Thursday, April 23, 2015

York, PA Rookery

Linking up with Skywatch Friday  and Good Fences  

For this week's Good Fence and Skywatch Friday memes I am sharing our visit to the York, Pennsylvania Heron and Egret rookery.. This may have been our earliest visit to the rookery. It was on April 1st, still a little chill in the early morning. But, the sky was a pretty blue with some white puffy clouds..a nice day to be outdoors. We only saw two of the Black Crowned Night Herons, a couple Great Egrets on their nest and lots of ducks.


Above the pretty sky.. We walked the loop around the lake, checking for the heron and egret nests along the way. The ducks and geese are used to being fed, they ran up to us as we walked toward the lake.



Above is the Black Crowned Night Heron at the York Pa rookery.



A view of the lake and the tallest trees in the distance hold the Night Heron and Egret rookery..A distant view of the fence on the right and a pretty sky.


A couple of Great Egrets on their nest..


A pretty view of the sky and lake..and a fence scene for Tex's Good Fences..

 I hope you enjoyed our walk, sky and rookery visit..Thanks for stopping by and for the nice comments..

To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
and check for more fence shots at Tex's Good Fences

Thanks to Theresa @ The Run*A*Round Ranch for hosting Good Fences and thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday.    I wish everyone a happy day and weekend ahead..

96 comments:

  1. Nice walk around the lake with the beautiful weather. Regards.

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  2. Nests up high, and look who is in them, beautiful grand birds. what a time you had there.

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  3. Beautiful views and handsome birds!
    Have a great day!

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  4. What a lovely area and great place for the Herons and Egrets to build their nests

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  5. Foi um passeio maravilhoso.Céu e dia lindo e tanto de belo lá a ver e mostrar! bjs e lindo dia! chica

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  6. Hi Eileen, lovely post, loving the sky, lake, birds & ducks photos. I would love to walk around this lake.

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  7. Hi Eileen, thanks for sharing the herons and egrets. I'm beginning to miss the variety of these birds that we saw in Tanzania. Your fence shot is so neat! Have a great day. Jo

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  8. Hello dear Eileen,
    My, you have been busy while I was away!!
    Sorry I can't leave a comment on each post, I have heaps of work to catch up and I am battling with Aussie bird and butterflies ID's!!!
    Your post are very interesting and show lovely birds and landscapes!
    I really enjoyed going through your latest publications :)
    Keep well, hugs from.... back to France :( !!!

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  9. What wonderful lake and sky photographs! That little black crowned night heron is just so puffy and cute! Great shots, Eileen!

    Enjoy your day!

    Nancy

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  10. Nice series! I've never seen a Night Heron before - thanks for sharing

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  11. Quite the collection of feathered friends! Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  12. this heron is just gorgeous!! wow wee!! love the views. have a great Thursday. take care. ( :

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  13. What a delightful place to visit and walk! It looks like the perfect day.

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  14. Hopefully spring is moving northward to Ontario ! (It snowed last night!!) Love seeing the herons. The GBHs are here but I imagine they were not impressed with the freezing temperatures last night.

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  15. Hi Eileen, Nice work for both Good Fences and Skywatch. Thanks for sharing your visit to the York, Pennsylvania Heron and Egret rookery. Have a great day!

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  16. Good morning, Eileen! Great shots of this beautiful lake. the herons and egrets are beautiful, too! Have a happy day!

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  17. An enjoyable walk around a protected area for the birds.
    Snow overnight and it's still coming down.
    Have a good day!

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  18. that night heron is beautiful and i have not seen one of those. most of these birds we have here,but not that one. i would love to visit this rookery. the water view, the birds and trees, a beautiful place to wander.

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  19. Eileen, I like the looks of the night heron, but it appears that he doesn't have that long neck that most herons have.

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  20. What a stunning place to visit! Those skies are really something too! I'll have to google this place, it's so interesting. Your feathered friends are always a delight.

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  21. i've never seen a rookery in person. i'd love to see some nests around here, but i'm sure they're hidden in the trees. :)

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  22. you made me think of a girl i worked with years ago when my husband was in the marine corps...we worked together in the px and she was from york, pa! now it will bother me all day trying toremember her name, although i can picture her face! beautiful place that is!

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  23. Genetically speaking, I wonder how the Black Crown Heron can be in the same family group as the Great Gray Heron. There doesn't seem to be anything similar about them ... but that said, I think this BCHeron is gorgeous. Love the Egrets on their nest. We used to have egrets everywhere, but for the past few years they seem to be very few. I am not sure why that is, but it makes me sad. Beautiful post, Eileen ...

    Andrea @ FRomThe Sol

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  24. Beautiful walk around the lake Eileen. The shots you captured are amazing. Love the Black Crowned Night Heron.
    He looks to be roosting with his neck down.
    The fences look so nice along the area with the run off.
    Have a nice weekend.
    CM

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  25. Just amazing! Love to see the birds up close.

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  26. Such a peaceful looking place....glad you shared this walk with us...
    Shug

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  27. Really gorgeous place. I love the shot of the nest.

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  28. I would love to visit this place! I have never seen the Black Crowned Night heron here, but saw them in California last year when visiting my daughter.

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  29. Hello Eileen,
    Wonderful place to take a walk.
    The gorgeous Black Crowned Night Heron and the Great Egrets in the nest.
    I enjoyed your blog.
    Best regards, Irma

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  30. This must be such a neat place to visit. Love your shots, especially of the Black-crowned Night Heron. Thanks for sharing Eileen and have a great day :)

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  31. What a nice place to go for a walk. Nice and green and lots to look at :)
    Have a happy day, Eileen!
    Tinna ✐

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

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  33. A perfect sanctuary for the birds and lovely for a relaxing stroll around the lake! Very pretty!

