Sunday, March 11, 2012

Birding & Walking at Loch Raven

I am linking up with Mosaic Monday and Sunday Bridges   and Our World Tuesday

On Saturday, hubby and I took a walk locally at the Loch Raven Reservoir. The reservoir is one of three reservoirs that Baltimore City owns for their drinking water. On the weekends part of the road around the reservoir is closed for hikers, bikers and joggers. It is a very pretty and scenic area to view while you are out walking.  I also enjoy the birds in the lake, we saw Bufflehead ducks, a Gadwall, a Mute Swan, lots of seagulls and Canada Geese.


In the mosiac I have pictured top left a Bufflehead duck, a flock of seagulls being fed, one of the bridges going over the lake, middle left a Gadwall, middle right is a Mute Swan, bottom row is the same bridge and more seagulls.






It was a windy and chilly day so we did a brisk walk on the road and walk down closer to the lake to look at the birds.



This swan was quite a ways out in the water but I swear it was giving me the evil eye.



Goldie Girl begging to go for a swim in the lake.



To see more wonderful mosaics and photos please visit Mosaic Monday  and Sunday Bridges  and Our World Tuesday.  Thanks to all the wonderful host of these fun memes. Also, thanks for stopping by to see my post. I hope everyone has a wonderful week. Happy Spring!!!

54 comments:

  1. what lovely photos, specially the buffleheads, they're suvh striking looking ducks!

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  2. Love all the blues in your pics. And the group of gulls, too. Hi goldie girl!

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  3. Very nice shots.

    Regards and best wishes

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  4. I so want to go! Your photos just enlarge my list of places I must see...my photography bucket list, I guess! Thanks for the beautiful shots. Goldie Girl is such a pretty girl...

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  5. Your photos are magnificent! I've tried to take pictures of the birds, and it takes a lot of patience. Have a great week!

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  6. Your right, that swan does look like he is giving you the evil eye! Thank you for sharing your walk.

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  7. That's a great bird pic, Eileen -they posed, just for you!
    did you use a special lens for your header? I love it!

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  8. Delightful captures, Eileen. I do enjoy walking virtually with you and taking in all the wonderful sights and the wildlife.

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  9. The reservoir water is so blue! It looks like a nice place to walk, Eileen. yes, I agree, that sawn was watching you ...lol!

    Happy Mosaic Monday!

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  10. Love the captures, Eileen, so pretty on the water! Cool bridge. Goldie Girl looks like she's enjoying the day, too :)

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  11. I imagine that I can hear the screech of the gulls and the quacking of the ducks. What a wonderful place to walk!

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  12. What a lovely place to walk and take photos...I am always so excited when I spy a swan...there is something so magical about them.

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  13. Yet another great birding trip.
    I really like your header photo!

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  14. Eileen your photos are marvelous and your new top photo is just amazing. Hope you have a great week!

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  15. The water is so pretty and blue and there are lots of birds to view...a perfect place to walk! ♥

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  16. awww...I think Goldie Girl is my favorite :)

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  17. You are lucky to have such a nice place to walk, ride and enjoy nature. Beautiful pictures!

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  18. Those birds do enjoy their late winter.

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  19. That looks like a cool walk:) The swan giving you the evil eye...well, may have been doing so:) I don't trust those guys...or geese near me. They can do some damage:)

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  20. Gorgeous images, Eileen!!

    And I absolutely love your banner photo. Amazing!

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  21. lovely photos, they're such striking looking ducks! Thanks for sharing.

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  22. e have a duck called whio, pronounced Fi O, and it is an endangered duck. I like your seagulls gathering.

    I should post my latest, sea gull gathering at some one's roof top.

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  23. There is that lovely pup-cub, all happy to take a walkies with the parents;) Lovely images Eileen and it looks like the Mute Swan may be a second year out swan...something about the colouration, or it may have been the glorious sunlight~

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  24. oh, those shots are all so beautiful...you just gave me a huge smile here...viewing winged friends is such a treat to the eye and soul...

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  25. Lovely photos and mosaic. Really great birdphotos.

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  26. Lovely images of beautiful birds. The surroundings are quite nice. What a beautiful outdoor day. You captured it well, wow!!

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  27. You make the most beautiful bird photo's Eileen. I love them all. Have a nice week

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  28. Looks a nice day for walk Eileen even if it was windy, blowing waves across the lake in your picture. Like the Buffleheads and those gulls look like Ring-billed. Goldie Girl seemed to enjoy the walk too.

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  29. Great shots!
    Have a wonderful week,
    Markus

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  30. Lovely shots, Eileen.

    Wish you a great week!

    Irene

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  31. Great walkand your dog is such a beauty!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  32. First of all, I love your header!! I do love looking up!! And all of your captures are fantastic! I love the birds and the water! Looks as though you had a wonderful day out! Thanks for sharing the beauty with us! Such a beautiful world you do have! Enjoy your day!

    Sylvia

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  33. awww goldie is just too cute for words!!

    you got some great shots, we really do enjoy so many of the same things!!

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  34. I love the photo of Goldie Girl. She's just lovely.
    And I always enjoy photos of waterbirds.
    K

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  35. Eileen, what a pleasant way to pass the day! Food for the eyes and the soul! Love it!

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  36. You always have a wonderful variety to present. Lovely pictures.

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  37. What a fascinating series of beautiful photos today. The bridge is an impressive one as are all of the birds. You really got some grand shots. genie

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  38. Great birding place, great birds! I'm really impressed that they close the road on weekends.

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  39. OH Eileen, You all live in such a great place and can visit all of these wonderful places to see the water birds... AWESOME... That swan is giving you a dirty look for sure... ha ha

    We are home from our 2nd trip is a month--and both of us have colds.. Yuk! Guess it will be REST for this upcoming week for both of us.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  40. Beautiful birds. So many of them all in one place.

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  41. Looks like a delightful walk!

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  42. Great photos and the reservoir looks like a very nice place to visit.

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  43. Lovely pictures ! Seagulls always make me think of my holidays in England ! There are so many and they wake me up early mornings !

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  44. I like the lovely birds, the shimmering blue water, and the ripples showing how windy it was. Thanks for sharing your joyful walk in spite of the cold.

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  45. Hi there - the swan does look to be giving you a bit of a glare!

    Stewart M - Australia

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  46. I can feel the chill looking at your images. Especially the view of the water and the trees in the background. What a great shot of the birds! Love them all!!

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  47. Hope Goldie Girl got her swim - what an adorable face!

    Lovely shots.

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  48. Loch raven looks like a wonderful spot. It's always nice to see Goldie!

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  49. I enjoyed this trip to the reservoir. Wonderful shots.

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  50. A fabulous collection of birds and water, Eileen. A beautiful place to take in nature's gifts. :)

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  51. Amazing series, Eileen!
    Have a great week!

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  52. Oh, how pretty! I bet Goldie Girl is enjoying too, as much as I am. So many different things to see in one place. The swan really looks so cute.

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  53. What a wonderful walk that was... I enjoyed tagging along.

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