Monday, May 20, 2013

A walk in the park

 I am linking up with   Our World Tuesday

 I have mentioned previously how hubby and I enjoy our walks on the weekends. And with the birds migrating thru the area I try to pick a different place for our walk on the weekends. So, last Sunday hubby and I took our walk at Cromwell Valley Park in Baltimore County.





A pretty Barn Swallow

 Female Eastern Bluebird


Cromwell Valley Park was acquired by using funds from the Maryland's Program Open Space project. Previously it was land owned by three different property owners which consisted of  two farms and a Christmas tree farm. The park is 426 acres of rural farm land, fields, woods and orchards and is an excellant habitat for the wildlife. Cromwell Valley Park is also is one of the local hawkwatch stations.


Male Eastern Bluebird

 Baltimore Oriole.

A patch of wildflowers that we walked past.


My walk at the park was a large loop trail next to the fields, thru the woods, over the stream, between the barns. My mission to see a Bobolink that was reported in the area. Birds seen at the park: Yellow-rump Warblers, Common-Yellowthroat warbler, Eastern Bluebirds, Orchard Oriole, Baltimore Oriole, Flycatchers, Phoebe, Chickadees, Hawks, Red-Wing Blackbirds, Barn Swallows, Tree Swallows, Belted Kingfisher, Gray Catbirds and Eastern Kingbirds. I am sure I am forgetting a bird or two as usual I did not keep a list that day. I hope you enjoyed coming with us on the walk.

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55 comments:

  1. That was an invigorating walk with all those birds in such wonderful surroundings!!

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  2. I particularly like the Oriole and the Bluebird. What a lovely place for a walk, Eileen! We've had a very grey spring, but thankfully had a little bright sunshine over the w/e.

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  3. Sounds like a very nice place to take a hike. It looks like you saw plenty and also enjoyed a nice sunny day.
    Hope you have a wonderful week ahead.

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  4. So nice!!!.. Beautiful pictures my friend.. Greetings fron Spain..

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  5. wow, beautiful.... I enjoy such nature walks...

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  6. I like the bluebird in the tree. Nice picture.


    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  7. Beautiful. Love the birds and the wildflowers. Sounds like a nice place to take a stroll. Have a great week.

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  8. What a lovely place to visit! Gorgeous shots, Eileen!

    Irene

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  9. you have such lovely places to go walking and always finding special birds

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  10. Wow! Love these shots ~ Gorgeous birds! ~ ^_^

    Thanks for visiting. Enjoy.

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  11. What a lovely place! Great pics. I've been seeing a lot of Orioles lately :)

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  12. Looks like you had a pretty day for a walk. It's nice to have something you two can enjoy together.

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  13. Yet another wonderful walk you found Eileen together with some wonderful birds too from your list. Lovely shots of the Swallow and the bluebird with food for the youngsters. Enjoy your week ahead.

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  14. Always enjoy your walks and sightings . . . like the white barn too . . .

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  15. Awesome shots of the barn swallow! You really nailed the iridescence of his wings. The eastern bluebird is sweet, too. What a great set!

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  16. pretty bird images and a beautiful place to take a walk!!

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  17. love to see the bluebirds and orioles. such a great splash of color!

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  18. Hello Eileen,
    What a nice place with beautiful birds. Great to see that white house on that great location.

    Many greetings,
    Marco

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  19. Must be wonderful to walk in this park !

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  20. You picked a great place for your walk, and you got some marvelous photos. I especially like your photos of the Baltimore Oriole and the Barn Swallow.

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  21. That looks like a really nice park. You saw a great variety of birds - love the photos!

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  22. Great birding walk -- I can't believe how the swallow posed so beautifully for you! I think you're a bird whisperer!

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  23. HI Eileen ...I just love the Barn Swallow , they are so had to get setting still!!
    Of course the Eastern Bluebird my very favorite is lovely!!
    Looks like you came away with a good count of bird siteings!!
    I just saw yesterday about 8 Bobolinks in a field near by!! They seem to love the dandelion flowers...I couldn't get a decent shot the sun was to bright and they where at a distance,and move so fast, but I am going back!!

    Grace

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  24. Looks like a great walk, Eileen. You saw alot of birds that day.. But--you'll have to go back to see the Bobolink...

    Great photos of the Swallow.. He has pretty colors.. Wish I could attract an Oriole around here.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  25. Dear Eileen,you realy had a wonderful walk with your hubby!!Great pictures and amazing shots!The bluebird looks so preety!!Thank you for sharing!
    Dimi..

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  26. Great place!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  27. Wow! you have spotted beautiful birds in the park.

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  28. That's quite an amazing list of birds you have seen there this season. What a greta park.

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  29. This looks like a great walk Eileen, love the bluebird and the barn shots. Beautiful.

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  30. Thank you for taking us on this Spring walk with it's many delights.

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  31. The Swallow is there, sapping the nectar. Cheers Eileen.

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  32. Such pretty countryside where you took these photos. It looks so peaceful.

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  33. What a lovely walk with a nice assortment of birds to see along the way. :)

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  34. I live in Baltimore County but have never heard of that Park. May have to get there one day. I would so like to see the Maryland state bird!

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  35. The Eastern Bluebirds are so sweet looking. Love your shots of the old farms and the wildflowers.

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  36. always lovely to go walking with you Eileen and see your lovely birds.
    I hope to get out on some trails this weekend if the weather is kind.
    Have a wonderful week.

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  37. Lovely variety of photos Eileen, those birds are so cute!

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  38. Oh, lots to see on your walk. Love the oriole!

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  39. Nice sharp birds shots. They look very regal and dressed in their best.

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  40. Love the old white building. That is nice.

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  41. What a beautiful location! That swallow is gorgeous.

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  42. Great shots of the swallow and blue bird! Looks like a good park for nature walks.

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  43. Truly a beautiful ambiance and lovely captures.

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  44. Your location is just wonderful. The photos of the birds are so beautiful!

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  45. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful walk! Love the little feathered characters along the way! Especially love the gorgeous colours of the little barn swallow! And love the ambience of the old white building!

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  46. your bluebirds are so sweet. This coyntryside looks very appealing to me. :)

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  47. Great series, Eileen!
    Love the swallows... ;))
    Warm greetings from a wet Holland,
    Anna :))

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  48. so many beautiful friends along the way:-)

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  49. Not sure how much walking I would do. I would want to take photos. Thanks so much for sharing yours.

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  50. What a lovely walk you've had with this beautiful vista and its birds. Very nice.

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  51. The Barn Swallows are a real treat. I've been seeing them everywhere. They have such great color and shine to their feathers.

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  52. You saw so many different birds on your walk. It's almost like a treasure hunt.

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  53. I also like the variety of this post; the swallow and wildflowers are very nice.

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