...

Looks like a lovely spot for a long walk.

Michelle said...

The muggie sign is pretty funny!

Denise inVA said...

Great post Eileen with a whole lot of neat photos.

Linda Gross said...

The Mary Ann Furnace Trail is a nice-looking trail.

RedPat said...

Such lovely mosaics, Eileen!

Linda W. said...

Lovely place for a walk! The muggles sign is funny.

The Furry Gnome said...

I think you were the muggles, unless you were the geocachers!

bettyl-NZ said...

Even with less-than-perfect weather you got some wonderful shots. I love all your critters. I guess I'm too old for the 'muggles', too!

jeannettestgermain said...

The bobbing of the sand piper is so cute - never seen a bird do that. Also, I have to look up muggle:) My excuse is that I'm a city slicker, so I don't know much, once it something beyond the freeway, lol! Many thanks for sharing the path with
SEASONS, Eileen! Have a great week, and come back with lots of new captures:) "See" yo soon!

Amy Franks said...

lol I laughed at the muggles sign, was that a harry potter reference? hope you have a good week :-)

Stewart M said...

In places like that, boardwalks are a walkers best friend. Interesting use of the word Muggle - and yes you were one I think!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

jandi said...

morning Eileen! wonderful images! the wood duck and ducklings are too sweet! it looks like a lovely trail! have a beautiful day!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente trabalho e belas fotografias, gostei do video.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Nice boardwalk! I do not know the word "muggle" either. I tried google translate, but no word came up.
Beautiful barn!

Have a nice new week!

rupam sarma said...

Hello, Greetings from Assam, India
Nice post and Awesome photos.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Love it all....Pennsylvania just HAS to be one of my favorite states to visit. Wonderful photos again Eileen...jealous of the wood duck sighting.

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Viewing Nature with Eileen is one of the best blogs I know of. This post is a perfect example ... Your mosaics are great. You visited an interesting place and shared photos. You included the neat video! You linked up with several memes and included a great picture of an old barn for one of them. All this, PLUS you take the time to leave kind comments on other peoples blogs. Thank you Eileen!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That trail looks great and definitely worth a longer visit ..., I think you are quite a wizard with birds and beauty, so that means you are not a muggle!

Ana Freire said...

I loved it all!!!
Beautiful place!!!
Amazing shots!!!! They are so cute the little ducks... and the yellow little bird... lovely to watch!!!!
Have a great week, Eileen!
Kisses
Ana

Debbie said...

it's so fun to find new places, but you have some awesome regulars!!! looks like you hit the jackpot with this spot and the red barn is beautiful!!!

Betsy Adams said...

Glad you didn't have to walk in the mud.... I hate it when we get back from our gold course walk (even though most of it is on the cart path) and have wet grass all over our shoes We finally put a big brush out on the deck and each morning when we get home, we wipe our shoes before going inside... Fun fun.... ha

Great set of pictures. We have a cute little Catbird at our feeders this summer. I love their 'kitty-sounding' song!!!

Amazing how many memes there are around Blogland these days...

Hugs,
Betsy

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love parks that have boardwalks to ease a hike like this one. That sandpiper video was fun to watch, Eileen! What a funny bobbing walk that bird has. You got some wonderful photos on this nature hike.

Nancy Chan said...

Lovely mosaics, Eileen. Thank you for the video of Spotted Sandpiper. Lol! It is bobbing non stop all over the stream.

likeschocolate said...

Love the muggles sign! Playful! Beautiful pathway!
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likeschocolate said...

Beautiful pathway! Love the muggle sign!

Marleen said...

That´s a trail we would enjoy to walk! Great photos, Eileen.

Missy George said...

That's Pa lately..gloomy and dreary..We did have some sun this AM..Cloudy now..Nice shots despite the weather..Looks like a nice trail..I think you were the "muggies""Have a fun week..

Lady Fi said...

Lovely scenery - so green!

Cranberry Morning said...

Wonderful bird photos as always, Eileen, and how I'd love to walk along that boardwalk out on the water. Just gorgeous! My favorite, of course, is the barn and fence photo. Enjoy your day. I hope it's lovely there.

Mildred said...

Hi Eileen, What a nice place to walk. The boardwalk reminds me of a nature preserve near Roswell, Georgia. I also love the barn - beautiful picture.

Lowcarb team member said...

I typed out a comment - hit the publish button ... and then the computer went into glitch mode!!!

So you may have received my earlier comment or maybe not?

Anyway I loved the muggles sign and yes, this place would certainly be worth a second visit.

Liked the colour of the barn too.

Do hope the week has started well for you.

All the best Jan

Our photos said...

Very nice ! I love the barn !

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely place ~ so idyllic and gorgeous photos as always!

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

Leora said...

Looks like a wonderful place to visit. I like all those plank walks in the woods and over water. The bobbing sandpiper was cute - wonder why it bobs so much.

Penelope Puddlisms said...

What a great little video. I think if you put Macarena music to the bobbing bird it might go viral. :))

Екатерина Балагурова said...

Very interesting place to walk and watch birds! I like when such places are equipped with boardwalks)

Mama Zen said...

