Thursday, July 7, 2016

NCR Trail

Hello,

These images are from my walk on the NCR trail, photos are from 6/5 and 6/8. The NCR trail is a local bike, hike or jogging trail in Baltimore County, Maryland. Birds seen during our walk were the Eastern Phoebe, American Robin, Acadian Flycatcher, Scarlet Tanager and the Gray Catbird. The link NCR trail  takes you to my previous post which tells you more about the trail.




I am pretty sure this is an Eastern Phoebe on the fence.


The stream is called the Beetree Run at the Bentley Springs area of the bike trail.



A Scarlet Tanager seen along the bike trail.



The bike trail and I think the flowers are from wild white rose bushes? But, I could be wrong on the bush id. A catbird was seen on the trail catching bugs.



I am not sure what these flowers are called, they were seen all along the trail..


The American Robin was one of the common birds we saw this day.


I am guessing this is the Acadian Flycatcher, they seem to be common in our area during the summer.


A view of the trail.


The sunset on June 5th.  Seen from my deck and backyard.


A moon shot I have not shown was taken on June 8th. I hope you enjoyed my birds, post and sky photos.  As always I appreciate and thank you for the nice comments and for visiting my post.

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.

78 comments:

✿ chica said...

Que lindo esse lugar onde a natureza se mostra bem . Adorei os caminhos no verde. Beleza de pássaros, céu e lua! Tudo lindo! bjs, ótimo dia! chica

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Belo trabalho me fotografias espectaculares.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.
Andarilhar

Sue said...

You're so fortunate to see Scarlet Tanagers--they're gorgeous!
Have a good day, Eileen

J said...

The stream looks like a slice of the Garden of Eden!
Red and green - opposites on the color wheel - your photos of the Scarlet Tanager in foliage are the most vivid illustration of this I've ever seen!
Your collections always transport me to a place beyond the regular world - such pristine, peaceful beauty. You have an enormous talent!

Tom said...

The Scarlet Tanager get my vote!

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
fabulous photos of the birds and nature around you. Amazing !
Best regards, Synnöve

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
The tanagers certainly catch the eye - but the little flycatcher is just adorable!!! Love the shots of the trail... long and inviting... YAM xx

Lea said...

I'm always amazed to see photos of Scarlet Tanagers - such a brightly colored bird! Their normal range is just north of us; maybe one will wander down this way.
Have a beautiful day!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful trails and woods. love the scarlet tanager and the cute fence-sitter. :)

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,
Beautiful birds and blooms! The American Robin is so pretty.
Happy Thursday!

Debbie said...

we have been getting some really gorgeous sunsets!!

i love that path, it looks so inviting. you have been seeing a lot of scarlet tanagers, those captures are beautiful!!!

Mary Hone said...

I could spend hours on a trail like that, what a great place to walk and explore. The wild roses here in the west are pink, so I don't know about yours there.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I love my visits with you! :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a beautiful trail and it's always nice to spot wildflowers along the way. The Scarlet Tanager is gorgeous. We've walked outside to see the sliver of the moon this week. You take such wonderful pics! Hugs!

Small City Scenes said...

We live in a beautiful country don't we. How neat to have such a wonderful area so close to you. Lovely trails. the scarlet Tanager is so pretty.
Enjoy the day
MB

Sandra said...

love that scarlet tanager.. i think i had 3 catbirds in the tree this morning. they click click click PEEP PEEP and they had long beaks and long slender tails. and after a few minutes they made sounds like a cat fight.. also a big squirrel watching me, but they were all in front of the rising sun so no pics... beautiful trail and i really like the water veiw

Bob Bushell said...

I love the whole lot, although I am struck by last two, they are my favourites.

Linda W. said...

Beautiful place for a walk!

Bev said...

Beautiful pictures!! Would love to bike along that trail!

jandi said...

What a wonderful trail! The fence shot is awesome! Have a beautiful weekend!

Inger said...

All the birds are just beautiful and what a lovely trail.

LV said...


Every sight perfect, but the moon shot is amazing. Awesome job.

Karen S. said...

Good morning Eileen, what color in your photos, incredible nature shots and I like the glimpses of fences throughout! Very fun post that brightens my day! Take care.

Linda said...

Hello Eileen, it is very hot and humid here in Montreal and your beautiful photos are a welcome refreshment! I really needed this, thank you so much for sharing.

carol l mckenna said...

Love the little sparrow on the fence and such beautiful montage of nature photos and a wowzer moon shot~ All wonderful, Eileen ~ ^_^

Happy Weekend to you ~ ^_^

Marie C said...

Beautiful trail! Love the Scarlet Tanager...they are one of my favorite birds!

Phil Slade said...

Hi Eileen. That surely is a lovely trail you followed. It looks so peaceful and quiet. Just ideal for a spot of birtding as you have demonstrated.
I do like the tanagers but the all of the flycatchers do present a challenge for us birders. Wish I could be there!

Have a great week and weekend.

Debby Ray said...

What a gorgeous place to a hike! As always, great shots of these lovely birds. Have a great weekend!

RedPat said...

I am seeing more robins around this year than any time I can remember - I hope it is a good sign that our climates recovering. Love your bird pics as always, Eileen!

Margaret Adamson said...

my favourite is the Scarlet Tananger but I love the look of where those paths might be leading.

Cloudia said...

SO LUSH!

Lynne said...

Beautiful post Eileen . . .
Looks like a wonderful trail . . .
Great bird photos . . .
The Scarlet Tanager is so handsome!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

What a beautiful place! Love those white roses along the trail, and that scarlet tanager is amazing! Gorgeous photos, Eileen! x Karen

amo sin blogg said...

Hvilken fin løype å gå tur i.
De er så nydelige de røde fuglene.

