Thursday, September 14, 2017

North Point State Park

Hello and happy Thursday!

These are some images from our walk at the North Point State Park in Baltimore County, Maryland. It is great seeing the Little Blue Herons at this park, usually we can see  the juveniles Little Blues too. The Ospreys and Swallows were plentiful on this day and we had pretty views of the Chesapeake Bay.

One of the first Little Blue Herons was on the hunt for food.



A lunapic landscape edit of the Rose Mallow or Wild Hibiscus.


A tree full of swallows.



Another Little Blue Heron.


Osprey, we saw 3-4 Ospreys at the park. Some must be juveniles.


A juvenile Little Blue Heron.


A view of the pretty sky and Chesapeake Bay.



A dead tree and a few osprey high in sky. In case you did not see the Osprey, one is on each side of the tree high in the sky.





This is a Lunapic Landscape edit, I like the reflections of the sky on the marsh water. 



My thankful list for today:
I am thankful for the simple things, like a pretty sky and beautiful views.
I am thankful for the beautiful birds and wildlife I see all around me.
I am thankful for your visits and your comments.


I hope you enjoy my photos and the pretty birds and sky. Thanks so much for visiting and for your nice comments. Have a happy day!



Thank you Michelle for hosting. Thankful Thursday

Thank you to the hosts of   Skywatch Friday

75 comments:

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello,

Beautiful photos! The wild hibiscus is so pretty. The Osprey is so great. We have a few near by here, but I see them seldom.

Happy Thursday!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Mais um belo conjunto de fotografias.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Nancy J said...

Water and sky, beautiful, but photo #1 is my pick, Sitting, waiting, contemplating, and a reflection with a few ripples, a stunner all round.

Gordon said...

Good morning Eileen, that looks a beautiful place to visit, and you got a wonderful set of photos.
All the best Gordon.

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
Wonderful shots of all birds.
Shot 7 is amazing. Wonderful view over the water.

Kind regards,
Marco

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
...and thank YOU for always sharing the beauty with us!!! The lunapic treatments are just perfect for the scenes &*> YAM xx

Tom said...

...wonderful shots!

A Quiet Corner said...

For some reason this year, I'm seeing a ton of Osprey here and watching them is fun...:)JP

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Wonderful bird captures Eileen.
Your lunapic landscape edit wood make a wonderful watercolour!
Have a fantastic Thursday :)

✿ chica said...

Quantas belezas a ver nesse parque! Belas fotos! Ótimo dia! bjs, chica e tudo de bom!

rupam sarma said...

Loved the post and beautiful pics.
Always loved to visit you blog. Keep sharing.

Sandi said...

Herons are such graceful birds!

Love the painting picture at the end. :)

....and the one where the horizon seems to drop off. Beautiful!

baili said...

Hi dear,
loved the whitebird most and enjoyed the water view so much ,
tree branches beaded with birds looked captivating!
last shot is FANTASTICALLY clever

Lynne said...

Rose Mallow, Wild Hibiscus you say . . .
Caught my eye . . .
And the Heron and others too . . .
What life be like without Eileen . . .

Lea said...

Great bird photos, and I love the view of the Bay!
Have a wonderful day!

Linda Gross said...

Your photographs beautifully showcase this lovely park.

Jeanie said...

I can't quite seem to get my timing right to see my own Harry the Heron so seeing yours is an extra special bonus. They're such handsome birds as are all those you shared today. Beautiful photography as usual.

italiafinlandia said...

Your Osprey makes me so envious...
Great captures, as usual.
A fantastic Thursday to you!

David Gascoigne said...

Isn't it wonderful to have places like this to visit so close by?

RedPat said...

I can't decide which pic I like best!

Lady Fi said...

Such amazingly gorgeous shots.

ellen b. said...

Fabulous shots of the birds. Love seeing that Osprey. The view of Chesapeake Bay is gorgeous! Happy Thursday to you.

Linda W. said...

Lots of great heron sightings (and photo opportunities!)

Janneke said...

Ah, wonderful photos. I love the wild Hibiscus, but also the Ospray, swallows and so on. The last edited photo is amazing. It's always a joy to visit your blog about nature, I really love it.

Debbie said...

i love your thankful list today...without you saying it, we all knew it!! the little blues are beautiful and the tree full of swallows, what a treat!!

i hope you are seeing sunshine today!!

magnoliasntea said...

Oh my goodness, the Wild Hibiscus is really gorgeous. I just love it.
Love the birds!
Have a great weekend!

Lois said...

So pretty! I love seeing the Little Blue Herons.

Jeanna said...

I'm jealous of all the herons you see, I only know of a few places and can never get those wonderful close-up shots you manage every time. The tree full of swallows is so much fun. Fantastic LL edit photos, especially the last one's mix of reflection and texture with a hint of autumn.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Beautiful pic of the Wild Hibiscus. It looks like a painting. Always love your bird and landscape shots. Happy Thursday to you.

Red said...

Herons are fascinating to watch.Interesting photos.

Helma said...

Hello Eileen,
These are really beautiful pictures of the different herons.
The osprey is also great to see. I would also like to photograph them.
The tree full of swallows is really fun to see.
With kind regards and a nice evening,
Helma

krishna said...

the marsh water picture is awesome...