I love that barn!

Tomoko said...

What a beautiful paradise for the birds, Eileen. The wooden trail is pretty!I like it.

Karen said...

You always find the best places to go for a walk! Lots of lovely scenery and great birds!

Klara said...

another interesting trail to explore.

Phil Slade said...

You gave everyone something to think about there Eileen. I too must live in another world as I had to look up both "muggle" and "geocacher" and not much wiser. Not to worry I really enjoyed the Spotted Sandpiper, just like our Common Sandpiper but much prettier.

Hannah said...

It's fun to see all your birds, Eileen, I especially like the wood ducks and their cute little ducklings. The boardwalk looks like a lovely place for a nature walk.

Anu said...

Wonderful series of photos and different birds. That Yellow-rumped Warbler looks so beautiful. Have a great week!

magiceye said...

The last pic is splendid!!

Fun60 said...

What a good idea the boardwalks are for keeping your feet dry. Looks as though that will become a favourite walking area when you visit your son.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

You turned a gloomy day into a beautiful outdoor adventure.
The sweet wildflowers are so pretty.
Have a lovely week,
Jemma

Alexander said...

Beautiful scenery and lovely walk! :)

Have a great week ahead!

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://alex.kakinan.com

Birgitta said...

Lovely scenery! Great photos!

Kasztanowy Domek said...

Fantastic photos!!! I loved this post! Greetings!:))

xxBasia
http://kasztanowydomek.blogspot.co.uk/

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Looks like a beautiful place....lovely film of the Spotted Sandpiper....
Thank you Eileen!
Ruby

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

That looks like it will be a wonderful hike- and I would tread lightly- those muggles are dangerous, ya know!!
Nice shots today- have a wonderful evening!

NatureFootstep said...

gorgeous place for wildlife. AND....I just love those signs :)

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

I wonder what in the world a muggle is / lol off to google it :)

Valerie said...

Looks like a delightful walk Eileen and you were suitably rewarded with a variety of feathered friends - thank you for sharing.

Karen Schurr said...

That is such an inviting trail. I'll be visiting some of those memes you've listed, too. Nice post. Have a great week.

b"E"th ( : edwards said...

I'll write this one down, such a pretty walk. green, beautiful red barn. ( ;

KL said...

Seems like a lovely place to visit. Why does the sandpiper bobs its tail like that? Doesn't its body start aching? Lovely video.

Ruth Rieckehoff said...

Eileen, thanks for the tip on this site. My mom lives in Pennsylvania and she would like to learn about this place. I haven't explored the state that much but look forward to do it in the future.

Indrani said...

Love the mama duck.
Wonderful collages made.
You make them with so much patience... I tried doing but lost patience after a few posts. :P :)

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
fabulous impressions and very special brids in this area you could found. Amazing !
Best regards, Synnöve

Gattina said...

That looks like a very nice place to explore !

baili said...

wow these are lovely photos thanks for nice sharing ,glad you had amazing time

ann said...

Oh, I love wood ducks. We do have them here in the state, but not in this area. We also have the warblers. You have found a lovely place to walk. You will probably return, won't you? I'd love to join you.

Adam Jones said...

A great looking Spotted Sandpiper. Love the video.

handmade by amalia said...

Such a cool and lovely walk, Eileen, thanks for taking us along to see the pretty birds.
Amalia
xo

Ida said...

Sorry you had not so great weather but it still looked like a lovely outing. So many neat birds. I enjoyed the video of the Spotted Sandpiper. All that bobbing up and down is cute.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Hi Eileen, love seeing all the pretty scenes from your walk and trip. The wood duck with ducklings is wonderful, and the yellow warbler, too. I remember catbirds from my childhood - I love their calls. The sandpiper is fun to watch! We are having the same dreary weather.....Hope you get some sunshine soon! x Karen

George said...

It looks as if you have found a great trail to return to and enjoy for a longer period of time. It definitely looks well-maintained.

facile et beau - Gusta said...

beautiful images of this lovely place
have a nice week

Electra said...

Muggles? What a great sign. I have to assume it was a Harry Potter fan who posted it. Love the pics.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, I have never been to Pennsylvania but sure hope to visit that state sometime. Great pictures of the trail area and the birds and ducks. I saw a Wood Duck here last week (first one I have seen in a year). Nice picture of the Sandpiper. Have a wonderful day tomorrow!

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Delightful images, Eileen, very nice collages!
Happy Thursday!

Noushka said...

It definitively is worth another walk into this wonderful place, seems very promising!
Great observations, Eileen, it will be lovely to discover what else you will observe.
Keep well, enjoy your day :)

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

You have a lovely variety of photos!!!

Linda said...

I never tried geocaching. Love the ducklings!

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Catching up with posts.
Loved your bird mosaic and video of the spotted sandpiper :)

Denise inVA said...

Happy Memorial Day Weekend :)

Rambling Woods said...

We get an sand piper here once in a while and you captured the bob perfectly...Michelle

Maria Gloria D'Amico said...

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Maria Gloria D'Amico said...

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