Jeg ønsker god helg til deg.

Vilt og vakkert said...

Heisann, yes, I enjoyed your photos and words telling me about your experiences on the trail, thank you Eileen!
Robin is adorable... Have nice Summer days ;:OD)

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such a beautiful trail to wander. And love to find birds in their natural environment like this. Lovely photos.

Martin Kloess said...

Someone had a beautiful day.
Thank you for this enjoyable post

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

I love that scarlet tanager. I vaguely recall them at my grandmother's ...they had at least 5 or 6 bird feeders, various houses including houses for Martins that my grandfather had built.

I probably only see 1/4 of the birds in my yard that she created a haven for when I was a kid living next door out in the country.

What a gorgeous moon shot! :)

Spare Parts and Pics said...

A beautiful location, and great photos! I like that little stream.

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos , Looks like a lovely place to walk about ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

jMo said...

Sweet little Acadian Flycatcher and how proud the Scarlet tanager looks. It's great to have a the serenity of a stream along any trail.

Ida said...

What a pretty place to walk. Nice shot of the little bird on the fence. I also loved the Scarlet Tanger, we don't have those around here.

Linda said...

That scarlet tanager is a beauty!

Karen said...

Wonderful photos. I love the scarlet tanager. Don't see those here. Have a great weekend.

The Yum List said...

Gorgeous nature shots Eileen and those sunset colours are beautiful.

Robin Lamb said...

Eileen, such a beautiful spot with those wonderful birds!

Felicia said...

That scarlet tanager is lovely. such a pretty place to walk and bike.

Merlesworld said...

Looks like a lovely place to spend time walking.
Merle.................

Maria Gloria D'Amico said...

Post amplo de belezas: pássaros, céus e lua!

thomas said...

one lovely trail for birding

Jorunn Johansen said...

Beautiful pictures from your trip. Cute birds and a wonderful picture of the moon :-) Happy weekend

NatureFootstep said...

great nature and a sweet little flycatcher :)

Ana Freire said...

Wow!!!!! That's all I can say...
Stunning shots!...
What a beautiful place... Heaven on earth... I believe...
Have a great weekend ahead, Eileen!
A big kiss
Ana

Nancy Chan said...

NCR Trail looks a great place for walking and enjoying the nature, pretty birds and flowers. Beautiful sunset.

ann said...

The trail reminds me of Robert Frost's poem, "The Road Not Taken." I'd take that one, especially if I could photograph birds.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Everything is awesome...from the beauty of the sunset off your deck/and the moon... to the trails, wildflowers and of course...the birds!!

magiceye said...

Such soothingly joyous captures!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

These are similar to some of my birds Your photos are much better, though!
The iris: northern blue flag, iris versicolor. We have them in our wetland.

I have a suggestion, since your photos are nice and large, if you put the explanation above them, it makes it easier as one scrolls down! Just a thought! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

The birds and the sunset are wonderful again.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend, Eileen!

Maggie said...

Eileen, your photographs are wonderful especially the birds, love the final moon shot too.
I'm glad to see that you're continuing to make Mosaics to showcase your images, got to keep in practice for the start of MM next month!
bon weekend
Maggie

amanda peters said...

Love the Scarlet tanager bird...nice place for a walk.
Amanda xx

Mama Zen said...

What a gorgeous place! I love that shot of the robin.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Pretty mooon!

Those Scarlet Tanagers are so amazing.
~

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos, specially the scarlet tanager, what a handsome bird

Our photos said...

Wonderful place ! Very nice !

Klara said...

nice shots, I specially like orange birds (american robin and scarlet tanager).

Lowcarb team member said...

Fantastic selection here Eileen.
The birds are just great and so many bright colours, the Scarlet Tanager is aptly named!

The Beetree Run stream looks a very nice place and so do the trail pictures.

What a fantastic sunset you captured, the sky looks so good.

With the weekend almost here, I wish you a good one.

All the best Jan

Happyone said...

Beautiful pictures of a great place to walk.
Love the Robin.

genie said...

What a gorgeous place to go biking or walking. You saw so many beautiful birds and captured them so well. The robin and the Scarlet Tanager pictures are my favorites...and the flowers in bloom are so pretty. Lovely post. genie

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Oh, It sure must be heavenly to stroll around the NCR trail; agree with one of your friends comment "pristine, peaceful beauty"♡♡♡ With the beautiful colorful Scarlet Tanager's red, I might be able to spot them even with my bad eyes p:-)
Love the sunset and moon capture, Dear friend;
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

The trail and streams are very enchanting.
The photos are beautiful, Eileen.
Have a Happy Weekend!
Peace :)

Noushka said...

This post too is wonderful, from the Scarlet tanager to the colourful American robin without forgetting the sunset and the moon!
Well done Eileen!!

Maggee said...

Lovely shots of the Scarlet Tanager!! I have only seen Summer ones so far! Going up to western Maryland for a little visit on the 20th... wonder what I shall see up there? As always, thanks for sharing!

Tomoko said...

Hello,Eileen,
Wonderful shots of the birds as always. The trail, it would be a nice to place to walk with a camera. Your moon is quite gorgeous. Have a good new week.

Alexa T said...

Beautiful stream along forest; the scarlet bird is so amazing. I can observe such birds only through your camera lens. Anyway, it is always a pleasure to have a lovely (and virtual) walk on the trails in nature. Also, to see an orange sunset and a quarter of the moon in macro. A lovely treat! many thanks.
Have a great sunday and a good new week ahead!

Gunilla Bäck said...

What a beautiful area. I love the view of the stream and the scarlet tanager.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Awesome scarlet tanager!! Have never seen such a bright color!!
Always so much life in and around a creek!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Every picture is wonderful, but the collage of the scarlet tanager is beyond perfect. Just love it!!