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  34. You definitely had a beautiful day for your visit to the rookery. Your photos are marvelous.

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  35. Black Crowned Night Herons are spectacular, Eileen.
    ~

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  36. wow, the bird photos are phenomenal!

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  37. The Night Heron is a neat bird, and awesome to see the egrets nesting!

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  38. beautiful views Eileen.

    have a wonderful weekend.

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  39. Hi Eileen,
    I learned about another new bird today, so thank you!
    The lake and the walking path are really clean and nice - pretty location.
    I am also very heartened to see the recycling containers - hopefully people use them to dispose off their recyclables.

    Thanks for stopping by my site today.
    Have a Beautiful Day!
    Peace :)

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  40. Especially like the black crowned night heron.
    Will tell the RG about this rookery.

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  41. Very pretty view in that last shot with the fence. Loved that Black Crowned Night Heron.

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  42. The Rookery is beautiful, and the Night Heron is so special Eileen.

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  43. That's such a beautiful place to visit, Eileen. It's so neat to be able to see and photograph the birds on their nests.

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  44. nice fences and sky and a gorgeous place I´ve not seen before :)

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  45. Ηello Eileen!!
    What a lovely place!Gorgeous view!!Wonderful pictures of the Night Heron and the egret birds too!Great captures!Thank you for sharing this beauty!!Have a happy weekend!
    Dimi...

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  46. it looks like a great place to visit, lots to see!! sometimes it's better to go early in the season, i like a little chill and i really like less people!!

    love the heron!!!!

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  47. You are always finding little gems in the birding world. :)
    The last shot of sky and fence is lovely!!!
    Have a great upcoming weekend Eileen!

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  48. Beautiful captures as always, Eileen!! I particularly like the Giant Egrets!! Fantastic!! Hope you have a lovely weekend -- camera in hand, of course!! Enjoy!!

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  49. How fun to see the big egrets sitting in their nests.

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  50. Hei Eileen:)) I quess you have the spring feeling over there also! Today there was snow on mye island....
    Hope the spring is comming soon:))

    Take care u:))

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  51. What a wonderful place to get to walk around!
    -Lisa

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  52. This looks like a great place to find some interesting birds especially with migration upon us. Love the BCNH. Cool bird for your area!

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  53. You were only about 45 minutes from me..Great shots..I didn't know there was a rookery in york...Never saw that Heron..Pretty bird..

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  54. That last scene is so peaceful, I'd like to sit there awhile. Love the little black crowned night heron, what a handsome bird.

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  55. Yes, I did enjoy walking around there with you. : ) Lovely photos.

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  56. Hi Eileen, What a lovely collection of photos. Love the birds. Looks like a nice wrought iron fence next to the water, too.

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  57. Super iron fence! Love the black crowned heron on its nest! It's a beautiful rookery area...great photos!

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  58. Seems to be well cared for. A nice convenient place to view the herons and egrets on their nests.

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  59. Beautiful scenery Beautiful flora and fauna. Thanks Eileen for letting us join you on this lovely walk.

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  60. Such nice pictures of the egrets. I seldom get to see one so these photos are nice.

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  61. Hi Eileen, Pennsylvania is on my list of places to see as my maternal ancestors were from there. I am glad you highlighted this rookery! Nice photographs. Have a great Friday!

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  62. Beautiful scenes. They all look so peaceful. x

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  63. Thank you for taking us along on your walks.

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  64. What a pretty place to visit! Love the birds and the sky in that last shot is gorgeous, too.

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  65. You find the best places






    ALOHA from Honolulu,
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  66. Love seeing a water leveler, or whatchememcallit? Also great clouds and fence!Enjoy your weekend, Eileen!

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  67. Beautiful place with such lovely birds.

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  68. such a nice walk! happy weekend :-)

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  69. Wonderful "Sky Watch" post!
    Have a nice day!

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  70. Enjoying your shots, Eileen. That's a place that I'd like to visit!

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  71. That looks like a really beautifully clear day Eileen. There doesn't seem to be any people about but yourself to enjoy the birds and the lovely spacious park.

    It's a great shot of the Black-crowned Night Heron in the tree.

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  72. Beautiful images...beautiful birds!!

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  73. Lovely collages made! Enjoyed seeing these. :)

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  74. I enjoyed the cyber tour. Looks like the weather was nice for your shoot. Collage is done well.
    JM, IL

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  75. Beautiful photo's Eileen. Have a nice weekend

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  76. ჱ‿ჱ
    Fotos bonitas, parque muito agradável, maravilhoso para um lindo passeio.

    Bom fim de semana
    com tudo de bom!!!
    Beijinhos.
    ჱ╮
    ه°ჱ~

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  77. Eileen,
    Enjoyed this gorgeous tour and you always are able to capture shots of such elusive and spectacular birds!
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Jemma

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  78. Beautiful walk! I loved seeing the egrets in their nest! For some reason whenever I'm out kayaking, I never think to look up to find them (duh)

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  79. Wonderful photos and lovely portrait of the Night Heron. Thank you so much for sharing this great birding place. We lived near a GB Heron rookery in Oregon and I used to love to visit it. And once in Louisiana we visited an area where several different species of egrets and herons were nesting. Just such an amazing experience.

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  80. York is just up the road from where I used to live in Lancaster County. This Rookery is new since I lived there.

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  81. The egret we see in the Netherlands more often but the cattle egret with us a rare appearance. Beautiful pictures you put down these herons.

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  82. Oh that Kingfisher is wonderful Eileen!!!

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  83. May I point out, respectfully, that the correct name for a heron nesting site is a heronry not a rookery.

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  84. Oh, stopped by for another visit :)

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