Sunday, May 15, 2016

Swan Harbor Farms

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.

Swan Harbor Farm in Havre De Grace Maryland is one of my favorite spots for birding. It is part of Maryland's Open Space Program. It is also a hot venue for weddings and receptions.

Above top row: Swamp Sparrow, Yellow Warbler, Common Yellow-throat. Second row: Tree Swallows and Orchard Oriole. Third row: Bobolink, Solitary Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs. Bottom row: Blue-winged teal, Yellowlegs, Great Egret, Canada Goose, Wood Duck & ducklings.


The Swamp Sparrow seen with it pretty rusty cap. The nest in fresh water marshes and bogs.



During this visit, we were in the bird blind and we also walked around the pond and marshland.


Canada Goose, Great Egret and can you find the female Wood Duck and duckling?


Walking around the pond, I heard this Bobolink before I actual saw it. It has a pretty song.



Barn at the Swan Harbor Farms


I am sure we will be visiting again soon, it is a hotspot for Maryland birders. Always some great birds to be seen, waiting for me. 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

88 comments:

Amy Franks said...

Such pretty birds and scenery Eileen, hope you have a great week :-)

Martin Kloess said...

Wonderful shots. Appreciate you sharing.

Екатерина Балагурова said...

Interesting walk! I think Swan Harbor Farm is very fascinating place =)

RedPat said...

More wonderful birds to go with the variety you see at your home, eileen!

podso said...

Looks like spring with the greenery filling in. Great bird pictures--I especially enjoyed seeing the Bobolink. Have a good week!

JP A Quiet Corner said...

Just imaging being in a blind is great, Eileen, let along experiencing it!! Yes, I spotted the Mama! Another great set of photos from your extensive collection...:)JP

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
another wonderful array of feathers and neighbourhood!!! LOVE the swamp sparrow shot... Here's to a fine week Eileen. YAM xx

Margaret Adamson said...

I love your collage and the barns Eileen. I hope you have a great week,

Tom said...

Eileen, you found some neat barns for this week. The last one will disappear as the foliage matures. I appreciate that you are sharing this week and stop back when you can.

Wandering Wren said...

Now I wonder what would happen on the pond if a Common Yellow Throat met and fell in love with Greater Yellowlegs?! As always gorgeous photos
With love from your pink throat, fat legged Wren x

Merlesworld said...

Lovely photos not a bad life checking out the birds in your wildlife parks they are very different to our locals.
Merle..........

ellen b. said...

Hello Eileen,
I'm visiting from the Barn Collective but I enjoy seeing all your other photos, too. The bird collage is fun and the individual bird shots are fabulous. Hope you have a lovely week!

Linda said...

Beautiful photos, Eileen, and I do see the wood ducks in the background of your photo of the egret and Canada goose!

Cloudia said...

You are such a good friend Eileen

Lois said...

You got some amazing pictures Eileen! I visited Havre De Grace last summer with my sister and my niece. It is a beautiful place. My sister used to work at the hospital there before she and her family moved to Texas.

Michelle said...

I did find the female wood duck and duckling. So sweet!

Sandi said...

Love the goose and egret...and the ducks!

Lynne said...

Great settings and a large assortment of birds.
I like that cute little brown head/hat sparrow . . .
Happy week Eileen . . .

Bethany Carson said...

Wow! That's an amazing variety of birds to see in one place! The marshes are beautiful.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Another enjoyable post, and I even learned something -- I've never seen a Swamp Sparrow - What a cutie it isand it has been a long time since I heard a Bobolink. And I'm a sucker for barn photos too!

I hope you've had a good weekend - Can you believe that the rain is still in the forecast this week?

jeannettestgermain said...

So many beautiful birds and things to see here. My favorite shot is the one in the collage -middle of 2nd row, but also love the silo in the last shot. Many thanks Eileen for being a part of SEASONS! Hope you have a great week and hope to see you back next Sunday for Seasons:)

Linda W. said...

You always see some great birds on your trips!

Anu said...

Seems so great place for birding. The Swamp Sparrow is so cute :)

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, i like the swamp sparrow's little rusty cap!

jandi said...

love the picture of the bobolink! (I am not familiar with this bird) looks like a beautiful place! have a beautiful day!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; I enlarged the first picture enjoying each birds and comparing their names under it♪  Swan Harbor Farm must be heavenly place for these varieties of birds.
I was happy to see Sandpiper, even I had seen and posted before p:-) I loved to see cute Swamp Sparrow♡♡♡ Scene of the Barn at the farm looks really idyllic.

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente trabalho e belas fotografias minha amiga, gostei.
Um abraço e boa semana.

diane b said...

Looks like a great place to visit. Love the goose and the egret.

Lea said...


Adorable photo of the Swamp Sparrow!
Have a great week!
Lea

baili said...

really beautiful pics and places dear ,it is blessing to have such beauty around ,have a wonderful week ahead dear

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Good Monday Morning Eileen,
I have never seen a Bobolink before!
What an adorable bird.
Have a lovely week,
Jemma

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

oh, i love the barn, so hidden but perfect sighting. ( :
love the swamp birds. so cute!! awesome shots, Eileen!! have a super awesome week!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

ha...I'd never heard of a bobolink. Cool bird.

Gail said...

Amazing animals.

Love those barns, too!

Mary Hone said...

What a variety of wonderful birds.

Nancy Chan said...

Enjoying the walk with you through the farm. Pretty shots of the birds and view.

Linda Kay said...

Eileen, the little swamp sparrow is so cute on the grass. As always, wonderful photos of the wildlife.

