Thursday, June 30, 2016

North Point State Park

Hello,

Another Friday is almost here and it is the last Friday in June. Gee, this month flew by!  June 10th my brother, hubby and I visited the local North Point State Park. It has been one of my favorite local places for birding and walking.


Two Ospreys, one seem to be hovering right above the one sitting in the tree.



My mosaic shows some of the birds were saw during our park visit: top row are the Indigo Bunting, Little Blue Herons, Cardinal, Tree Swallows. Second Row: Redwing Blackbird, Male Wood Duck, Great Blue Heron, Cormorants. Third row: Red-headed woodpecker, Great Egret, Osprey, GB Heron. Bottom row: Osprey, Little Blue Herons and the Cattle Egrets.


Around 10 Cattle Egrets were seen in the field across from the parking lot. I do not see these egrets often in Maryland.


My only fence shot at the park's parking lot, we were heading to see the Cattle Egrets on the field. Across the way is the barn I have shown in other posts and my brother can hardly be seen walking behind one of the tree on the other side of the fence.


A view of the bay from the park, you can see the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in the distance.


The moon seen with the planet Jupiter (tiny dot on the top right side) on June 11th.


A closer look at the first quarter moon on the evening of June 11th.


Thanks for visiting and for all the nice comments. As always, thank you for visiting and for the nice comments. I wish everyone a happy day and weekend ahead.

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

Thanks to Theresa @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences.
Thank you to Sylvia, Yogi and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.

67 comments:

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
Nice pictures of all these birds.
And great picture of the moon.

Kind regards,
Marco

Sue said...

Awesome moon shot , Eileen!

Hope your summer is going good. We're still all over the place with temps. Next week is supposed to be a scorcher.
Stay cool

✿ chica said...

UAU!!!Que maravilha! ADOREI e a primeira, maravilhosa! A lua idem! Perfeita! bjs, lindo dia! chica

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful bird photos, and the first is amazing! Your photos of the moon is so nice, and I love to watch them every time.

Happy Thursday, and weekend ahead!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente trabalho e belas fotografias.
Um abraço e boa semana.
Andarilhar

Tom said...

Eileen, I love your first shot...enjoy your day.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Looks to be one terrific park to visit. And of course, for me, the special treat is ALWAYS bird photos.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) How nice that your brother accompanied you to the park and could share in all the great bird sightings. Nice fence shot, but I couldn't see your brother. Super action shot of the Ospreys, and wonderful mosaic selection. Love your moon shots also.:)
Have a nice day!:)

TexWisGirl said...

pretty views across the bay and field. glad you get to see cattle egrets occasionally. i'd love to see ospreys. :)

Sandra said...

i like the shot of the osprey, those fluttering wings are so pretty.. i am thinking it is a couple.. they stay together a lot... beautiful pastoral scene with the fence..

Nancy Chan said...

Wonderful post. Neat fence and amazing moon shot. Have a lovely day!

Christine said...

Hello Eileen! The Ospreys are such majestic birds! Great shots of all the birds & love the blue of Chesapeake Bay!
Have a lovely day!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

your loyal follower was here...and enjoyed all. Cheers

baili said...

first visit but loved your photos all of them but moon is just amazing

Lea said...

A wonderful group of birds in the mosaic! Fantastic photo of the Ospreys! Have a great day!

Linda said...

Wow Eileen, what a glorious and enchanting series!!! I hope Friday and the weekend will be fantastic for you! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

ellen b said...

That shot of the osprey is so cool. Wonderful collection of photos Eileen. You have a good eye!

LV said...

Never disappointed when visiting your blog. You are so good at finding wonderful and interesting things. Great bird share.

jandi said...

Love the first shot! And wow! That moon shot is awesome!

Linda W. said...

Nice moon shots! And how cool to see those two osprey so close.

Debbie said...

you have the best birding spots!! lovely mosaic and i like the image of the sailboat, i always enjoy seeing them!!!

Felicia said...

lovely views from this park. a pretty place to visit.

Ida said...

My oh my you have some wonderful bird shots - Such a variety. Loved the Osprey shot at the beginning. - Also your fence shot was nice, I found your brother. Oh the shot below with the Chesapeake Bay Bridge also has a fence in it. Way off to the left you can see someone standing by a fence. - Amazing shots of the moon.

Gunn said...

SUPERB image of the moon.
(It looks a bit like a folded pancake.)

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Your moon shots are always amazing and you manage to capture wonderful birds!
Have a wonderful weekend and a Happy 4th July Eileen :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That's a great pic of the two osprey together! WOW! And I've enjoyed watching the moon this month too. Hard to believe it's the last day of the month! Hugs!

RedPat said...

