Fireroad walk and bird count

January 9, 2014

Linking up with NF Winged   and  Skywatch Friday 


On this day, hubby and I took a local walk on the fireroad near our place.. There was snow on the ground and some on the trees and  it was a little breezy day .  I have begun to count the birds in my yard and on the fireroad trail for Ebird.. These are some photos from our Pine tree loop walk..


Our neighborhood fireroad walk..


Sky above the tall pines.


Wind blown snow and a sunburst.


I really loved how this scene looked during our walk..


A regular at my feeder is the female Downy Woodpecker.



The Male Downy woodpecker is another regular visitor to my yard and feeders.


This past weekend we saw a beautiful sunset..heading home from Walmart.. I hope you enjoyed my post and the woodpeckers..

To see what bird are being seen in your area this is a link to EBIRD
This was my list from our walk on the fireroad


Pine Tree Loop Prettyboy Reservoir, Baltimore, US-MD
Dec 26, 2013 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
11 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  X     In flight..could not see them all due to tree cover.
hawk sp.  X     Heard not seen..maybe a Red Tailed Hawk
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  2
American Crow  2
Carolina Chickadee  X
Tufted Titmouse  X
Carolina Wren  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
White-throated Sparrow  3
Dark-eyed Junco  4
Northern Cardinal 2
















Just a reminder..I am looking forward to seeing you join in and share your critters on my MEME called Saturday Critters..early Saturday Morning..join in on the party and post your cute animals.

To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
and to see more of the winged critters check out NF Winged

Thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday! Thanks to Monica the host of NF Winged.   I wish everyone a safe and happy long weekend.

Comments

Joop Zand said…
Excellent pictures Eileen..... it's a lovely post again.

Greetings from Holland, Joop
Astonishing pictures from your pine tree loop walk. The tall pines and the sun burst through the trees is brilliant.The woodpecker is charming.
HOOTIN ANNI said…
I love the trees with the sunlight filtering through the pine boughs!!

Your bird count is impressive. I did the CBC just for myself and started out keeping count and gave up 'cause some of the birds [like grackles, cormorants, pelicans, and others] were way too massive in numbers. So, I just started marking them off by species/name.
A Quiet Corner said…
Your walk, Eileen, looks like our surrounding property...beautiful!...:)JP
Our photos said…
The photos for today are beautiful, Eileen!
R. Mac Wheeler said…
I love the sun through the trees
Indrani said…
Those captures of light! They look magical!
Lynne said…
I too loved the photo of the sunlight through the pines. Nice photos of the female and male Downey WP.
Hi Eileen. Loved the forest scenes, sunset and of course the Woodpeckers.
Rajesh said…
Beautiful place with such lovely birds.
Montanagirl said…
LOVE your sunburst photo, and the sunset is gorgeous!
TexWisGirl said…
beautiful skies! loved the sunbursts, too.
Icy BC said…
Beautiful of the tree, Eileen, and I love the woodpeckers!
Gail Dixon said…
That sunburst through the trees is awesome. Beautiful pics of the woodpeckers. Happy clicking and counting!
ladyfi said…
The sunburst shots are so gorgeous!
DIMI said…
Hello Eileen!!!Great post!!What a lovely place to walk!!Wonderful pictures!!I really like the photos with the blown snow and the sundursk!Magical scenes!Lovely birds and a colorful sunset!!Thank you for sharing!!Have a nice weekend!Hugs!
Dimi...
Caroline Gill said…
I love those Downy Woodpeckers, Eileen!
lovely photos, the downy woodpeckers are adorable
The sunburst photos are awesome Eileen, but then so is the sunset.
You are lucky to have this area to walk and count birds.
Judith
You have the best neighborhood walks! Thanks for the link; I will visit.
Betsy Adams said…
Blogger keeps losing my comments today... Grrrrrr.

I said for you to have Good Luck with your bird count. We have lots of birds here at the feeders this week.

Love the sky photos with the sun peaking through the trees...