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

Simply lovely!
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ladyfi said...

So many delightful pictures!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Beautiful shot of the Swamp Sparrow,I love this composition with branches.....it's like a tapestry!

Enjoy your week Eileen,
Ruby

Sandra said...

love the goose/egret shot and the weed grown barn is beautiful to me.. cute little swamp sparrow...

Karen said...

What a lovely place to spend some time. Great photos, that Bobolink is terrific!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love the name bobolink for a bird...he is a talented singer!

I also love seeing/photographing old barns and farms --they seems to be sadly disappearing quickly here with new housing developments.

Photo Cache said...

The swamp sparrow is so adorable. Hah! Finally got to see what a bobolink is. In my town where the streets are named after birds, there is near my street one named Bobolink.

Worth a Thousand Words

Our photos said...

That is a beautiful place !

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a wonderful spot for birding. Beautiful. I love the bobolink, because I've never really seen one. All of your pictures are wonderful.

Penelope Puddlisms said...

Interesting post. I don’t recall hearing the term “bird blind” before although I have probably been in many during my walks without know it.

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous nature shots as always and lovely presentation~

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

Barb said...

Eileen, Have I told you that we had a condo in Havre de Grace for awhile in the 90's? It's was such a sleepy little town then. I sure don't remember Swan Harbor Farms. Your photos from that walk are wonderful.

Christine said...

Hello Eileen, what a paradise for birders! So many to spot, some easier than others! I have never heard of a bobolink before, so thanks for sharing!
The barn is a great find too!
Enjoy your week!

The Yum List said...

You did a great job spotting that swamp sparrow.

Debbie said...

i can see why you LOVE it!!! the swamp sparrow was a favorite, that's a great capture!!!! have an awesome week and thanks for always supporting me!!!!

Lowcarb team member said...

Like all of your photo's, a really good selection.
That little swamp sparrow has a lovely coloured cap doesn't it!

Hope the week has started well for you.

All the best Jan

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Great shots, Eileen!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Glorious photos and great bird sightings. I'm enchanted with the bobolink - I've never seen one - what a treat. Love the barns- just a great overall post.

Birgitta said...

A great collection!

Linda said...

These are fine photos! I never see bobolinks so I love that picture.

bettyl-NZ said...

Lovely birds!

Gattina said...

You have a lot of different birds around you ! I only see sparrows, magpies and crows here !

Hannah said...

Nice barns and so many birds to see, Eileen! The Bobolink is so cute. I don't think I've ever seen one.

Stewart M said...

What a great collection of birds - I can see why you would visit a place like this often.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

magiceye said...

Loved all the single images!

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
fabulous photos and impressions of your walk on this gfarm. Amazing !
Best regards, Synnöve

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful birds, it's the way you photograph them.

Ana Freire said...

So many species of birds!
Wonderful shots, as usual, Eileen!
Thanks for sharing!
All the best!
Ana

Anonymous said...

Hi Eileen,
I love your collage and the barns.
I hope you have a great week.
Best regards, Irma

thomas said...

lovely farm house

Electra said...

Lovely images!

Rambling Woods said...

There is something neat about barns...lovely area Eileen...Michelle

Janice / Dancing with Sunflowers said...

What a pretty place Swan Harbor is, Eileen. The farm buildings are lovely, and such a variety of birds for you to enjoy.

Denise inVA said...

It's a lovely area Eileen, so many pretty birds and love the rural scenes. Thanks for sharing and enjoy the rest of your week :)

A Casa Madeira said...

Adoro pássaros belas as imagens;
Gostei muito do galpão...
Abraços.

Nora said...

Oh such lovely bird photos! I love the bobolink one best. We had one here a few years ago. Your picture is amazing. I like the farms also. Very lovely.

NatureFootstep said...

I wish we had something like this. Your places are so "watcher friendly". In Sweden we are always a very long distance from birds and wildelife and nature. Without binoculars you can´t see anything :(

Love your image of the Bobolink.

Adam Jones said...

I love that Swamp Sparrow Eileen. Lovely rusty looking head. It's a new one to me, so thanks for sharing.

wolfe said...

Hello,
I'm back.
This is a beautiful place, you've seen so many beautiful birds!!!
And you're pictures are gorgeous!
Have a nice day

Klara said...

I wonder how many different bird sorts can be spotted there?

Indrani said...

You are an expert at bird photography! I enjoy seeing your captures.

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful shots. I love that little Swamp Sparrow.
MB

Ida said...

Wonderful mosaic of the various birds. You really get to see a wide variety of birds. - Nice looking barn.

Tanya at RockstarVanity said...

So many beautiful birds! Your photos are delightful :-)

Les Fous du Cap said...

Très bel endroit ;-)
Céline & Philippe

Caroline Gill said...

I particularly like that Bobolink, Eileen! Thank you for your kind comment.

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, I think you are one of the best at the bird photos. Always so interesting! I do like the old barns in this post as well. Very nice post and thank you for sharing. Hope you are having a fine week!

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful birds and beautiful photos of them. I'm a bit envious of both!

Marie C said...

Wonderful shots! Great swamp sparrow!

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

You have captured some wonderful birds and views especially the bobolink.

Maggee said...

Great shots! I wonder if the Bobolink is related to Grosbeaks... same type of beak. I haven't been out lately, due to the terrible weather or the fact that I pulled a neck muscle and could barely move! Hopefully it is better now... at least I think it is, as I stopped taking the meds today! Thanks for sharing!