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Every time I see your amazing pictures, I'm reminded of what I'm missing by not venturing over to Maryland - I'm headed that way next week, maybe I should take a side trip! :-)

LV said...

You never fail to capture such wonderful sights. Love them all but the one that really stands out to me is the light in the heavens. Looks like the good Lord should step right out.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Uhh and ahh! Beautiful photos. Love the landscape edits and also the shot of the sunlight reflecting off Chesapeake Bay.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Love the water reflections in the first photo and the effects in the last one ( and lol, all in between :)

happyone said...

Like the tree of swallows!! They make interesting leaves. : )

carol l mckenna said...

Gorgeous photography of our feathered friends and equally awesome are your sky shots ~ thanks, ^_^

(A ShutterBug Explores)

bettyl-NZ said...

Oh, my, what a fabulous place with so much to see! Your photos are awesome!

Michelle said...

I always enjoy seeing a Heron. They are a favorite of mine. Thanks for linking up today, Eileen, and I hope you have a great weekend!

Martin Kloess said...

Amazingly composed pictures. A good day for you is a good day for everyone.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

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Karen S. said...

Good evening Eileen, I'm thankful today too, for living in Minnesota, and far from hurricanes. My goodness I feel for all those folks, its just unbelievable. Your post sure is a day brightener though, especially two of my favorites, the egrets and blue herons! Beautiful photos! Enjoy your Friday and the weekend is so near!

roth phallyka said...

The Osprey is so great. We have a few near by here, but I see them seldom.


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The Yum List said...

Below little fishies of the blue heron - she has her eye on you!

Pam Jackson said...

Beautiful pics. I love watching herons, esp when flying.

Linda said...

Beautiful captures of these magnificent and fascinating birds, Eileen!

Small City Scenes said...

I do love the tree full of Sparrows and the view of the bay. Excellent.
Have a great weekend
MB

Nancy Chan said...

As always, love your critters and nature shots. Beautiful sky and reflections! Have a beautiful day!

Wandering Wren said...

I am thankful for your beautiful birds too Eileen, I will have to check out this edit, it's great.
Here's to a great weekend ahead.
Wren x

jandi said...

Beautiful as always! I love the wild hibiscus image! Have a lovely weekend!

Small Kucing said...

Hello there again, Eileen

The wild hibiscus looks quite different from what we have here. I have no luck planting them. Pest loce to attack them

Carol Blackburn said...

I do love that Chesapeake Bay shot with the starburst sun. So pretty!
Have a great day.

Thomas Lee said...

Wow! Art work reflection in the last shot

Mary Hone said...

I love all of those. The swallows in the tree is very cute, and the heron hunting is so great.

Vilt og vakkert said...

Heisann, thank you for the nice comment on my blog. Our town is celebrating 450 years these days, therefor the "crowned" king...
You are posting so beautiful photos of birds ;:OD)

Jeevan said...

Lovely environment for bird watch and shoot… the bay looks wonderful with glittering sunlight. Pretty blue herons and nice edit on the landscape!

Bob Bushell said...

The Osprey showing itself in summer plumage. And, all needs attention, beautiful.

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

Love all the photos but the swallows in the tree is my favourite.
Have a lovely weekend,
Andrea

Photo Cache said...

I love them all, especially the tree full of swallows. Not a sight I see every day for sure.

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amanda peters said...

What a beautiful set of photos.. thanks for sharing.
Amanda xx

Light and Voices said...

Enjoyed the cyber walk with you. Take care. See you next week.

Cloudia said...

such marvelous images that are full of your own goodness!

William Kendall said...

I never get tired of seeing herons.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Loved your birds and lunapic looks like a lovely app -- the water and the pretty wildflowers are wonderful. I'm thankful to have blog friends like you!!

amo sin blogg said...

Amazing photos.
You are so clever vith your camera.

I wish you a happy weekend.
Anne-Mari

Linda said...

These are all wonderful!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh the lovely birds - I've never seen a Little Blue Heron - what a great bird. Love the edits too - and the tree of swallows is amazing. And the osprey flying - great capture. Happy weekend.

Jenn Jilks said...

All this wonderful, last sightings for us, before they fly south or hibernate!!!! It's bittersweet! I like to cocoon in winter, though!

Maggee said...

Another great post, filled with beautiful shots! You have a good eye for everything! The Little Blue Heron shots are great... I saw some recently but they were so far away, my shots were awful! I think this season there were lots more Ospreys. Don't know why...yet! Hugs!

NatureFootstep said...

love your swallow tree :)
And to see you do some artwork :)

Lowcarb team member said...

That is a most wonderful sky and Chesapeake Bay is looking good!
Great selection of photo's Eileen, thank you.

All the best Jan

Lynn said...

Just lovely! All lovely, but I love the herons the most.

FILOSOFANDO NA VIDA Profª Lourdes Duarte said...

A natureza é linda em todo recanto da terra. Fotos lindas! Tenha um domingo feliz e de paz. Abraços

Pat Tillett said...

Hi Eileen! REALLY nice photos...
If I had to pick a favorite, it would be the "swallow tree" and/or the juvenile heron. Have a nice week!