The birds you saw are wonderful! Love the osprey pic!

Gosia k said...

lovely setting Greetings from europe

Bob Bushell said...

The Cattle Egrets are beautiful, and I love the rest.

Alexa T said...

Beautiful picture of the Moon, Jupiter and so lovely birds, too!greetings, Eileen and a great weekend ahead!

ak-ut said...

great moon pic !!! happy weekend :-)

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Fantastic place.. A lot of birds.. Happy weekend..

NatureFootstep said...

when I saw your images of the cattle egret I realized I miss them :) I have seen them in several countries, but not in my own :(

Martin Kloess said...

Someone had a good, good day.
and we got some of rewards

Happyone said...

Great shot of the Ospreys and all the different kinds of birds in the mosaic.

Missy George said...

Love the Osprey shot..Good catch...as always, your moon shot is fantastic..Have a happy and safe 4th!

Photo Cache said...

I love the moon shot.

Happy long weekend.

Worth a Thousand Words

Naquillity said...

so many great captures. love those egrets. they're adorable. North Pointe is beautiful. i'd never be pried away. hope all is well. have a great night~

Maggee said...

Boy I would love to see a Cattle Egret! Great pictures all around Eileen! The moon and Jupiter shot is very neat! Hugs!

Michelle said...

Love the Ospreys!

The Yum List said...

I wouldn't have noticed Jupiter if you hadn't pointed it out. Great shot Eileen.

thomas said...

Crystal clear moon shot

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I first remember seeing cattle egrets when I lived in south Texas. They really did follow the cows around. I love the view of the bay and the bridge.

rupam sarma said...

Awesome pics
Greetings

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

The Osprey's are really amazing! I've never seen one - But the office manager where I work is selling their beach house (at Piney Point MD) and she says one of the things they'll miss the most will be seeing the osprey's.

I hope you've had a good week, and have fun plans for the 4th!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Nice variety of birds you have seen, Eileen. I love the red-headed woodpecker - so bright! Amazing moon photos, too! Hope your weekend is fun. x K

Margaret Adamson said...

anotner great moon shot and I am impressed with the selection of birds you saw in that park Lovely shots of them

Crissi said...

Oh, awesome moon shot , Eileen!
Happy weekend
Crissi

Jedidja said...

I love the Ospreys photos. When my son is coming home I'll show him this photo. He loves this birds!!

Lady Fi said...

Fabulous shots! Love that first one.

Lessandra said...

What a nice park to visit! Water, birds, fences!

Lowcarb team member said...

I think that mosaic is so good, many birds to see.
Lovely to see the blue skies in your photo's too, we are now into July and still too many grey skies here in the UK!

All good wishes for the month of July

All the best Jan

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
wow, so many different fabulous birds on your photos and as always, a stunning moon photo. Great !!!
Best regards, Synnöve

Debby Ray said...

Lovely photos, as always, Eileen...it always amazes me the variety of birds you see! Your moon shots are always awesome too. Have a fun and safe 4th of July weekend!

Poppy said...

Eileen, such wonderful pics! I especially love the shot of the rocky pier, with the bridge in the background, as I so miss the magic of the Mediterranean, and especially, the Aegean Sea, just minutes away from my home!

Have a lovely weekend!

Poppy

Cloudia said...

you always score such nice shots Eileen

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, Another fine series of photos in this post. I'm always impressed with your clear and well focused moon shots. Great work! To answer your recent question on my blog: Yes, I've done the Alaska Cruise on Princess. This year I'm looking at trying one on Holland America ... I think that you were on one of the Holland America cruises. Did you enjoy it? Have a great weekend ahead and let me wish you a Happy Fourth of July.

amo sin blogg said...

Very nice photo of the moon !!

Happy weekend from Anne-Mari

Our photos said...

Very nice!

Lois said...

Very pretty pictures! I especially like the first shot.

Zizi Santos said...

Passeio maravilhoso!
nem sei qual imagem é a mais bonita!
Todas, são lindas!
as garças, a lua,
um encanto!

Zizi

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Lovely fish hawks, Eileen!

Great half-moon shot, too.
~

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a great place to walk and bird!!

Nick V. said...

Lovely shots, Eileen!
Enjoy your weekend.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Ospreys always fascinates me♪ Its flying shot and mosaic with all varieties of birds are wonderful♡♡♡ Finding the cattle egrets (which I've seen in my area) made me happy as you said not frequently :-) BEAUTIFUL fence,beach moon pictures♪
Have a great holiday, Dear friend.
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Ana Freire said...

Amazing post!... That's all I can say... What a great sequence of images!...
A big kiss!
Ana

Maria Gloria D'Amico said...

Gostei de ver todas as fotos e a foto da lua é magnífica!