AND--love the sunset...
Hugs,
Betsy
Ela said…
Wonderful pictures and so lovely birds, greetings
Terri Buster said…
I would love to walk that walk- so pretty! Have a great weekend!
I really like the woodpeckers! Your walk looks nice. Lots of trees!
George said…
You got some excellent photos on your walk. The forest is beautiful, as are the colors of the sunset.
Debbie said…
great images eileen and how fun to keep a list of sightings!!

gorgeous skies!!
I try to keep up with eBird-- I tend to wait for something unusual before reporting but really should be reporting on the baseline status of common birds.
Happyone said…
I love walking in the woods in the snow.
That first picture makes me want to take a walk down there too. : )
Sylvia K said…
Lovely captures, Eileen, as always! I love the birds as always, but my favorite today it sunlight streaming through the trees!! Gorgeous!! Hope your new year is off to a great start!! Enjoy!!
orchid Miyako said…
Dearest Eileen;
Wow!!! What beautiful pictures of the sky, my photographer fiend.
Sun burst and sunset; how GORGEOUS and I LOVED to see the woodpecker enjoying the food(^_^)v

Sending you lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*
Lew said…
Wonderful shots of the pines and birds. I love the sun bursts through the pines!
Linda W. said…
Beautiful woods, and I loved your photos of the sunlight behind the trees!
Joyful said…
A beautiful series of photos Eileen. I especially like the way the sun is captured peeking through the tree branches. I also love the path that you get to take a walk on.
SquirrelQueen said…
Oh Eileen, I love your shots of the sun filtering through those pine trees. The Downy woodpeckers are so pretty.
You always have wonderful visitors.
Love the sunburst and sunset captures. Happy weekend, Eileen.
Elaine said…
Love the shots of the sun shining through the trees!
Irma said…
Excellent pictures Eileen.
I love the sun through the trees, and the woodpecker I find sublime.
Bob Bushell said…
Great pictures Eileen, especially the ones with the trees.
diane b said…
The forest shots are fabulous as your birds are too. Magic sunset.
Lea said…
Great bird photos!
Love the sunburst in the trees, and beautiful sunset!
Happy Sky Watch friday!
Lea
Beth Edwards said…
i love, love, love the sunburst shots. those are just amazing!! looks like a great walk. we have fire roads around here too. you never know you might meet on them for sure.

have a happy week, Eileen. rainy here. ( :
DeniseinVA said…
The walk along your fire road must be a real treat. Loved all the photos and the one with the sun peaking through the trees really spoke to me this morning. Have a lovely weekend Eileen :)
Willow said…
What gorgeous hue of rose blush colors in that sunset !
Annemor said…
I almost forgot to look at the birds, The sunburst caught my eyes.
But I found the woodpeckers :)
Lovely :)
Have a nice day :)
Mormor

http://www.starbear.no/mormor/2014/01/09/vinger-mot-himmelen/
inge said…
The light in these photos is simply stunning well done
wildlifewatcher said…
Hi Eileen, Wow! Two Pileated Woodpeckers. Marvelous to see and hear. Glad you saw and counted so many different birds. Have a tremendous weekend!
Betty Manousos said…
looks like a wonderful walk in the forest. thanks for taking us along with you, eileen.
great shots as usual!

big hugs!
Jocee said…
Great photos of the sun through the trees but I love the Woodpeckers the most :)
NatureFootstep said…
great images. Love the great sunbeams in the forest. That´s gorgeous. :)
Celeste said…
What a magical walk Eileen, the light and snow through the trees is just breathtaking!
Tammy said…
I love the snowy starburst;what a great combo! The colorful sky is also beautiful! Nature sure is amazing:)
Brian King said…
Gorgeous! I love the fourth photo! Great light!
Love that sunburst shot! Have a great weekend.
It looks to be a nice area where you live Eileen, and well done with the sunburst ones. We'll be swapping to eBird from our local recording site in February, so that will be a bit of a challenge as it will be different.
Gunilla Bäck said…
So beautiful! Looks like you had a wonderful walk.
Laura said…
Stunningly beautiful Eileen, wow!!!
lorik said…
I love those pine trees pics with the amazing light! Stunning! But most of all i like your sunset-it really is a very beautiful, but dramatic pic with all those lines and bright colour. Thanks for being part of Mandarin Orange Monday:)
thomas said…
Wow!Love those rays in the woods.
Maria said…
I love the first forest scenes, they seem they were taken with a wide angle.
Prairie Jill said…
Oh, what gorgeous shots! I love the birds and the shots with the sunburst.

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